Past Events


We are pleased to confirm that  JALTCALL2017 will be held at Matsuyama University, in beautiful Shikoku, Japan, from June 16th to 18th 2017. Follow us on  Twitter and Facebook for updates.  Twitter handle =  @jaltcall    Facebook search term = JALTCALL

Our plenary speakers in 2017 are Dr. Leigh Graves Wolf and Dr. Laurence Anthony


Dr. Leigh Graves Wolf is a teacher-scholar whose work centers around online education, emerging technologies and relationships mediated by and with technology. She has worked across the educational spectrum from K12 to Higher to further and lifelong. She has been a disc jockey, network administrator, teacher, instructional technologist and now professor. She believes passionately in collaboration and community and is currently the Assistant Director of the MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning & Technology, an academic specialist in the Dean’s office in the MSU College of Education, and a fixed-term Associate Professor of Educational Technology at Michigan State University. For more information, access her website here:


Dr. Laurence Anthony is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan. He is a former Director and current Program Coordinator of the Center for English Language Education in Science and Engineering (CELESE). His main interests are in corpus linguistics, educational technology, and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) program design and teaching methodologies. He received the National Prize of the Japan Association for English Corpus Studies (JAECS) in 2012 for his work in corpus software tools design, including the development of AntConc, AntWordProfiler, and AntMover.

JALT 2016, Nagoya

The CALL SIG FORUM is schedule each year at the JALT Conference. Find out more about the conference here. Schedule details will be updated on that website as they become available. Pre-conference Technology’n’Teaching workshops will be held on Nov 20th and CALL-related presentations will be scheduled during the main conference from Nov 21-23.

Past Events

Click here to see a slide show of some recent events and read more about them below.

JALTCALL 2016CALL & the BRAIN, June 3-5, Tokyo

Keynote Speaker: Mark Pegrum, University of Western Australia.
Plenary Speaker (virtual presentation): Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador.
Plenary Speaker (virtual presentation): Dr Paul Howard-Jones, Graduate School of Education, Bristol University.
Plenary Speaker (virtual presentation): Julia Volkman, President/Founder of Maitri Learning & Teaching Fellow for Neuroscience of Learning: An Introduction to Mind, Brain & Education at Harvard University (Extension School).

You can read more about this event on the conference site.

JALTCALL 2015, Fukuoka

JALTCALL 2015 was held June 5-7 at Kyushu Sangyo University in Fukuoka, Japan. It was a great success due to the efforts of conference co-chairs Douglas Jarrell and Paul Daniels. Check the conference site for links to the Keynote and Plenary addresses. The CALL SIG FORUM was held on Saturday, November 21st at 5:50-7:20 PM in Room 904. Details about the forum can be found in the downloadable PDF.

JALT 2014, Tsukuba


JALTCALL 2014, Nagoya

New Horizons in CALL
The JALTCALL 2014 conference was held at Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Nagoya, June 6 – June 8, 2014
Call for papers closed on 2/15.

JALTCALL 2013, Matsumoto

 The JALTCALL 2013 conference was held at Shinshu University in Matsumoto from May 31st – June 2nd, 2013.

JALT 2013, Kobe

39th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition
Kobe Convention Center, Portopia, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, October 25th – 28th, 2013,

JALTCALL 2012, Nishinomiya

Our JALTCALL 2012 conference was held at the Konan CUBE, Hirao School of Management, Konan University from June 1-3, 2012.
The Konan CUBE is located in Nishinomiya City, only a 3-minute walk from Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi Station on the Hankyu Line.

JALT PanSIG 2012

The JALT PanSIG 2012 was held at Hiroshima University (Higashi Hiroshima Campus) from June 16-17, 2012. The JALT CALL SIG sponsored Dr. Thomas Cobb from the Université du Québec à Montréal to deliver a Plenary Speech on June 16. Here is a link to the video of Dr. Thomas Cobb’s Plenary. Please visit the 2012 JALT PanSIG Conference site at for more information.