Call for Papers / Research Participants

The Listening Conference 2024

Call for presentation proposals now open

The Listening SIG, in affiliation with the Kyoto Chapter, is delighted to announce their third conference. The “Listening Conference 2024 – Learning, Teaching, and Research” will be a free one-day event taking place face-to-face at Campus Plaza, Kyoto on Saturday 13th July 2024 (TBC).

Our call for presenters is now open. We are looking for 20-minute presentations on topics related to listening and teaching, pedagogy, assessment, and resources. Presentations will be followed by a five-minute Q&A session. In addition to these three areas of research, we welcome other projects who mesh listening with other research areas.

Submissions are limited to one presentation (as lead presenter) per person. An individual presenter can present a total of two times to allow for a diverse selection of presenters.

This call for abstracts will close at midnight on 31st March 2024.

If you have any questions about the forthcoming conference, please email us at listening@jalt.org.

JALT2024 International Conference Call for Presentations

JALT 2024 Conference logo

What do we want JALT to be now and in the future? This is the focus of the conference theme for JALT2024: Moving JALT into the Future: Opportunity, Diversity, and Excellence. To meet the needs of our learners and the professional community that JALT serves, our association must continue to expand the opportunities for increasingly diverse teaching professionals, and expand the relevance, accessibility, and opportunities for both the learners in our classrooms and the professionals in our community. These priorities underpin the sub-themes for the JALT2024 International Conference.

There are two major deadlines for JALT2024 submissions. For most conference attendees, the relevant deadline is March 10th.

Due March 10th, 2024:

  • Research-Oriented Presentations (25 or 60 minutes, on Saturday, Nov 16 – Monday, Nov 18)
  • Practice-Oriented Workshops (25 or 60 minutes, on Saturday, Nov 16 – Monday, Nov 18)
  • Poster Sessions (90 minutes, on Saturday, Nov 16 – Monday, Nov 18)
  • Technology in Teaching (TnT) Workshops (on Friday, Nov 15)
  • Professional Development (PD) Workshops (on Friday, Nov 15)
  • Featured Speaker Workshops (on Saturday, Nov 16 and Sunday, Nov 17)

Due May 31st, 2024:

  • JALT Meetings (such as Chapter and SIG officer meetings, committee meetings, etc.)
  • Chapter First-Time Presenter Program (JALT Chapters may submit a speaker)
  • SIG Forums (one forum per SIG)
  • Associate Member submissions (these are JALT’s commercial sponsors, such as publishers; individual AMs should contact the Associate Member Liaison for further details)
  • Submissions made through a JALT International or Domestic Partnership Agreement

Please note:

  • All regularly vetted and unvetted presentations, workshops, forums, and meetings for JALT2024 will be face-to-face.
  • We will notify presenters in June 2024 with submission results.
  • Noncommercial presenters at JALT2024 can submit a paper based on their presentation for publication in the peer reviewed 2025 Postconference Publication, Moving JALT into the Future: Opportunity, Diversity, and Excellence.
  • Non-JALT members are welcome. You do not have to be a JALT member to present at the conference, though the conference fees for JALT members are less than for non-members.

Reminder: The JALT Materials Writers SIG Showcase is Accepting Submissions!

Join the nearly 40 titles already on the JALT Materials Writers SIG Showcase! This website features textbooks and other teaching materials created by JALT members. If you are a JALT member and would like to showcase your materials please visit the site and follow the submission guidelines. We encourage everyone to have a look and see all the amazing educational materials created by your fellow JALT educators!

Call for Hear Us Out!  –  The Listening SIG Podcast

The Hear Us Out! podcast explores many ideas concerned with the teaching of listening and learning from listening. If you would like to share some of your research, chat about some teaching ideas, or take part in an episode, then please contact us at listening@jalt.org.

Call for The Listening Post journal

The Listening Post seeks quality, empirically-based and theoretically-focused articles on listening research methods, the teaching of listening and the learning outcomes from listening in various language learning contexts. Submissions related to listening and other language skill development and/or other complementing components (i.e., resources) that are related to second and foreign language acquisition, will be considered.

Please send your submissions or contact us to discuss your idea at listening@jalt.org.

For any Listening SIG queries, contact Naheen at naheen_madarbakus-ring@nucba.ac.jp.