PanSIG is an annual conference sponsored 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, and is a place where SIG members can network with each other.

PanSIG 2017

PanSIG 2017 will be held May 19-21 at Akita International University (AIU) in Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan.

Theme: Expand your interests

Location: Akita International University (AIU) in Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan (access)

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

Call for papers: The call for papers is not yet open for PanSIG 2017. Please check back in November or December for details about the call for papers.

PanSIG 2016

PanSIG2016 presenters are invited to submit to the PanSIG Journal; please see for details. (Deadline August 1st)

PanSIG 2016 at Meio University was a great success! Thank you to the organizers, presenters, participants, and student volunteers. You can also download handouts and slideshows from some of the presentations. We have a collection of great photos of PanSIG 2016:

PanSIG 2015

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

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