Call for Papers: Summer Symposium 2022

(Please note the conference date has changed to 21 August 2022)

The Okinawa chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) is pleased to announce open registration and a call for papers for Summer Symposium 2022. OkiJALT’s Summer Symposium is an annual event that has been held since 2017. We invite teachers and researchers from around the world to share their work related to second language learning. As such, we are looking for research-focused and teaching-focused presentations and short workshop demonstrations.

The theme for Summer Symposium 2022 is “Learner Identity in the EFL Classroom: Whose English Is It Anyway?”. The roles of language and identity are highly complex, especially in an environment such as the classroom, where local and global power dynamics can greatly affect learning and teaching. In addition, as we attempt to veer away from the colonial roots of English language teaching, more questions emerge about what English, or which Englishes, we should focus on to help our students learn. We welcome proposals from anyone interested in exploring the connections between these phenomena. Full papers will be considered for post-conference publication.

Interested attendees and presenters should complete and submit the Registration form found at:

Presenters should submit their proposal by 31 July 2022. Non-presenting attendees should complete registration by 17 August 2022. Payment for both presenters and non-presenting attendees should also be completed by 17 August 2022.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at OkiJALT’s Summer Symposium 2022!

Details of Summer Symposium 2022:

  • Date & Time: 21 August 2022; 10:00-17:00 Japan Standard Time (JST)
  • Theme: Learner Identity in the EFL Classroom: Whose English Is It Anyway?
  • Location: Online (Zoom)
  • Proposal/abstract length: 150-200 words
  • Presentations: 20-minute research or teaching presentations; 30-minute workshop demonstrations
  • Conference Fee:
    Free for current undergraduate and postgraduate students;
    ¥1500 for JALT members and JALT sister organization members (both presenters and attendees);
    ¥2500 for non-JALT members (both presenters and attendees)
  • Registration Link: