News this week

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In the US, 9th May was Teacher Appreciation Day. I hope all American teachers had a great day (reference). For your interest, in East Asia, “Teachers’ Day” is on Confucius’ Birthday, 28th September each year (reference). Tell us how your local Teachers’ Day is celebrated (Contact Us).

Nagoya JALT (in Japan), is having their first meeting on Saturday 13th May. Topic is on qualitative research data analysis. Professor Yuzo Kimura will be demonstrating QSR Nvivo, and Andrew Blyth is introducing basic qualitative data analysis techniques. Details.


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KOTESOL National conference is this weekend, 13th & 14th of May, at the Sookmyung Women’s University. Details at KOTESOL.

The Pan Asian Consortium of Language Teaching Societies and KOTESOL will be co-hosting their annual conferences at Sookmyung Women’s University, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea, from 21st to 22nd October 2017. Call for submissions due 31st May 2017. Details at KOTESOL.

JALT Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) annual conference will be 16th to 18th June 2017, at Matsuyama University, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. HelloSpace.Me will be there. Submissions have closed. Details at JALT CALL.

The British Association of Applied Linguists (BAAL) annual conference will be held in the University of Leeds, from 31st Aug to 2nd Sept 2017. Submissions have closed. Details at BAAL.

The Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT) will hold their annual conference at Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, from 17th to 20th November. Submissions are already closed. Details at JALT.

The joint Applied Linguistics Conference for ALANZ, ALAA, and ALTAANZ has a call for submissions for their conference to be held on 27-29th Nov 2017, at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Auckland New Zealand. Close of submissions was 1st May 2017. Details via ALAA.

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