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48th JACET Summer Seminar (Online, 2021)

Monday, January 4, 2021 at 12:00 AM (EST) to Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 1:00 AM (EST)

Event Details

Dear AILA and JACET Affiliate Members,


We are holding the Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET) 60th Anniversary Commemoration Week under the theme of “Reflection and Reconnection” from 25th to 29th August in 2021. During the Commemoration Week, the 48th JACET Summer Seminar (Online, 2021) will be held on 25th and 26th August with the theme of “Changing Times, Changing Instruction, Changing Materials: How Should We Respond?” From 27th to 29th August, the JACET 60th Commemorative International Convention (Online, 2021) will take place with the theme of “English Language Education to Endure Changing Times: Facing the Reality of Society 5.0”. In this second circular, we would like to remind you of the abstract submission period and inform you of the plenary speakers and special symposia for the Commemoration Week.


Call for Papers: Submission Period

Monday, 4th January to Sunday, 28th February 2021, 23:59:59 JST.

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The 48th JACET Summer Seminar (Online,2021) Plenary Speakers

Dr. Le Van Canh (Vietnam National University, Hanoi)

Dr. Jihyeon Jeon (Ewha Woman’s University)

Dr. Judy Noguchi (Professor Emerita of Kobe Gakuin University) 


Dr. Le Van Canh is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics of Vietnam National University, Hanoi, where he lectures at the graduate level. He has been involved in English language teaching, English language teacher education and research for more than 40 years. Very recently, he co-edited two volumes, Situating Cultural and Moral Values in ELT Materials: The Southeast Asian Context (Springer), and Building Teacher Capacity in English Language Teaching in Vietnam: Research, Policy and Practice (Routledge).


Dr. Jihyeon Jeon is a professor at Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea. She served as a president of Asia TEFL (2017-2020). Her recent publications appear in the TESOL Encyclopedia of ELT (2018); and in the Routledge International Handbook of Language Education Policy in Asia (2019). Her recent talks include teacher communication from interpersonal communication perspectives.


Dr. Judy Noguchi, professor emerita of Kobe Gakuin University, has been involved in English for specific purposes (ESP), a genre-based approach to language study, from the start of her teaching career. B.S. and B.A. (chemistry), University of Hawaii; M.Ed. (TESL), Temple University (US); Ph.D. (applied linguistics), University of Birmingham (UK).


The JACET 60th Commemorative International Convention (Online, 2021) Plenary Speakers

Dr. Le Van Canh (Vietnam National University, Hanoi)

Dr. Jihyeon Jeon (Ewha Woman’s University)


The JACET 60th Commemorative International Convention (Online, 2021) Special Symposia

  1. Affiliate Symposium

New Forms of International Academic Collaboration: Prospects and Possibilities for ELT in Asia

Coordinator: Prof. Masao Aikawa (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)


  1. JAAL (Japan Association of Applied Linguistics) Symposium

Toward the Future of Applied Linguistics Research in Japan (TBD)

Coordinator: Prof. Toshiyuki Kanamaru (Kyoto University)


  1. AILA East Asia Symposium

The Role of Languages in the Internationalization of Higher Education

Coordinator: Prof. Masaki Oda (Tamagawa University)


  1. JACET Symposium (I)

Past: Lessons from JACET History

Coordinator: Prof. Hajime Terauchi (Takachiho University)


  1. JACET Symposium (II)

Present: Points of Collaboration for Industry, Government and Schools

Coordinator: Prof. Hisashi Naito (Hokkai-Gakuen University)


  1. JACET Symposium (III)

Future: Prospects of Technology for English Education

Coordinator: Prof. Yukinari Shimoyama (Toyo Gakuen University)


We look forward to collaborating with other AILA affiliate members, including through online networking sessions (in preparation). Therefore, all members of your organization are eligible to register at discounted member rates.


Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions regarding this special event.

Inquiries: The special committee for JACET 60th Anniversary Commemoration Week