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CEFR & LP SIG Newsletter No. 34 - March 2022 - Read here or download the pdf (click here)


CEFR & LP SIG Newsletter No. 34 – March 2022


Dear members of the CEFR & LP SIG,

 The cherry blossoms are greeting us and we are looking forward to returning to face-to-face classes. This newsletter edition will give updates on events in 2022, and provides some news and ideas for you to consider, and new projects to engage in. Hopefully, in this issue, you will find something that catches your interest.

 First and most important is the Workshop with Neus Figueras on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 on Aligning current practice to the CEFR: First steps. Note the date and    see on page 2~

 The meetings of the Portfolio Roundtable Talk are captured by Takanori Omura. You can get a gist of the discussion on learner autonomy and the use of the language portfolio. Please come next time and join the meeting.                                                                                                                                                            See page 4~

PanSIG 2022 is planned to be held face to face from July 8th to 10th, 2022 in Nagano with a lot of presentations and the CEFR & LP SIG Forum.      See page 9~

 Please vote on the Best of JALT nominee for the CEFR & LP SIG, considering presentations and papers during 2021. The winner will get the Michele Steele Best of JALT Award for CEFR & LP SIG. Your voice counts!                                                                                                                                                                     See more on page 10~

 JALT 2022 International Conference is planned to be face to face from November 11th to 14th, 2022 in Fukuoka with the theme Learning from Students, Educating Teachers—Research and Practice.                                                                                                                                                                                            See more on page 12~

 And a short overview of the 3rd year of the Kaken Project                                                                                                  See more on page 13~

 The CEFR Journal – Practice and Research Volume 5 is underway. The authors are informed already. Final decisions of acceptance will be made after two double-blind reviews. Finally, we received a DOI for the CEFR Journal.

See more at and                                                                                                                           on page 14~

 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 and Takanori Omura

 Your coordinator on behalf of all officers.



(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.