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Webinar on April 9th, 8 p.m. JST

We are delighted to announce an exciting webinar from Kirsten Waechter called:

Mediation, interaction and pluricultural competence:

How can the new CEFR help English teachers?

with Kerstin Waechter

April 9th, 2020 at 8 p.m. Japan Standard Time

Interested? Please sign up:

Please download the most recent flyer to find the details to join the Webinar (click here).

This is a joint event of JALT Bizcom SIG, CEFR & LP SIG and ICLE SIG. Your are welcome!

In this webinar, Kirsten Waechter will take a closer look at some new features of the revised CEFR framework for language learning and will explore to what extend it can help English teachers in their job. The new CEFR now reflects skills and competence a lot more detailed, allowing for better descriptions of competence and skills. Its new categories include pluricultural skills, mediation and a closer look at functions of interaction and production, for example in correspondence or teamwork. The extended skills descriptions can be extremely useful when designing a course or setting goals for our learners to achieve and revising whether the goals have achieved. This webinar will focus on the categories of mediation and pluricultural communication to demonstrate how the new descriptors can help us in our work.

Bio: Kirsten Waechter has been a business English trainer since 1998 teaching in-company courses. Today she focuses on teaching business communication, ESP and intercultural courses. She is also a materials writer and translator.


The following events with JALT CEFR & LP are planned in 2020:

- May 30th - 31st, 2020: PAN SIG 2020 has been canceled.  Instead, a Online conference of Pan SIG 2020 will be held on June 20th, 2020

- July 12th, 2020 (Sunday): Joint event with Nagano chapter

- October 23rd - 25th, 2020: CEFR and CLIL. Symposium & Workshop. Joint event with Akita chapter at AIU.

  > Call for papers until May 1st, 2020.

- November 20th - 23rd, 2020: JALT 2020 International Conference in Tsukuba.

  The CEFR & LP SIG Forum will be on

Aligning CEFR to current practices

 - Identifying needs of learners and teachers / in the classroom -

 First steps for action research

 Submission Deadline to the SIG Forum is Wednesday, April 29th, 2020.


Other CEFR-related Events in 2020:

March 8th

March 14th & 15th: CEFR-J has been canceled.


JALT CEFR & LP Events in 2019:

April 19th, 2020 - Joint event with Tokyo chapter (for details use the following link about the 19/4/2019 in Tokyo

May 2019 - PAN SIG 2019 at Konan University in Nishinomiya (Hyogo): CEFR & LP SIG Forum at the Pan SIG 2019 (new page)

November 2019 - JALT International Conference 2019 in Nagoya CEFR & LP SIG Forum on ...

December 7th, 2019 - Joint event with Nara Chapter: with Jack Bower and Gary Cook.


Other CEFR-related Events



JALT CEFR & LP Events in 2018:

 May 2018 - Pan SIG 2018 at Toyo Gakuen University in Tokyo

 JALT International Conference 2018 in Shizuoka.


JALT CEFR & LP Events in 2017:

May 2017 - PAN SIG 2017 at Akita International University (AIU) in Akita

November 2017 - JALT International Conference 2017 in Tsukuba




This online toolkit is supported by KAKEN Grant-in-Aid project no. 16K02835 and aims to support teachers of all foreign languages in Japan in using the CEFR