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CEFR & LP SIG Newsletter No. 33 - October-November 2021 - Read here or download the pdf (click here)


CEFR & LP SIG Newsletter No. 33 – October-November 2021


Dear members of the CEFR & LP SIG,

It is November in the second year with Corona and JALT 2021 will be held fully Online as a 4-day conference from November 12th (Friday) to 15th (Monday), 2021. You are kindly invited to Annual General Meeting and the Forum of CEFR & LP SIG both held on Sunday, November 14th, 2021. This newsletter edition provides you with the information to the international conference and some news and ideas for you to consider and new projects to engage in. Hopefully, you will find something that catches your interest.

The JALT International Conference

JALT 2021 International Conference will be held completely ONLINE from is planning to hold November 12th to 15th, 2021. See and

CEFR & LP SIG will hold a SIG Forum and the AGM Online on November14th, 2021. The Access to the AGM will be FREE of charge. You have to log in to (same as for JALT 2020 or PanSIG) and click on live schedule and you should be able to join the AGM.

The CEFR & LP SIG Forum has the theme

Read more about the CEFR related presentations

All members and those who are interested are kindly invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of CEFR & LP SIG. Each member will receive an individual invitation by email with the Agenda for the AGM, a preliminary report of activities between November 2020 and October 2021 by each officer, and will be asked to vote and fill in a survey prior to the AGM. We kindly ask for your cooperation.

Featured Article, Report on the 6th Council of Europe Webinars by Alexander Imig.

Report on Friday August 20th, 2021 (2 pm to 5:15 pm) we held a special event on Action Research with Anne Burns as invited speaker. She gave a lecture on “Action research: A powerful way to engage yourself in professional development”, followed by a workshop on Action Research and the CEFR, which gave insights and we discussed some exemplary projects under way.

Call for Papers for PanSIG 2022 (July 8th – 10th, 2021 in Nagano) are open now until December 20th, 2021. For more details see

Call for papers for the Language Education Expo on March 7th, 2022.

We want to renew the Call for Collaborators related to the ongoing Kaken project. We would be happy if you could consider taking part in it. For more details see in this Newsletter (or online at

The CEFR Journal – Practice and Research Volume 4 will be out in November 2021. The Call for Submissions for Volume 5 is open until February 28th, 2022.

We will get a DOI for the CEFR Journal, volume 4 will be out soon. See more

If you would like to organize a joint event with the CEFR&LP SIG, please contact one of our officers. We ask all our members to become involved with organizing meetings and mini-conferences and by contributing to our newsletter. We’d love your cooperation to make this happen.

Thank you for being a member of JALT CEFR&LP SIG!


Gabriela Schmidt

Your coordinator on behalf of all officers.


Contents of Newsletter 33 – October 2021




– Featured Article –

              Report on 6th COE Workshop                                                            

              Alexander Imig

Exploring CEFR Scales Using a Popular Mnemonic Platform” 

              Report on new Portfolio Working Group (meeting on October 23rd, 2021) 

              Planning new Working group on Language Portfolio                            

              Report on Action Research Workshop (Anne Burns)                                          

              JALT International Conference 2021  

              November 12th to 15th, 2021 ONLINE

              CEFR & LP SIG Forum

              CEFR & LP SIG AGM

              CEFR related events     

              Call for Collaborators for Research Project    

              CEFR Journal – Research and Practice 

              Calls, Planning and Events in 2021 and 2022 - At a glance   


 Please stay tuned to the updates of our events:


(September 18th, 2022 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.