Tokyo Get-togethers

May Get-Together: Explorations 

Sunday 28 May 14.00-17.00, Rikkyo University, Building 7, Room 7204

Even if you couldn’t make it to the April get-together, you are very welcome to join the May session.

At the April get-together people shared their learner development interests, discussed possibilities for exploring a learner development puzzle or question, and started imagining some kind of learner development project they would like to do this school year in collaboration with (an)other get-together participant(s). The groups and projects are not fixed, and are always open to new people joining in. Please see the April Get Together Handout here for an overview. A short report will follow in early May.

Best wishes

Andy, Ian & Jenny
2017 Tokyo Get-together organisers

…  These small collaborations often grow into joint presentations, practitioner research, and different kinds of writing projects (for example, reflective writing, short articles, occasional book projects), but they don’t need to.

The get-togethers aim to provide a flexible, supportive, and convivial environment for exploring learner development according to people’s particular interests and concerns. Click here to read get-together reports from previous get-togethers in 2017. For the historical archive of get-together reports from March 2011 to December 2016, please go here.

We welcome the participation of teachers from diverse teaching contexts – including elementary school, junior high school, senior high school, university, distance learning & graduate studies, and language school settings – and teachers teaching languages other than English.


You are every welcome to come along and join in – and to invite a colleague or friend too if they share an interest in learning about learner development together with other teachers and graduate students.

For more information, feel free to contact us at <ldsigtokyogettogethers AT MARK gmail DOT com>.

The dates for the 2017 get-togethers are as follows:

  • Sunday 23 April 14.00-17.00, Rikkyo University, Building 7, Room 7204
  • Sunday 28 May 14.00-17.00, Rikkyo University, Building 7, Room 7204
  • Sunday 25 June 14.00-17.00, Rikkyo University, Building 7, Room 7204
  • Sunday 24 September 14.00-17.00, venue TBA
  • Sunday 29 October 14.00-17.00, venue TBA
  • Sunday 17 December 12.00 to 17.30, venue TBA: Creating Community Learning Together 4 (CCLT4), an informal afternoon conference for learners and teachers.