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About G-SLATE 2017

Welcome to the 3rd Conference on the Globalization of Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (G-SLATE 2017). This international, peer-reviewed event will be held at the Hotel Clio Court next to Hakata Station in Fukuoka, Japan. Opening remarks, featured presenters and the welcome reception will be on Sunday, July 30, followed by the main presentation days on Monday, July 31.

As globalization advances and boundaries between countries fade away, the need to communicate in a second or multiple languages has altered the linguistic landscape. As a result, second language acquisition and foreign language teaching have progressed to the forefront of linguistics, providing a critical framework in understanding how language is acquired or learned and its pedagogical implications. Language today not only links nations but also empowers individuals toward greater upward mobility, all of which makes it an indispensable tool in modern society.

With the theme Breaking Barriers, the conference is a wonderful opportunity to share research, insights and techniques, and form professional networks in this burgeoning field of linguistics and education.

We welcome submissions of 250 words in English by Friday, June 2, 2017. We strongly advise applicants to check our submission guidelines before submitting a proposal.

All proposals must be submitted through our online system or by clicking here.

G-SLATE Streams

  • Approaches to Teaching ELT and L2
  • Cooperative/Collaborative Learning
  • Cross-Linguistic Influences
  • Education Technology
  • Endangered Languages
  • Globalization of Language
  • Globalization and Teacher Education
  • Language & Discourse Analysis
  • Language Pedagogy and Assessment
  • Learning Strategies
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Professional Development and Teacher Training
  • SLA Theories and Research Methodology
  • Sociolinguistics of Globalization
  • Other Areas (Please Specify)


Submission Guidelines

Who Should Attend

G-SLATE 2017 in Fukuoka, Japan will focus on second language acquisition and teacher education. It will be an ideal event for language professionals and teacher educators, literacy and language program administrators, primary and secondary school teachers, university  lecturers and professors as well as teachers-in-training and graduate students.

Plan Your Attendance

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Program Committee

The program committee supports the review and editorial committees, such as assigning submissions to be reviewed, inviting featured speakers, nominating papers for awards, reviewing applications for scholarships, preparing acceptance and invitation letters and other ad hoc tasks. In addition, this committee is responsible for the onsite management of the event.

  • Takayuki YamadaTakayuki Yamada
    G-SLATE 2017 Program Chair
    Email: secretariat(at)intesda.org
  • Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordMichael Sasaoka
    G-SLATE 2017 Program Director
    Email: events(at)intesda.org
  • Gary SmithGary Smith
    G-SLATE 2017 Technology Support
    Email: tech(at)intesda.org
  • Brian AndrewsBrian Andrews
    G-SLATE 2017 Program Coordinator
    Email: secretariat(at)intesda.org


Review and Editorial Committee

Alan Brady, Ph.D.
(Ret.) Professor, Faculty of Sociology
Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

Professor Alan Brady is a retired professor from the Faculty of Sociology at Kwansei Gakuin University  — one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Japan. Professor Brady has lived and worked in Japan for over 40 years . Previously, he lectured at the International Christian University (Tokyo) before teaching at Kwansei Gakuin University from 1991 to 2016.

His primary research interests are the sociology of education and integrated social-natural worlds sustainability, language education policy, planning, and practices at universities in Japan, and the development of a civic responsibility and global and glocal citizenship through integrated language and content higher learning. His most recent publications have centered on that development.

Susan Miller, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Foreign Languages,
Nippon Sport Science University, Japan

Susan was born in Redding, California, and also lived in Hawaii and Australia as a child. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley with highest honors and high general scholarship, a master’s degree in English focusing on Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language from San Francisco State University, and a doctorate in English Literature from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She is a professor of English at Nippon Sport Science University in Tokyo where she teaches a variety of courses relating to English and communication. Her research interests include Percy Bysshe Shelley, medieval English mystery plays, and the intersection between spirituality, literature and the arts. She particularly supports associations concerned with the Romantic poets, such as Keats, Shelley and Lord Byron. She won the Keats-Shelley Prize in 2008.


  • Alan Brady, Ph.D., (Ret.) Professor, Faculty of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
  • Susan Miller, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Nippon Sport Science University, Japan
  • William P. Kittredge, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, College of Business, Bellevue University, USA
  • Suman Chakrabarty, Ph.D., Head, Dept. of Anthropology, West Bengal State Univ., India
  • Susan Oguro, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Judith Britt McNeely, Ph.D., Writing/Literature, Collegiate Traveling Faculty, University of Maryland University College, Japan