Welcome to the 20th Annual PanSIG2021 Conference on Local and Global Perspectives: Plurilingualism and Multilingualism.

is an annual conference usually held in May, and organized by many of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT). The conference brings together leading scholars and practitioners in language education from Japan, Asia, and throughout the world. It is a smaller, more intimate conference than the annual international JALT conference, which is held each fall, and is a place where SIG members can network with each other. 

*Videos and Posters are available to view before session

Day Three: May 16

  • Presentations Start 09:00
  • Afternoon Presentations 13:00-15:15
  • Panel Discussion Starts 15:15
  • Closing Ceremony Starts 16:45 -

Learn More about PanSIG:  PanSIG Conference Archive | JALT PanSIG Conference

  • This year’s PanSIG conference is a date to celebrate: You are kindly invited to take part in the 20th Japan Association for Language Teaching's annual PanSIG Conference, a conference of JALT's Special Interest Groups (SIGs), yes, indeed, the 20th Annual PanSIG Conference! 
The theme for PanSIG2021  is: "Local and Global Perspectives: Plurilingualism and Multilingualism." Foreign language learning goes beyond the first language opening up other cultures with the second and third languages. Reflecting on the importance of developing a plurilingual repertoire, how does language learning connect the inside and the outside of the learner, the classroom, the society? The theme connects well with JALT SIGs, and PanSIG is a place where we can strengthen our professionalism, thinking about how to help students enhance their learning and share, discuss and engage in research and practice in meaningful ways. PanSIG is bringing together people who have different backgrounds and expertise, and the openness of an ongoing dialogue. Please come and engage, share and enjoy!

Maria Gabriela Schmidt
PanSIG 2021 Conference Chair


About JALT

The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the improvement of language teaching and learning. JALT promotes excellence in language learning, teaching, and research by providing opportunities for those involved in language education to meet, share, and collaborate.