This conference will provide an opportunity for a diverse group of scholars, teaching professionals, and policy makers to share ideas about the various aspects of English-based university education in Japan and other Asian countries.

The Program Committee encourages submissions that approach the topic of English-based university education in Asia from a variety of perspectives including:

  • The development of cognitive proficiency in a second language
  • The development of academic proficiency in a second language
  • The development of critical language awareness
  • The role of study skills and strategies in language acquisition
  • Academic English curricula and material development
  • Language testing and test development
  • Cross-cultural differences in research languages and Western and non-Western rhetorical traditions
  • Language for specific purposes
  • Intercultural communication in university settings
  • The role of technology in language education

These issues will be discussed in the context of English-based university programs in non-English settings, where students have limited exposure to English outside of class and where standards of acceptable English-language work may vary.