Monday, October 31, 2011

Advising2011 conference at KUIS - announcements

If you are planning to attend the upcoming conference at Kanda University of International Studies “Advising for Language Learner Autonomy”, here are a few announcements to help with your planning. Please check the website for information on presentations, accommodation and transportation. you can also follow us on Twitter!/advising2011


Unfortunately, Dr. Marina Mozzon-McPherson has had to cancel her visit due to illness and she sends her apologies. Please be assured that we still have a full and interesting programme of events. We have over 40 presentations from colleagues based in 11 different countries and delegates from all over the world will be present. Talks by invited speakers Lucy Cooker and Christopher Candlin will go ahead as scheduled.


If you have not yet registered, or you have registered, but not yet paid, you can pay in cash in Japanese yen on the day. The approximate rates converted to yen from UK pounds are 6000 yen (members – please bring your membership card) 6700 yen (non-members).

Presentations and schedule

All of the abstracts are available for you to browse on the website You will notice that there is a comment box beneath each abstract and we encourage you to post questions and comments to the presenters.

Registration opens at 9.30 and the opening plenary will begin at 10.30. Refreshments will be available between 9.30 and 10.30 and we encourage you to come early and take the chance to meet people and have a look at the Multilingual Communication Center (“The MULC”) at KUIS where morning refreshments will be served. The full schedule can be found on the website.

Lunch arrangements and drinks reception

A Japanese o-bento lunch will be provided and registered participants are also invited to attend the drinks reception from 5pm until 6pm.

Self-Access Centre Tours

Registered delegates can join the tours of two self-access centres on Friday 11th November. The morning tour is in central Tokyo at our sister institution Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages. The afternoon tour is at the SALC at Kanda University of International Studies where the conference is being held. More details and a link to the reservation is on the website

IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG

This is an IATEFL Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group event. For more information about becoming a member of IATEFL or the SIG, please see the website

We look forward to seeing you at KUIS!

Best wishes,

Jo Mynard, convener (on behalf of the organizing committee)

“Advising for Language Learner Autonomy”

November 12th, 2011

Kanda University of International Studies

Chiba, Japan

No comments: