The International Conference on the Globalization of Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education

deadline for submissions: 
October 27, 2017
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Welcome to G-SLATE 2017, which is being held on Sunday, December 3 and Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Nagoya Sakae Tokyu REI Hotel in Nagoya, Japan. This is a small conference event, which is being held in conjunction with the 4th Asian Symposium on the Humanities and Arts for Peace (SHAPE 2017) and the 3rd Asian Symposium on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH 2017).

As globalization advances and boundaries between countries fade away, the need to communicate in a second or multiple languages has altered the linguistic landscape. As a result, second language acquisition and foreign language teaching have progressed to the forefront of linguistics, providing a critical framework in understanding how language is acquired or learned and its pedagogical implications. Language today not only links nations but also empowers individuals toward greater upward mobility, all of which makes it an indispensable tool in modern society.

With the theme Breaking Barriers, SLATE 2017 is a wonderful opportunity to share research, insights and techniques, and form professional networks in this burgeoning field of linguistics and education.

Early registration is only 17,500 JPY. We invite submissions of 250 words in English by Friday, October 27, 2017 from any of the following streams: 



  • Applied Linguistics
  • Approaches to Teaching ELT and L2
  • ESL / EFL
  • ICT in Education, Teaching and Learning
  • Innovation and Change in Education
  • Language Assessment
  • Language Pedagogy
  • Learning Strategies
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Teacher Training and Professional Development
  • Other Areas (Please Specify)