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CEFR & LP SIG Newsletter No. 36 - October 2022 - Read here or download the pdf (Click here for NL36)


CEFR & LP SIG Newsletter No. 36 – October 2022


Dear members of the CEFR & LP SIG,

It is end of October and in two weeks will be the annual JALT conference face-to-face & hybrid in Fukuoka. This newsletter no. 36 has some news and reports. Maybe in this issue, you will find something that catches your interest.

Coming up

JALT 2022 International Conference has the theme Learning from Students, Educating Teachers — Research and Practice and will be held in Fukuoka from November 11th to 14th, 2022. It is planned face-to-face with hybrid elements. By registering early (by Oct 31st) you can get a good rate. There are various presentations on CEFR or Portfolio related topics.

                                                                                                                                                                                             See more in this newsletter on page 3~

CEFR & LP SIG AGM** – hybrid on Sat Nov 12th 11:00 ~ 11:45 ** free online access possible

CEFR & LP SIG Forum – hybrid on Sun Nov 13th 12:30 ~ 13:55

Information on CEFR and Portfolio related presentations                                                                                                               

 CEFR & LP SIG AGM – All members are kindly invited and those interested too! All members (and interested) will have free online access to the AGM (to the AGM only!)

Hybrid on Sat Nov 12th 11:00 ~ 11:45

Annual General Meeting (AGM) with reports of all officers

Dear members, you are kindly invited to the Annual General Meeting (in short AGM) of CEFR & LP SIG. Each SIG member will receive a separate individual email with the invitation. We understand that there might be other obligations at the same time. We therefore kindly ask for your cooperation to fill in the online voting poll (google form) related to the AGM by November 30th, 2022, which will be send with the invitation email. The CEFR & LP SIG officer reports given orally at the AGM on Sat Nov 12th 11:00 ~ 11:45 will be made available after the conference to all SIG members.

 Brand new

Report on the 5th meeting of the Portfolio Roundtable Talk

 On October 29th, 2022 was held the 5th meeting of the Portfolio Roundtable Talk with an invited presentation of Fergus O’Dwyer, Kathleen Mitchell & Laoise Sutton (Marino Institute of Education, Dublin). The theme was the implementation of an ePortfolio, its critical review, and further considerations.                                                         Read more on page 8~

 Looking forward to 2023!

PanSIG 2023 will be held face-to-face conference with hybrid elements in Kyoto, from May 10th to 12th, 2023                                                  See page 13~

 Other conferences in 2023                                                                                                                                                                         See page 16~

 The CEFR Journal – Practice and Research Volume 5 is underway please think of submitting for Volume 6, the call of Submission will end on February 28th, 2023.

 The CEFR Journal – Practice and Research Call for reviewers and proofreaders. Interested in reading it first hand and giving feedback?

See more at and                                                                                                                                             See 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

On behalf of all officers.




Contents of Newsletter 36 – August 2023


JALT 2022 Conference, November 11th to 14th, 2022 in Fukuoka                                      03

              SIG – AGM, SIG – Forum

              CEFR and portfolio related presentations                                                              05

Report  Portfolio Roundtable Talk                                                                               08

Announcement on other conferences

              JLTA Japan Language Testing Association                                                            11

              Bremer Symposium March 2023, Cfp open                                                          12

              JACET Language Education Expo, March 5th, 2023 Cfp open                                 12

              PanSIG 2023                                                                                                13

Other reports   CEFR Journal – Research and Practice                                                       14

              Calls, Planning and Events in 2022 - 2023- At a glance                                        16


(November 6th, 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.