Notice Regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Due to the ongoing situation regards the Coronavirus, events and conferences are being canceled both in Japan and around the world. As of March 15th, JALTCALL2020 is still going ahead. However, we will continue to monitor the situation and update our website and social media with any pertinent information. A formal decision will be made by Friday May 8, 2020 and announced via the conference website and social media. 

International travelers who are considering delaying purchases of plane tickets or selecting tickets that include the possibility of a refund are advised to consider the availability of seats as the event draws nearer. Domestic travelers who want to fly to Aomori may want to check the possibility of getting a refund, make any purchase after May 8th, or consider taking the Shinkansen to Shin-Aomori Station and local train to Hirosaki Station instead.

In the event of a complete cancellation, JALTCALL2020 will refund the conference participation fees in full, minus any credit card or bank charges.


JALTCALL2020 will be held in beautiful Hirosaki at Hirosaki Gakuin University, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture from June 5-7, 2020. The theme will be Teaching with Tech.

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

Kasumi Yamazaki

Kasumi Yamazaki is Assistant Professor of Japanese in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, at the University of Toledo where she teaches advanced level courses of Japanese as a Foreign Language (JFL) and culture. Dr. Yamazaki’s research focuses on a wide range of contemporary Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) pedagogy and integration, namely, the use of 3D simulation games and virtual realities (VRs), the development of intelligent CALL (ICALL) systems, and the effectiveness of hybrid teaching curricula. Dr. Yamazaki currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Technology in Language Teaching & Learning.

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.


Download the JALTCALL 2020 Poster.