Welcome!

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Welcome to the website of the Learner Development Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT). We are a lively, dynamic community of learners and teachers from all teaching contexts, both formal and informal, who share an interest in exploring learner development and autonomy through our practice, research, and dialogue.

学習者ディベロプメント研究部会のウェブサイトへようこそ。私たちは、多様な教育現場で活躍する学習者と教師が組織する、活発でダイナミックなコミュニティーであり、実践と研究、対話を通して学習者ディベロプメントと学習者オートノミーを探求することに関心を持っています。

  • We organize regular local get-togethers in Tokyo, Kansai and Hiroshima, and forums at the PanSIG, JALTCALL, and JALT International conferences.
  • We publish an inclusive and informative bi-annual newsletter, Learning Learning.
  • We collaborate on publications of research and practice in the area of learner development.
  • We encourage dialogue among our members, on our Blog and Discussion List
  • We support outreach projects relating to language learning in communities less fortunate than our own.
  • We offer grants to members to support research, projects, and conference attendance. There are also membership and subscription grants for non-SIG and non-JALT members.
  • 東京、関西、広島で定期的に地域別集会を開催しています。また、国内の学会ではフォーラムを開催しています。
  • 年2回、情報が満載のニュースレター『学習の学習』を発行しています。
  • 学習者ディベロプメントの分野における研究と実践の出版に向けて、共同で取り組んでいます。
  • ブログやディスカッションリスト上で、会員同士の対話を奨励しています。
  • 支援が必要と思われるコミュニティーにおいて、言語学習に関わるアウトリーチプロジェクトを支援しています。
  • 新会員および現会員を対象に、会費助成、研究助成、学会参加助成、アウトリーチプロジェクトへの助成など、さまざまな助成金を支給しています。

Please join us. We look forward to working with you!
皆様のご参加をお待ちしています!

Announcements

  • Last call for presenters (Deadline: Morning of Wednesday, February 15th) in the Learners Development SIG Forum at JALT CALL 2017 in Matsuyama.  Please get your titles in today. LD Forum Application
  • Many thanks to the students and teachers who took part in Creating Community Learning Together 3 on Sunday December 18th, 2016, at Otsuma Women’s University in Tokyo. Thirty-four students and 30 teachers attended,  and we hope that many participants and presenters will share short articles and reflections in Learning Learning in 2017.
  • special, heartfelt thanks to all who submitted for all three of our forums this year (Pan-SIG, CALL, and JALT2016). We had great forums at all three conferences thanks to the energy, enthusiasm, expertise, and commitment of all of the presenters and participants!
  • Collaborative Learning in Learner Development (CLiLD) can continue to be downloaded for free from Smashwords:
    The book can be read in iBooks and almost any other e-book reader. By downloading “Calibre“, an open source program, you can read the ebook on a pc and can convert it into any other e-reader format, including Kindle.
  • Follow our on-going activity reports here or on Facebook!

Past roundup and review