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About G-SLATE 2017

Welcome to the 3rd International Conference on the Globalization of Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (G-SLATE 2017) held Monday and Tuesday, October 30-31, 2017  at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Following the commencement and plenary, please join us for a special welcome brunch reception at the Hawaii Convention Center Monday, October 30th in the early afternoon.

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.

Click the Link Below to Submit a Proposal of 250 Words in English by Friday, July 28, 2017.

Submission Application Form

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 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

  • Takayuki YamadaHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
    Takayuki Yamada
    INTESDA, Japan

    Mr. Yamada is a Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai, where he also serves as a special adviser of the Polio Plus Committee of Japan. Between 2011 and 2016 he has organized and led several humanitarian and medical aid missions to India and Bhutan to assist with immunization efforts to eradicate polio in South Asia. Most recently, Mr. Yamada was appointed to serve on the strategic planning committee for the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program in Japan.

  • Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
    Michael Sasaoka-Alvord
    Program Director, INTESDA,

    Michael Sasaoka oversees special programs, events and business development for INTESDA, which mobilizes ideas and raises awareness for sustainable development and the Global Goals. Michael holds degrees in international business and Japanese from San Diego State University, USA. Combining his interests in business and education he has been involved with education and training in Japan for the past seventeen years at the secondary, tertiary and corporate level. His research interest include globalization, sustainable development and education rights.

  • Gary SmithHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
    Gary Smith
    Media and Technology Director, INTESDA,
  • Gary Smith is a landscape and wildlife photographer, mountain climber and filmmaker. His current film project is a documentary on the Seven Summits. The filming has deepened his passion and concern for climate change and its affect on the environment. In particular, his work has revealed the long term affects of melting glaciers and polar ice caps. Gary holds degrees in mass communication, media arts and Japanese from Southern Illinois University, USA. His academic interests include environmental studies, ICT and photography.

Review and Editorial Committee

  • William P. Kittredge, Heinz College, School of Public Policy & Management, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Judith Britt McNeely, Ph.D., Writing/Literature, Collegiate Traveling Faculty, University of Maryland University College, Japan
  • Alan Brady, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
  • Harry Carley, M.A. ELT, M.A. Ed Tech., School of Humanities, Matsuyama University, Japan
  • Yoshihiko Yamamoto, Ph.D., Education Development Center, Shizuoka University, Japan
  • Liu Yang, Ph.D., Department of Communication, University of Macau, Macau
  • Alexander Solomonov, Ph.D., Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University, Russian Federation
  • Holly Ho-ying Chung, Ph.D.,  Department of English, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong, China
  • Caroline V Katemba, Ph.D., MA TESOL Program, English Education Dept., Universitas Advent Indonesia, Bandung-Indonesia
  • Lucas Kohnke, M.A., English Language Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Anna Husson-Isozaki, M.A., Faculty of International Liberal Arts, Juntendo University, Japan