The 22nd International Conference of the Japan Second Language Association The 22nd International Conference of the Japan Second Language Association (J-SLA2022)

This conference is scheduled as follows:

22nd International Annual Conference of the Japan Second Language AssociationJ-SLA2022

Dates: 22-23, October

Venue: Korakuen Campus, Chuo University and Online (subject to change)

Invited Speaker: Dr. Roumyana Slabakova (University of Southampton)

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Registration (Registration is now closed.)

J-SLA 2022 (22nd International Annual Conference of the Japan Second Language Association) invites applications for the following three types of research presentations:

- Oral presentations

- Poster presentations

- Student Workshop oral presentations (see below).

Please note that J-SLA 2022 will be held in the following formats depending on presentation type.

1. Oral presentations (Hybrid: simultaneously on-site and online) ※ All oral presenters must give their talk on-site.

2. Poster presentations (Online only)

3. Student Workshop (On-site only)

Please follow the guidelines below to submit an abstract.

*Abstract submission is now closed

1. Membership Requirement

a. All presenters must be members of J-SLA at the time of the conference (presenters at the Student Workshop must be student members); it is not necessary for co-presenters to be members. With regard to J-SLA2022:

<Note 1> At least one author of each presentation must be a member of J-SLA by 10th of October 2022;

<Note 2> All those attending J-SLA 2022 must be members of J-SLA by 10th October 2022; and

<Note 3> Visit <> for membership registration.

b. Information on joining J-SLA can be found at the following website: (Membership Registration)

2. Call for abstracts

Abstracts are invited for oral or poster presentations in the Main Session or the Student Workshop on any theoretical or empirical area of research in second language acquisition and related fields. For more information, refer to the “J-SLA Vision Statement” on our website (

3. How to submit an abstract:

The site will open for submissions from 1st June 2022 to 15th July 2022.

Please submit the following two files:

(1) A Word file containing your abstract

(2) A PDF file containing your abstract

and follow the Abstract submission procedure below (see 9) when creating these two files. If either of these files is not submitted, the review of your abstract may be delayed.

4. Deadline for receipt of abstracts

15th July 2022, 11:59pm (Japan Standard Time)

5. Confirmation of submission

After submission, you will receive an automated email confirming receipt of your submission (a message from Google). If you do not receive the confirmation email, please try your submission again. If you continue to have trouble with your submission, please contact the head of the reviewing board Kazuyuki Shite at <skazuyuki2017★>. *Please replace "★" with "@".

6. Notification of acceptance

Around the 10th September, 2022.

7. Notes on oral presentations

All oral presenters are required to give their talk on-site (Chuo University). Oral presentation of papers will be allotted 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation, followed by 10 minutes for discussion).

8. Language of presentation: Either English or Japanese

9. Abstract submission procedure

All applicants must follow this procedure to avoid any delay in the review of their abstracts.

(1) Submissions for Oral, Poster, and Student Workshop presentations should be formatted in 10.5 pt Times or Times New Roman in English or 10.5 pt MS Mincho in Japanese. The sizes of margins should be 3cm from top, bottom, right and left.

(2) The language of the abstract must be the same as the language of the presentation.

(3) The length of the abstract should not exceed 1,000 words in English or 1,600 characters in Japanese. The title, figures, tables and references are not counted as part of the word limit. The total length of the abstract (including the title, figures, tables and references) should not exceed two A4 pages.

(4) Include the title at the top of the abstract.

(5) Do not put name(s) of author(s) on abstracts, as they will be sent out for blind review. In addition, be sure to anonymize your PDF file by clicking on "File," then "Properties," removing your name if it appears in the "Author" line, and resaving before sending it. (The procedure may vary depending on the version of PDF or computer operating system.)

(6) Include a word count (if written in English) or the number of characters (if written in Japanese) at the bottom of the abstract.

10. Notes

(1) Submission of an abstract for presentation is taken to imply that it has been neither previously presented nor published elsewhere.

(2) No substitute presenters will be allowed.

(3) Authors may submit only one abstract for consideration as a paper for oral presentation. This limit holds for all authors regardless of their status as primary or secondary author. Additional submissions for the Student Workshop or for Poster presentations are permitted as long as the contents of each submission are not the same.

11. The Student Workshop will be held in the morning of the first day of the conference (on-site only). We plan to schedule parallel sessions to accommodate as many presentations as possible. The time allotted for each presentation is 20 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. At least one expert in the area will attend each session to promote discussion and to provide advice. Presenters should be student members of J-SLA. Work-in-progress is welcome.

For inquiry or more information, please contact Koichi Otaki (J-SLA Secretariat) at <otaki★> *Please replace "★" with "@".