Tokyo Get-togethers

Next Get-together Sunday January 22nd 2017


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.

Our first get-together of 2017 will be taking place on Sunday January 22nd at Otsuma Women’s University, and we will be sending further details to SIG members in the greater Tokyo area at the start of January. Please click here for a summary of responses to the survey at the end of 2016 for developing the Tokyo get-togethers in 2017.

The Tokyo get-togethers are run in a participant-centred fashion where those attending discuss in pairs and small groups their learner development interests, practices, and puzzles, with a view to developing small collaborations over time. 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 thus aim to provide a flexible, supportive, and convivial environment for exploring learner development according to people’s particular interests and concerns.

At the January get-together we will be discussing interests, goals and plans for the coming year, as well as deciding dates for the other 2017 get-togethers. 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. If you are planning on coming along on January 22nd, please do send us a short email to let us know – <>. Many thanks.