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JALT CEFR & LP SIG wants to support research on practice linking the CEFR and CEFR/CV with CLIL. If you are interested please contact us.

Thank you for taking part in the Symposium & Workshop on CEFR and CLIL (Click here for flyer)

 The schedule is available here.

The Preview of the Conference Handbook with abstracts is available here.

The conference with a great success! 

The praxis of teaching, learning, and assessment

with CEFR and CLIL

 The conference was held online on October 23rd - 25th, 2020 

This was a joint event of JALT CEFR & LPS SIG, JALT Akita chapter and Akita International University.


Friday October 23rd: 19:00 - 21:00

Saturday October 24th: 9:00 - 18:15

Sunday October 25th: 9:00 - 13:40

The schedule is available here.

The Preview of the Conference Handbook with abstracts is available here.

 Participation was free. Pre-registration was required by Wednesday October 21st. Thank you for taking part in the symposium. 

With increased interest in the integration of CEFR and CLIL, this international symposium & workshop serves to further the educational discussion within CEFR in all levels of education, with the additional understanding of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Instruction). Our goal is to create a forum for discussions promoting the understanding of concepts related to, applications of, and future directions of CEFR and CLIL in Japan and beyond. We are aiming to bridge the research and practice divide and will provide a rich context for discussion throughout the conference. The intended goal is to engage the audience in the themed discussions and provide theoretically informed ideas, activities, and procedures they can integrate in their classrooms. Presentations (thematic discussion, poster and workshop) will be arranged in thematic block sessions including discussion sessions. These discussions are based on the conference theme and will be moderated.

Plenary speaker Dr Yuen Yi Lo (University of Hong Kong)

Dr Yuen Yi Lo is an Associate Professor at the Teacher Education and Learning Leadership (TELL) Unit of the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. She received her doctorate at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include bilingual education, Medium of Instruction policy and classroom interaction. In recent years, she has been investigating the professional development of teachers in content and language integrated learning (CLIL) and issues related to CLIL assessment. She has recently published her book “Professional Development of CLIL Teachers”. Dr Lo is well experienced of running CLIL workshops for teachers in Hong Kong and China, assisting them in applying CLIL in classrooms.


Plenary speaker Dr Masashi Negishi (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

Dr Masashi Negishi is a professor at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan. He received his PhD from the University of Reading, UK. He has participated in a number of research projects, including national education surveys and the development of several English proficiency tests in Japan. He heads the CEFR-J Project, and his current interests include the application of the CEFR to language teaching in Japan and the development of the CEFR-J based tests. 


Conference Poster





(Updated November 3rd, 2020 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.