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Critical, constructive assessment of CEFR-based

language teaching in Japan and beyond

31st May, 2014 – Chukyo University, Nagoya, 9-6 pm

( [Room 523: Building no. 5/ 5号館, Second floor). 




The CEFR implemented at curricular/institutional level – CEFR-J from a practical perspective – the Language Portfolio: an often overlooked component – CEFR in teacher training – CEFR implemented at high school level


Please come and join us at Chukyo University in Nagoya on 31st May for a day of lively discussions and critical constructive analyses with respect to where we are at using the CEFR and the Language Portfolio in Japan and beyond in 2014.


>>> Registration: If you would like to attend, please email <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> by Wednesday, 28th May (Please indicate your name and affiliation, with a subject line "CriConCef event registration"). This conference is entirely FREE of charge



SIGシンポジウム (名古屋), 日: 5月31日(土), 場所: 中京大学(名古屋)


( [部屋:523 (5号館, 二階)].


タイトル: 日本内外におけるCEFRベースの言語教育の建設的評価


出席登録: シンポジウムに出席を希望される方は、5月28日(水)までに <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> までメールでご連絡下さい。(この際、件名には"CriConCef event registration"と記入し、お名前と所属先も明記下さい。)




>>> The program with abstracts is now available. >>>> For downloadable file, please see below on this page.


9:15    Registration (Maria Gabriela Schmidt, Tsukuba University) 


9:45   Welcome and basic details (Alexander Imig, Chukyu University)


10:00  Introduction to the project and presentations (Fergus O’Dwyer, Osaka University)


10:15-12:30                                      Panel Discussion with CEFR-J and Japan Foundation - Moderator: Noriko Nagai (Ibaraki University)


10:15-10:50       Tomoko Takada (Meikai University, CEFR-J) Contextualization of the CEFR in English Language Teaching in Japan


10:50-11:25       Noriko Yokoyama (Japan Foundation)  The Marugoto textbook and the JF standard

11:35-12:00       Naoyuki Naganuma (Tokai University, FLP SIG Kaken Textbook project) Applying the CEFR to EAP textbooks


12:00-12:30      Panel Discussion with Tomoko Takada, Noriko Yokoyama, Naoyuki Naganuma


12:30-13:30  Lunch


13:30-18:00                                      Presentations of CEFR-Implememtations 


(with comments by Tomoko Takada and Noriko Yokoyama)


Section 1 - Moderator: Morten Hunke (Aichi Prefectural University)


13:30 -13:50    CEFR-based Curriculum for 2nd Foreign Languages at MuroranIT - Can German be a ‘role-model’ for Chinese? -   Qu Ming


13:50 - 14:10   CEFR in German teaching in Japan: An exploratory comparative study  Claudia Kunschak


14:10 - 14:30   Developing and Implementing J-POSTL   Shien Sakai & Akiko Takagi


Discussion & short break


Section 2 - Moderator: Alexander Imig


14:45 – 15:05   Keeping ahead with EPOS, the German e-Portfolio of Bremen  Astrid Buschmann-Göbels & Bärbel Kühn


15:05 - 15:25   Tailoring a Reflective Portfolio to Promote Lifelong Learning for Japanese EFL Students  Steve E. Quasha


15:25 - 15:45   Video-Recording and Moodle to Aid the ELP in Presentation-Based Courses   Sergio Mazzarelli


15:45-16:05   Perception of the CEFR in Junior-/Senior-Highschools   Tomomi Cope


Discussion & break


Section 3 - Moderator: Maria Gabriela Schmidt


16:20-16:40   CEFR-implementation in Iwate University   Mark de Boer


16:40-17:00   Review of a can-do-framework-based curriculum in a university-level English language learning program: course goals, activities, and assessment   Etsuko Shimo & Carlos Ramirez


17:00- 18:00   Aligning a Language Curriculum to the CEFR-J  Bunkyo University Group


short break


Section 4 - Moderator: Fergus O' Dwyer

18:00              Discussion




This symposium will take place at Chukyo University, building 5, second floor room 523. (This is the same building, in which you find kyumuka, student affairs office).


For a detailed map and access, please see the downloadable file below: Chukyo_access.pdf




 科学研究費助成事業 基盤研究(C) (研究課題番号:26370624)


This conference is supported by a kakenhi Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (26370624) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science




Chukyo_access.pdf (1042k)    Maria Gabriela Schmidt, 20 May 2014, 16:23


Final CriConCef Programme Nagoya 310514.pdf (1408k)    Framework & Language Portfolio SIG, 28 May 2014, 20:38

This online toolkit is supported by KAKEN Grant-in-Aid project no. 16K02835 and aims to support teachers of all foreign languages in Japan in using the CEFR