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.


Plan Ahead: PanSIG 2018 Conference

Toyo Gakuen University (Hongo Campus)PanSIG 2018 will be held at Toyo Gakuen University (Hongo Campus) in Tokyo on the weekend of May 19-20, 2018.

Theme: To be announced.

Venue: Toyo Gakuen University (Hongo Campus)

Location: Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, near Tokyo Dome

Call for papers: Not yet announced. For those interested in giving a presentation, workshop, or poster presentation at PanSIG, the call for proposals is usually announced in November, and the deadline is usually between mid-January and mid-February. All proposals are vetted by blind review, and the results are made available by mid-March. Presenters are expected to register for the conference soon thereafter, though registration payment is usually due at the beginning of April.

Please refer back to this site, or follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter to keep up to date with PanSIG 2018 developments.


PanSIG 2017 Conference: It was a great weekend!

AIU flutePanSIG 2017 was held May 19-21 at Akita International University (AIU) in Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan (see location). AIU was a supporting institution (or cosponsor) of PanSIG 2017, and we are grateful for their support. Thank you to everyone who helped make this conference a success!

Theme: Expand your interests

Venue: Akita International University (AIU), Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan

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

Presenters: All presenters are invited to submit a paper based on their presentation for publication in the 2017 PanSIG Journal. The deadline is August 31, 2017. Please see the PanSIG Journal site for details.

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PanSIG 2017 Volunteers


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, 2016. 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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