PanSIG is an annual conference held in May, and organized by many of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT). The conference brings together leading scholars and practitioners in language education from Japan, Asia, and throughout the world. It is meant to be a smaller, more intimate conference than the annual international JALT conference (which is held each fall), and is a place where SIG members can network with each other.


PanSIG 2017 Conference

AIU flutePanSIG 2017 will be held May 19-21 at Akita International University (AIU) in Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan (see location). Pre-registration is now open (through ConfTool, which we've been using for conference submissions and registrations recently).

Theme: Expand your interests

Venue: Akita International University (AIU) (access)

Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan

Dates: May 19 - 21 (Friday to Sunday), 2017

Call for papers: The deadline for proposals to be submitted was January 15, 2017. Notifications of final acceptance of proposals were sent via email between mid-February and early March, 2017. If your proposal was accepted, congratulations! Please see the information for presenters.

Attendees can pre-register by May 8 and make their payments by May 8, 2017.

Akita International University


PanSIG 2016: Photos, Handouts & Slides

Okinawa musicThe PanSIG 2016 Conference at Meio University in Okinawa (May 20-23, 2016) was a great success! Thank you to the organizers, presenters, participants, and student volunteers. To relive the conference, or in case you missed out, check these out:

PanSIG2016 presenters were invited to submit to the PanSIG Journal by August 1st. Thank you to all who have submitted papers; the peer review process is underway.


PanSIG 2015 Journal2015 PanSIG Journal Published

The 2015 PanSIG Journal has been published, containing 30 peer-reviewed papers that were originally presentations at the PanSIG 2015 conference at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (May 16-17, 2015). You can download the 2015 PanSIG Journal here (PDF). You can access previous publications through the PanSIG publications page.

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