Call for Presentations: 21st Century Language Teaching Conference 2024

Date: October 26-27, 2024
Location: Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Call for Presentations Link: 
Registration Link: 
OkiJALT Website: 

Deadline for Presentation Submissions: June 30, 2024, 23:59 JST

The Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) and JALT’s Teaching Young Learners Special Interest Group (TYL SIG) are pleased to announce the 21st Century Language Teaching Conference 2024, to be held October 26-27, 2024, in Naha, Okinawa. The conference provides a platform for language educators, researchers, and professionals from around the world to share their insights, experiences, and research findings in the field of language teaching and learning.

We invite submissions for presentations, posters, and workshops on a range of topics related to language teaching and learning. Accepted proposals may be eligible for publication in post-conference proceedings. 

Possible areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching younger learners (0-18 years)
  • Language acquisition and learning
  • Task-based language teaching
  • Technology in language teaching
  • Second/foreign language acquisition
  • Intercultural communication
  • Content-based instruction
  • Pedagogical approaches and techniques
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Teacher training and professional development
  • Language policy and planning
  • All other related topics

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Titles and abstracts should be written in English (150-250 words for abstracts) or Japanese (300-500 characters for abstracts).
  2. Indicate your preferred format (presentation, poster session, or workshop).
  3. Provide a brief biographical statement (less than 50 English words or 100 Japanese characters) for each presenter.
  4. Call for presentations: Submit your abstract and speaker information via this link.
  5. Individuals who wish to attend as non-presenting attendees, please click here to register.

Important Dates and Details:

  • Conference Dates: October 26-27, 2024
  • Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2024, 23:59 JST
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2024
  • Conference Fee:
    • ¥5,000 advanced registration & payment (JALT Members)
    • ¥10,000 advanced registration & payment (non-JALT Members)
    • ¥7,000 on-site registration (JALT Members), cash only
    • ¥12,000 on-site registration (non-JALT Members), cash only
  • Deadline for Presenters’ Payment: July 31, 2024
  • Deadline for Non-Presenter Advanced Registration & Payment: October 18, 2024

Presenters will be notified by email on or before July 15, 2024 with submission results. For more information and updates, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at the 21st Century Language Teaching Conference 2024!


Adam Murray
Okinawa Chapter of JALT (OkiJALT)