Summer Seminar 2014 at Kansai University of International Studies (Amagasaki campus)
This is an annual one-day mini-conference which aims to share ideas on a wide range of topics on language teaching and learning, hosted by the Research Institute for Communication and the Department of English Education of Kansai University of International Studies (KUIS). This year's co-sponsors include Osaka JALT, Kobe JALT, Nara JALT, JALT CUE SIG, JALT Jr/Sr High School SIG, Oxford Publishing, and Cengage Learning.
Invited speakers are 1) Matthew Apple of Ritsumeikan University who will talk about the recently published book on language learning motivation in Japan, 2) Toru Nakahara, Superintendent of Osaka City Board of Education, and 3) Matthew Cook, Sr. Manager at Osaka City Board of Education. Nakahara and Cook will explain reforms in Osaka's English language education.
KUIS Amagasaki campus is on the north side of JR (Japan Railroad) Amagasaki station, about a 5-minute walk from the station.