The 22nd Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference (JLTA 2019)

The JALT TEVAL SIG will co-sponsor the Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference (JLTA 2019, September 11 - 12), so TEVAL members are eligible for discounted conference registration fees. The call for papers deadline is May 31st. Information from the conference organizers follows below.

The 22nd Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference (JLTA 2019): Call for Papers

(CFP Deadline: May 31 , 2019)

The Japan Language Testing Association (JLTA) invites presentation proposals for its annual conference. We look forward to receiving your proposals related to the conference theme, and to language testing and assessment in general. 

Conference website:

Dates: Wednesday, September 11 and Thursday, September 12, 2019

Day 1 (September 11): Workshop
Time: 11:00-12:30 & 13:30-15:00 
Venue: Niigata Seiryo University (1-5939 Suido-cho, Chuo-ku, Niigata, 951-8121 Japan)
Title: Bayes statistics and its application to foreign language education study
Lecturers: Kunihiro KUSANAGI (Hiroshima University)
Language of instruction: Japanese
Attendance Fee: 1,000 yen
Capacity: 30 participants

Day 2 (September 12): Keynote speech, symposium, research and assessment practice presentations, commercial exhibits, banquet, and others
Niigata Seiryo University
1-5939 Suido-cho, Chuo-ku, Niigata, 951-8121 Japan
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Conference Theme
Evaluating Language Assessments in Japan

Keynote Speech
Antony J. KUNNAN (Professor, Department of English, University of Macao)
Title: An ethics-based approach to the evaluation of language assessments (tentative)

Theme: Evaluating fairness and justice of university entrance English examinations in Japan (tentative)
Coordinator: Hidetoshi SAITO (Ibaraki University)
Panelists: Hidetoshi SAITO (Ibaraki University), Yasuyo SAWAKI (Waseda University),
Kiwamu KASAHARA (Hokkaido University of Education)

Attendance Fee
Graduate students, & JLTA members, & JALT TEVAL SIG Members: 1,000 yen
Non-JLTA members: 3,000 yen 
Undergraduate students (with a proper student ID): Free
This year's conference will be co-sponsored by the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) Testing and Evaluation Special Interest Group (TEVAL SIG: Members of JALT TEVAL SIG benefit from discounted conference registration fees for the JLTA annual conference.

Submission Overview
Format: 20-minute oral presentations followed by 10-minute discussions

Presentation Types:
1) Research presentations
Presentation of research related to language testing and assessment that clearly states the purpose of the research, methodology, analysis, and interpretation of the results
2) Assessment practice presentations
Presentation on assessment practices including language tests, language program/curriculum evaluation, assessment for teacher development, etc.

Submission period: April 20, 2019 to May 31 , 2019
Please complete the following Google Form:

The Information required to submit:
1) Email address (On the Google Form, Email address is shown as "メールアドレス" in Japanese.)

2) Presenter information
1. Corresponding presenter's name (Please match the corresponding presenter with the email address submitted.)
2. Each presenter's a) name in English, in the order of first name followed by surname (e.g., Richard DAVIDSON), b) affiliated institution, c) membership: JLTA members at the time of application, JALT TEVAL SIG members, or non-members,

3) About the presentation
1. Type of presentation (research presentation or assessment practice presentation)
2. Presentation title
3. A 400-word (or 800-Japanese-character) abstract
Please include the purpose of the research, methodology, analysis, and interpretation of the results for a research presentation, and include the purpose and content of the practice, and the results for an assessment practice presentation. If your abstract has several paragraphs, please separate paragraphs.  
4. Keywords (3-5 words)
5. Was your presentation accepted for JLTA 2018?
  a) Yes, it was accepted and the abstract for JLTA 2019 has not been changed.  
 b) Yes, it was accepted and the abstract for JLTA 2019 has been changed less than 30%.
  c) Yes, it was accepted and the abstract for JLTA 2019 has been changed more than 30%.
  d) No. It is a new presentation.

*If you wish to use a projector, please keep the following three points in mind:   
a) PC will not be provided. Presenters must bring their own PC. There will be an audio terminal connector (for PC connection through a stereo mini plug) and a D-sub 15-pin cable in the presentation room. Mac users should bring their own Mini display Port/USB-C to VGA Adapter;
b) Presenters must take responsibility for connecting their PC to the projector;
c) Presenters should bring handouts as an alternative in case of technical problems.

Presenters MUST BE JLTA members or JALT TEVAL members. If you are currently a non-member, please either join JLTA or joint the JALT TEVAL SIG within two weeks from the time your abstract is accepted for presentation. This rule applies to all the co-authors who will make a presentation at JLTA2019. 


  • After you press the SEND button ("送信" in Japanese), you will automatically receive a confirmation email generated by Google Forms. If you do not receive it, you may have entered your email address incorrectly. In this case, please correct your email address and submit the form again.
  • If for some reasons, you cannot use Google Forms, or if you are unable to receive a confirmation email via Google Forms, please send the same information listed above to jlta.cfp[at] (replace [at] with an @ sign).
  • Participants can present multiple times in group presentations, but only once as the first presenter or lone presenter.
  • Abstracts for all presentations will be included in the conference program book. Generally no corrections or replacements will be accepted after the submission period.
  • Notification of selection will be sent via e-mail to the corresponding presenter by July 6, 2019.
  • This year's conference has a special room for family members (junior high school students or higher).

Advertisements (Exhibitions included)
Application period: from May 7, 2019 to June 14, 2019
Due to space limitations, limited to 16 exhibitors (to be selected on a first-come, first-served basis)

Advertisement (half page of A4-size paper; Exhibition of one long table included)       
7,500 yen for JLTA members; 15,000 yen for Non-members

Advertisement (one page of A4-size paper; Exhibition of one long table included)                        
10,000 yen for JLTA members; 20,000 yen for Non-members

For further information on advertisements and exhibitions, please contact the JLTA Secretariat (Kazuhiko KATAGIRI): E-mail: jlta2018co[at] (replace [at] with an at sign).

Workshop Registration
To be announced

Conference Registration
There is no pre-conference registration. Please pay the registration fee and banquet fee on site.