November 27, 2020

December 2020 Joint Meeting (4th CEGLOC Conference)

 The University of Tsukuba CEGLOC FD Committee in collaboration with the JALT CALL SIG and the JALT Ibaraki Chapter holds the 4th CEGLOC Conference, Language Education in 2020: Emergency Remote Teaching and Blended Learning at Tsukuba University (Online) on December 5, 2020.  

(We announced the meeting details in our meeting notice on August 27.  Please read the notice by scrolling down on this page.)

To register, 

1.   Go to: <>

2.  Scroll down the page and click the PDF File "Program 4th CEGLOC Conference Dec 5, 2020 detailed"

3.  To register, click "Participation Registration" in blue font.

September 1, 2020

JALT-Ibaraki Chapter September 2020 Online Event on September 19th, 2020

 Online Event on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 

We would like to invite you to our first online epic meeting. We have excellent presenters lined up for September and we are extremely honoured for their willingness to be the first in perhaps hereafter online chapter meetings. 

Program details 

1. Presentation by Rika Otsu, lecturer, Ibaraki University (10:00-11:00)

Title: “Motivating English learners through the Voluntary Reading of English Picture Books to Children – The Influence upon University Student Volunteer Readers –“ 

This study aims to explore the improvement in the motivation of university students toward English learning and English skills by virtue of their involvement in English education at elementary schools. Two university students joined the activities of reading English picture books aloud to elementary school students over the course of ten months in fiscal year 2018. Their actual English readings were video-taped before and after the volunteer reading and showed significant improvement in their English and communicative skills as judged by two evaluators. 

2.  Business Meeting and Election (11:00-12:00)

Lunch Break (12:00-13:00)

3. Presentation by Joël Laurier, Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba (13:00-15:00)

Title: "2020 the lost year, or the year of the learning boom? Flipping the classroom to bridge the digital gap.” 

The year 2020 has all the makings of a game changer. In education, as in many other sectors, it has come to be known as the “lost year”. With a pandemic having forced spring classes online and the fall semester guaranteed to be anything but a return to “normal”, students are feeling the stress of education on so many different levels. And teachers have no answers. Our jobs as educators is to help them navigate the storm. This is a paradigm shift that has the potential to enact many reforms we have been calling for. It is up to the teachers to show that we can achieve results. It is mostly in the way we approach it that we will see results. (see: the extra file prepared by the presenter for more information) 

Participation details: 

To join us and get details of the ZOOM meeting details, please contact the email below by Sept. 15, 2020: