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 2019 Conference has just ended...

Konan University CUBEPanSIG 2019 was held at Konan University, CUBE Campus in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, on May 18-19, 2019. To find out what happened each day, please see our PanSIG 2019 Schedule. Also, some presenters have uploaded their presentation slides and handouts.

2019 PanSIG Journal Call for Papers 

All presenters at PanSIG 2019 will be invited to submit a paper based on their presentation for publication in the 2019 PanSIG Journal. In the same way that the presentations were vetted prior to the conference, journal papers from the conference will also be subjected to peer review. August 15, 2019. Please see the 2019 PanSIG Journal Call for Papers page for details.


Looking Ahead: PanSIG 2020

U of Niigata PrefPanSIG 2020 will be held at University of Niigata Prefecture in Niigata City on May 30-31, 2020. (See a Google map to U. of Niigata Prefecture; for more information, please see our Location page.

The call for papers for PanSIG 2020 will probably be announced around the time of the JALT2019 International Conference (November 1-4 in Nagoya), and will be due in December or January. Check back here for details, or follow us on Twitter @JALT_PanSIG


The 2018 PanSIG Journal Has Been Published

PanSIG 2018 JournalThis journal represents the fourth edition of the annual PanSIG Journal in its latest form--following 13 years of proceedings publications beginning with 2002--which includes a selection of articles from the 2018 conference. With a comprehensive blind and detailed peer review process, including the new policy of allowing authors to take on the role of a reviewer, dedicated reviewing and editing committees, along with motivated and professional authors, and proper time management, the quality of the articles submitted to the 2018 PanSIG Journal were consistently high. The articles finally selected for publication in the 2018 PanSIG Journal demonstrated a comprehensive and robust representation of the work presented at the PanSIG conference from a number of different SIGs on a diverse range of topics. More importantly, the range of research ideas highlight the effort and creativity of the participants of the conference and the members of the SIGs, and clearly demonstrated that PanSIG as a language research, teaching and learning community is constantly evolving and seeking to find new patterns, designs and structures in language pedagogy. Download the 2018 PanSIG Journal (PDF).


PanSIG 2018 Conference was a success!Toyo Gakuen University (Hongo Campus)

The PanSIG 2018 Conference at Toyo Gakuen in Tokyo was the biggest one yet, even surpassing last year's success. In total the conference attracted 463 participants (see photos). And through our "bring your own travel mug" environmental initiative, we only used 200 paper cups throughout the weekend! Thank you to everyone who helped make this year such a success, especially thanks to Jennie Roloff Rothman, Andy Boon and Jason Pratt for a smooth, well-run conference.

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