JALT Conference Proceedings - JALT2006

Date of publication: October 2007


On JALT2006: Community, Identity, Motivation

JALT2009 The theme of the JALT2006 conference was Community, Identity, Motivation. This theme, supported by innovative presentation formats, inspired both presenters and attendees alike, resulting in a convivial conference atmosphere. The manuscripts selected for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings represent the broad range of papers, workshops, demonstrations, and poster sessions in which researchers, teachers, material writers, and students shared their stories of language learning and teaching, with a special emphasis on practice in the Japanese context.

The papers in the Proceedings have been designated according to their focus to categories including: Issues in the profession, The learner, The language, Approaches to instruction, Teaching with technology, Of global importance for learners and teachers, Reading and writing, Testing and evaluation, and Teaching languages other than English. The contributions reflect current issues and practice in the field of foreign language instruction as described by the conference theme.

In this Conference Proceedings you will find over 100 papers in which we hope you will find information and ideas to support and motivate you in your learning, teaching, and research. We also hope that this volume encourages further cooperation, collaboration, and discussion of language learning and teaching contexts by teachers, students, material designers, and researchers.

We owe our sincere appreciation and gratitude to the dedicated team of volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring the Proceedings to press: Robert Betts, Torkil Christensen, Scott Gardner, Sachiko Takahashi (Japanese Editor), Robert Long, Theron Muller, Ted O'Neill, Greg Rouault, Gisella Doi (German Editor), Joseph Sheehan, Robert Taferner, our Reading Committee, and, finally, the authors.

We look forward to exploring the JALT2007 conference theme of Challenging Assumptions: Looking In, Looking Out in next year's Proceedings.

The Editor
Kim Bradford-Watts

Editorial Staff


  • Content
    • Kim Bradford-Watts
  • Administrative
    • Malcolm Swanson

Associate Editors

  • Robert Betts
  • Torkil Christensen
  • Gisella Doi (German Editor)
  • Scott Gardner
  • Cecilia Ikeguchi
  • Aleda Krause
  • Robert Long
  • Theron Muller
  • Ted O'Neill
  • Greg Rouault
  • Joseph Sheehan
  • Robert Taferner
  • Sachiko Takahashi (Japanese Editor)

Design, Layout, and Web Editing

  • Pukeko Graphics (Paul Collett)

Published by

The Japan Association for Language Teaching
September 2007
Tokyo, Japan

Copyright & Cataloguing Data

  • JALT President: Steve Brown
  • Publications Board Chair: Kim Bradford-Watts


Copyright © 2007 by the Japan Association for Language Teaching. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be used or reproduced in any form without written permission from JALT, except in cases of brief quotations embodied in scholarly articles and reviews.

For information

JALT2006 Conference Proceedings, JALT Central Office, Urban Edge Bldg., 5th Floor, 1-37-9 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0016, JAPAN

Cataloging Data

Bradford-Watts (ed.)
On JALT2006: Community, Identity, Motivation


1. Second Language Teaching—Second Language Learning—Teacher Education
1. Title
September 2007
ISBN: 978-4-901352-26-0 (JALT2006 Conference Proceedings)

Editorial Advisory Board for the JALT2006 Conference Proceedings

  • Marcos Benevides—Kansai Gaidai University
  • Joyce Cunningham—
  • Frank Daulton—Ryukoku University
  • Mark De Boer—
  • RJ Frampton—
  • Sue Fraser-Osada—Seisen Jogakuin University
  • Scott Gardner—Okayama University
  • Bob Gettings—Hokusei Gakuen University Junior College
  • Neil Heffernan—Hiroshima Shudo University
  • Ben Lehtinen—
  • Linda Martine—
  • Steve McGuire—Nagoya University of Arts
  • John Racine—Ibaraki Christian University
  • Andrew Reimann—Utsunomiya University, Faculty of International Studies
  • Greg Rouault—Kwansei Gakuin University
  • Mike Ruddick—
  • Joe Siegel—
  • Nozomu Sonda—Yamaguchi University
  • Hodges Stephen—
  • Chris Storey—The University of Kitakyushu
  • Rachele Stucker—Associate Professor, Hokkaido University
  • Alice Svendson—Jumonji Womens College, and Soka University, Tokyo
  • Malcolm Swanson—Seinan Jo Gakuin University
  • Dax Thomas—
  • Patricia Vermillion—


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