The 9th Asian Conference on Language Learning (ACLL2019) Photo Report

The 9th Asian Conference on Language Learning (ACLL2019) was held in Tokyo, Japan on the theme of independence and interdependence and saw more than 150 academics from over 35 countries.

Above from left to right: Professor Sarah Mercer of the University of Graz, Austria, delivers a Keynote on the “Interdependence of Language Teacher and Learner Wellbeing”; Masaya Mori, Executive Director of the Rakuten Institute of Technology explains how AI technologies can enhance language learning in a Keynote entitled “Transforming Passive TV Viewing into Language Learning with AI”; Author, journalist and CLIL guru, Phil Ball responds to questions following his Keynote on “Consolidating Integration”.


Above top from left-right: Dr Mary Sengati-Zimba, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates; Jennie Roloff Rothman, Kanda University of International Studies, Japan; Dr Satoko Kato, Kanda University of International Studies, Japan; Dr Yasmin Dean, Mount Royal University, Canada (speaking); Professor Ted O’Neill, Gakushuin University, Japan; and Professor Jo Mynard, Kanda University of International Studies, Japan, take part in a lively and interactive featured panel on “Supporting Learners and Learning from Outside the Classroom: An Interdependent Multidisciplinary Approach”. Above bottom from left-right: Professor Keiko Sakui of Kobe Shoin Women’s University, Japan delivers a Keynote on “Gender, Race and Other Factors: Being a Member of Multiple Communities”; and Dr Marco Koeder, digital marketing director of J. Walter Thompson, Japan, discusses “The Power of Randomness: Lessons from (Mobile) Gaming and Behavioral Economics” as they relate to the use of games in learning.


ACLL2019 Conference Programme


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