LD SIG Events

The LD SIG hosts learner development forums at conferences across Japan, as well as holding regular online get-togethers where members share their learning, teaching and research practices and interests.


JALT PanSIG 2024 Conference

May 24-26th
Fukui University of Technology, Fukui
Back to Basics


November 15-18th
Shizuoka Granship, Shizuoka
Moving JALT into the Future: Opportunity, Diversity, and Excellence


“Get-togethers” are non-presenter based events where SIG members discuss in pairs and small groups their learning, teaching, and researching practices and interests to do with learner development. For the last couple of years we have been meeting online so that SIG members can take part from anywhere in Japan.

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 very 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.

Please monitor the Learner Development SIG Facebook group for announcements on Get-togethers.

If you have a question about Get-Togethers, please direct questions to ‘General Enquires’ on Contact Us.


LD30: Learning for Change and Action, Making a Difference for the Future

The JALT Learner Development SIG’s 30th anniversary conference was held at Gakushuin University, Tokyo, on October 21st and 22nd 2023.

Plenary talks were given by Phil Benson, Stacey Vye, Taichi Ichikawa and Chiyuki Yanase.