JALTCALL2020 will now be an online conference

Check the latest presentation list.

After much consideration, we have decided to make JALTCALL2020 an online-only conference with the original theme Teaching with Tech. In other words, the conference will go ahead on the weekend of June 6-7, but will be online rather than in Hirosaki.

Initially, we planned to decide in May. However, it has become clear that a physical conference will not be possible, and by making this decision now, we feel we can devote ourselves fully to this new challenge.

If you are a presenter you should have already received an email. If you already submitted then canceled or decided not to present due to the COVID-19 situation, but would like after all to present online please contact vetting@jaltcall.org and we will probably be able to reinstate your proposal.

These are exciting new challenges in difficult times, and we would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding. Having personally seen so many amazing presentations over the years, I’m confident that we as a group can still create an amazing conference. The conference is all about the presenters and attendees, and we are looking forward to bringing together an audience both old and new to this JALTCALL2020.

From the organizer’s viewpoint, there are new challenges and we will endeavor to make this conference reflect the talent and knowledge of this great community. It may take a short while before we finalize all the precise details of how we are going to fulfill this goal, so we appreciate your patience over the coming days and weeks. We will be giving as much support as we can to presenters and will be providing more details shortly.

Stay healthy,
Gary Ross
James York
Conference Co-Chairs

JALTCALL2020 Call for Papers is now closed

Submissions are now being vetted by the vetting team. Results are expected to be announced in mid-March. Please contact the Vetting Chairs, Robert Chartrand and Douglas Jarrell, if you have questions contact vetting AT jaltcall.org. Submitting authors should receive an email when the vetting is completed, but they can also check the status of their submissions at the JALTCALL Conference Submission Site. We thank everyone for their submissions—the conference looks like it will be an amazing event with plenty of practical and theoretical presentations!

JALTCALL2020: Teaching with Tech

As the tech space matures, CALL as a discipline is driven by the complementing spheres of those developing new teaching techniques, and those researchers looking to ensure that teaching methodologies are based on sound principles and research. The focus of this year’s conference is to promote how these two spheres can complement one another and drive the discipline forward.

Keynote speakers

Charlie Browne

Dr. Browne is Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Meiji Gakuin University. He is a specialist in Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition and Extensive Reading, especially as they apply to online learning environments, and has written dozens of research articles, books, and textbooks over his 30 years in Japan. In addition to his work in creating several important new corpus-based word lists and a wide range of free online tools to teach, learn and create texts based on these lists, he has also developed many free online ER/EL and vocabulary learning sites, tools and apps, working hard to share this knowledge through countless presentations, seminars and hand-on workshops around the world.

Kasumi Yamazaki (cancelled)

Due to unforeseen circumstances Kasumi Yamazaki will not be presenting at JALTCALL 2020.


Download the JALTCALL 2020 Poster.