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Newsletter No. 24 – March 2019

Short Newsletter No. 24 – March 2019


Events coming up in Spring 2019 - JALT CEFR & LP SIG in 2019
Dear members of the CEFR & LP SIG,
This newsletter is short and focusing on upcoming events related to the JALT CEFR & LP SIG and/or the topic of the CEFR, including conferences with submission deadlines in Spring 2019.  
Despite various efforts, the CEFR & LP SIG conference will be once again postponed, because two relevant CEFR events will take place in March. Sorry for the inconvenience!
In Tokyo, a symposium organized by the Science Council of Japan (SCJ) on the CEFR, Entrance Examinations and English language education will take place on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 from 13:00 to 17:00 at Tokyo University, Komaba Campus. This conference will be mainly in Japanese. Please sign up in advance of the event.  For details see: To sign up (max. 600 people):
In Kyoto, CEFR-J will hold a Symposium at Doshisha University from 13:00 to 18:00 with a tight and compact schedule. Here too, the conference will be mainly in Japanese, with some presentations in English. Please sign up early, if you plan to attend.  Program and details see: . Fee 500 Yen. Sign up by March 11th, 2019 (max. 300 people):
The next CEFR&LP SIG event will take place on Friday, April 19th, 2019 at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. This will be a joint event of JALT Tokyo Chapter and CEFR&LP SIG. See the JALT Calendar:
On May 17th and 18th, PanSIG 2019 will take place in Nishinomiya (Hyogo) at Konan University. CEFR&LP SIG will have a SIG Forum with contributions by Yukie Saito, and Ellen Head and Rebecca Schmidt. There will be other presentations on the CEFR too!  Pan SIG 2019 - Registration is open!
The next British Council-sponsored New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference is scheduled for December 8th and 9th, 2019 in Yokohama. This year’s theme is “Realising Potential: Policy, Implementation, and Impact” Deadline for Submission is April 30th, 2019.
Of course, the CEFR&LP SIG will have a Forum at JALT 2019 in Nagoya, on Sunday November 3rd, 2019. If you interested in presenting at the Forum, contact a SIG officer by April 30th, 2019.  
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 get involved in organizing meetings and mini-conferences. Therefore, we are seeking your cooperation to make this happen.  
We hope all members are enjoying the spring break. 

Best regards
Gabriela Schmidt Your coordinator on behalf of all officers
CEFR & LP SIG NL #24 presents EVENTS
Spring 2019
March 23rd Tokyo Tokyo University, Komaba Symposium on CEFR
March 23rd Kyoto Doshisha University  CEFR-J conference
April 19th Tokyo Rikkyo University CEFR&LP SIG joint event with Tokyo chapter
April 30th Proposal Deadline New Directions Conference Dec. 2019, Yokohama
April 30th Proposal Deadline  CEFR&LP SIG Forum at JALT 2019 in Nagoya
May 17th, 18th Nishinomiya JALT PanSIG 2019 Forum
Nov 2nd-4th  Nagoya  JALT 2019
Dec 8th, 9th Yokohama New Directions Conference (British Council) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The next NEWSLETTER #25 with reports and detailed program will be published in April 2019.
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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.