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September 24th, 2016 at Kinki University

Preregistration Deadline: October 25th, 2016






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Focusing on learner psychology: Motivation and willingness to communicate

Presented by Kobe JALT

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 22 October 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tomoko Yashima/八島智子, Kansai Unversity

In this presentation, I will first introduce the concept of willingness to communicate (WTC) as a psychological construct used to investigate individual differences in L2 communication along with motivation, anxiety, and self-confidence. Next, I will introduce a number of recent studies that explore the situated nature of WTC as emerging in language classrooms through the interaction of various individual, social, and contextual factors. I will then discuss the characteristics of the L2 communication behaviors of Japanese learners as phenomena that are both culturally constructed and dynamically emergent. Finally. I will explore teaching interventions that can enhance learners’ WTC.

Fee for JALT members: 
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Bunyo Ishikawa Exhibitions at Osaka Jogakuin University

Documentary - 石川文洋を旅する (Bunyo Ishikawa's Journey) October 8th, 2016
 October 8 will feature a documentary film( English subtitles) on Ishikawa's work in Vietnam and Okinawa, along with a lecture. The film will be shown twice, once before and once after the lecture.
First showing 13:00 to 14:50
Lecture 15:00 to 16:30
Second showing 16:50 to 18:40
Mr.Ishikawa will lecture from 15:00 to 16:30 on Saturday, October 8

By 松岡明芳 - 松岡明芳, CC BY-SA 3.0,

The documentary will be shown on the first floor of Osaka Christian Center next to Osaka Jogakuin University.


Photo Exhibition -  石川文洋写真展 ―心の眼 (In the Mind's Eye) NOVEMBER 3-5 (LECTURE ON 5th)
November 3-5 we will host a photo exhibition of his work with a lecture on Nov. 5
Thursday, November 3 10:00 to 17:00
Friday, November 4 10:00 to 20:00
Saturday, November 5 10:00 to 5:00
Mr.Ishikawa will lecture from 15:00 to 16:30 on Saturday, November 5

The photo exhibition will be on the second floor of Osaka Jogakuin University's office building located right inside the south gate.


Both Events are 1,000 yen for adults and 500 yen for high school and junior high students. JALT members can enter for 500 yen (bring your membership card if possible).