2019 JCMU Symposium

2019 JCMU Symposium
October 12-13

Theme: Theoretical and Practical

Language instructors often feel a pull in opposing directions by the occupational need or personal desire to pursue further inquiry into the various subfields of applied linguistics and the everyday pressures of classroom teaching. The difficulty in reconciling these two sides, experimentation and implementation, is at the heart of why many educators eschew continued professional development. In light of this conflict, this two-day symposium will feature multiple keynotes, panels, and presentations across all stripes of applied linguistics that explore: researchers’ practical drive for selecting topics of study and the possible theories that their investigations indicate, and language instructors’ favorite activities and the theoretical foundations upon which they are based. Presenters will help to bring resolution to the issue by sharing both the theoretical and the practical of their professional lives.

The Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) study abroad program is a product of the strong sister-state relationship between the State of Michigan and Shiga Prefecture. It is located on the shore of Lake Biwa in the City of Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Our programs are dedicated to building relationships between Japanese, Americans, and other nationalities through active learning and participation in language, culture, family life and society. JCMU has been welcoming students of all majors since 1989. Students do not need to attend a member university to participate.


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Call for Papers

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