Copyright 2021 - 2017

December 29th, 2016


Dear FLP SIG members,


FLP SIG is looking back on a year with a big international conference and editing a volume with the results of the second Kaken research project. The fruits will be visible in February 2017 with the publication of the English Profile Studies volume 6. 


The third Kaken project had been granted in April 2016. FLP SIG is looking forward to 2017 in not only presenting the results, but in conducting more research for the third Kaken project, developing a hands-on tool kit for teachers for using the CEFR efficiently.


The FLP SIG Newsletter No. 16 is now available bringing important information.


Thank you for you cooperation and support of FLP SIG. 


We wish you a pleasant and relaxing year-end.


Gabriela Schmidt (coordinator) with all officers




Outlook on 2017 on FLP SIG related events


January 2017

15th - Deadline for JALT PAN SIG in Akita


February 2017

13th - Deadline for JALT International Conference in Tsukuba

24 th: Bremen Symposium, CEFR-related conference, in Germany


March 2017

5th: Language Education Expo (Tokyo, Waseda University) 


May 2017

19th-21st: PanSIG in Akita



August 2017

29th - 31st: JACET at Aoyama Gakuin University (End of August 2017)


November 2017

17th - 20th: JALT 2017 in Tsukuba




Other events are planned but not yet finally scheduled:

Joint event with LD SIG and Nagoya Chapter/Gifu Chapter

Joint event with Tokyo Chapter




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Since April 2016

K A K E N  I I I   is  granted


FLP SIG is granted the third Grant-in-Aid project in a row: 

This is the 6th consecutive year of CEFR-related research 

involving members of our SIG!

The purpose of a new Kaken project


, “Designing a support system for an innovative language education” 


is to develop a portal site to help stakeholders who are engaged in an innovative language education reforms based on the CEFR. The project aims to accomplish the following through the academic year of 2016 to 2019:


(1) Seek for CEFR related resources and identify information on philosophy and purposes of the CEFR, syllabus and curriculum design, learners’ assessment, and devices for teacher training.


(2) Edit and arrange the information identified in a user-friendly manner and put them up in a portal site


(3) Operate the portal site and examine its usability. 


Get involved!!!



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Still hot: New CEFR-informed EAP (CLIL) textbook :

As a result of the Grant-in-aid research project (JSPS no. 24520611) conducted between April 2012 and March 2015 by Naoyuki Naganuma, Noriko Nagai, Fergus O’Dwyer, Alexander Imig is now published a CEFR-informed textbook for English for Academic Purposes on the basis of C

 Naoyuki Naganuma/ Noriko Nagai/Fergus O’Dwyer 


 Connections to thinking in English: 


 The CEFR-informed EAP textbook series (B1 (A2+) to B1+).


 Tokyo, Asahi press (February 2015).


 ISBN: 978-4-255-15561-6. 2200 Yen + tax

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  (Updated on December 29th, 2016 MGS)

This online toolkit is supported by KAKEN Grant-in-Aid project no. 20K00759, no. 19K00808 and no. 16K02835 and aims to support teachers of all foreign languages in Japan in using the CEFR and CEFR/CV efficiently.