The 27th Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference (JLTA 2024): Call for Papers

The Japan Language Testing Association (JLTA) invites presentation proposals for its annual conference. We look forward to receiving your proposals related to the conference theme and to language testing and assessment in general.


At this year’s conference, the keynote speech and symposium will be presented in Japanese. However, as usual, we welcome proposals for presentations in English, too.


Each presenter will have 20 minutes to present his/her research paper or assessment practice report, followed by a 10-minute discussion. Note that each participant can present multiple times, but only once as the first presenter.


Dates: Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, 2024

Venue: Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus


Day 1 (October 5): Keynote speech, symposium, paper and practice presentations

<Conference theme>

Next Generation of Language Assessment


<Keynote speech>

Speaker: Toshiyuki Kanamaru (Kyoto University)

Title: Language testing in AI era (tentative)



Theme: Fostering and evaluating critical thinking skills (tentative)

Coordinator: Gen Fujita (Sophia University)

Panelists: Takashi Kusumi (Kyoto University), Akiyo Hirai (Tsukuba University), Takanori Sato (Sophia University)

Discussant: Toshiyuki Kanamaru (Kyoto University)


Day 2 (October 6): Workshop


9:00 to 12:00 (with a break)


Language performance assessment via machine learning



Yuichiro Kobayashi (Nihon University)

<Language of instruction>


<Attendance fee for the workshop>

Student & JLTA member:          Free

Non-JLTA member:       1,000 yen


<Attendance fee>

Student & JLTA member:          Free

Non-JLTA member:       3,000 yen


<Submission overview>

1) Presentation types

Research paper

Research related to language testing and assessment that clearly states the study purpose, methodology, analysis, and interpretation of the results


Assessment practice report

Report on assessment practices, including language tests, language program/curriculum evaluation, and assessment for teacher development, etc.


Presenters of both types will have 20 minutes each to present their research papers or assessment practice reports, followed by a 10-minute discussion.


Submission deadline: August 9, 2024


<How to apply>

Please submit your proposal via the following URL of Google Forms:


Information to be submitted:

1) Email

2) Presenter(s)

  1. First presenter (whose email address has been provided in 1) above)
  2. a) Names, b) affiliations, and c) JLTA membership status, of all presenters

3) Presentation

  1. Type (research paper or assessment practice report)
  2. Title
  3. A 400-word (or 800-Japanese character) abstract

For a research paper, please include the study purpose, methodology, analysis, and interpretation of the results, and for an assessment practice report, include the practice’s purpose and content, and the results.

  1. Three to five keywords


Membership requirement

All presenters must be JLTA members.

*Non-members should take JLTA membership within two weeks after the notice of presentation acceptance, via

*This rule applies to all presenters in the program.


<Important information on submitting your proposal>

  1. After you submit your proposal, you will receive an email on submission confirmation. If you do not receive it, you may have provided an incorrect email address; in this case, please submit your proposal again.
  2. If, for any reason, you cannot send the proposal via Google Forms, or do not receive the confirmation, please send the information mentioned under <How to apply> above to jlta.cfp[at]
  3. Each participant can present multiple times, but only once as the first presenter, regardless of the presentation type (research paper or assessment practice report).
  4. More details about the presentations will be available on the conference website. We will not accept any changes in your abstract after the proposal submission deadline has passed, in principle.
  5. Notification of selection will be sent via email to the first presenter by August 26, 2024.



To be announced.


<Workshop registration>

To register for the workshop, please go to the following website with the URL below and fill out the necessary information.




JLTA Research Meeting Committee



54th Japan Language Testing Association (JLTA) Research Meeting

・Date and time: March 30, 2022 (Wed) 13:30 ~ 15:00 (Doors open at 13:20)

・Place:SHIBUYA SPACE  Room 303

〒150-0031東京都渋谷区桜丘町15-17  NKG Tokyo building

・Theme:Practice of “Dictogloss” and its possibility to application to evaluation

・Abstract:Dictogloss, the process of listening to English, taking appropriate notes, and reconstructing the original text based on those notes, has recently been adopted in English classes in Japan. In this meeting, we will actually demonstrate the practice and examine whether it is possible to use the results of ongoing activities as a means of formative evaluation.


13:20 Doors open

13:30 Opening greeting

13:35 Meeting

15:00 Closing

・This meeting will be held for free.

If you would like to participate, please send an email to the following address by Wednesday, March 23, including the following information: your organization, name, and contact information (cell phone, etc.). A reply e-mail will be sent upon completion of your application, so please inquire if you have not received it.  MAEDA Masahiro(Kanazawa Seiryo University)

In order to ensure thorough countermeasures against infectious diseases, the number of participants will be limited and seats will be placed at intervals. Therefore, please make sure to register in advance before the deadline. Please note that due to the limited number of participants, there is a possibility that the number of seats will be full before the deadline.


53rd Japan Language Testing Association (JLTA) Research Meeting


  • Date and time: October 23, 2021 (Sat) 13:50~17:30
  • Platform: Online / Zoom
  • Theme: Analysis of spoken data and their applications to test validation
  • Abstract: In recent years, there has been increasing interest in using performance data in test validation. The measures used for analyzing performance data, however, have been mainly focused on accuracy, fluency, and complexity (CAF). In this research meeting, participants will learn other types of analysis methods and gain experience through hands-on practice. We expect this would contribute to expanding our perspectives on how to validate performance tests.


  • Schedules
  • 13:30~ Zoom reception starts.
  • 13:50~14:00 Introduction of the meeting and the lecturers (Dr. Yujia Zhou, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
  • 14:00~15:00 Textual analysis (Dr. Noriko Iwashita, The University of Queensland)
  • 15:00~15:15  Break
  • 15:15~16:15 Functional analysis ( Fumiyo Nakatsuhara, CRELLA, University of Bedfordshire)
  • 15:00~15:15  Break
  • 16:30~17:30 Interactional analysis (Dr. Daniel M. K. Lam, University of Glasgow)
  • Registration: Please register through the link by October 16 (Sat). ( by October 16 (Sat).
  • Zoom MTG information will be sent to those who have registered by October 20.
  • Admission: Free
  • Language: Japanese and English
  • Contact: Yujia Zhou (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

Handbook for the 24th JLTA National Conference

The Handbook of the 24th Conference of the Japan Language Testing Association is now available.

Please visit following link.
JLTA2021 Final Program

Click on the link below to enter your information and make your payment via PayPal. For details on how to participate, please refer to pages 8-11 of the program above.

The deadline for registration is August 31, 2021.
We hope that many of you will participate in this conference.



講師: 胡子 美由紀(広島市立古田中学校)
司会: 大木  俊英(白鴎大学)
日時:     2021年9月4日(土)13時00分~16時00分(休憩をはさむ)
場所:     オンライン(Zoom)
参加費:    無料
定員:     100名
申込期間:   7月1日(月)~8月29日(日) [定員になり次第締め切り]
参加条件:   特になし


—- English—-
JLTA 2021 Workshop Information

Title: Practice of English Classes in Middle School to Foster Autonomous Learners (Conducted in Japanese)

Lecturer:  Miyuki EBISU (Hiroshima City, Furuta Middle School)
Chair:  Toshihide O’KI (Hakuoh University)
Date: September 4, 2021 (Saturday), 13:00-16:00 (including breaks)
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Attendance Fee: Free
Maximum Number of Participants: 100
Registration Period: July 1st (Mon.) – August 29th (Sun.)
(The registration will be closed after the number of participants reaches the limit.)
Prerequisite: None

See the PDF (English) file for details.




  • 日時:2017年10月28日(土曜日)
  • 場所:桃山学院大学2号館302(CALL-2)教室
  • テーマ:ダイナミック・アセスメント:指導と評価の一体化

受付 12:30-
開会の辞 13:00 JLTA事務局次長 片桐一彦(専修大学)

第1部 13:10-14:40 講演 西本有逸氏(京都教育大学)

第2部 14:55-15:55 ワークショップ 島田勝正(桃山学院大学)

第3部 16:10-17:40 講演 住 政二郎氏(関西学院大学)
演題:「Computerized Dynamic Assessment (C-DA): Learning Possibility Scoreと指導への応用」

閉会の辞 17:40 CELES近畿地区運営委員 大和隆介(京都産業大学)
懇親会 18:00-20:00 「夢景色」

  • 参加費:無料
  • 問い合わせ先:桃山学院大学 島田勝正 0725-54-3131(ext.3727)  email:
  • 桃山学院大学へのアクセス


The 45th JLTA Research Meeting

July 8, 2017 (Saturday)
Registration from 12:30
Start of the meeting from 13:00
Venue: Fukushima University
Theme: Teaching writing
Keynote speaker: Dr. Yoshihito SUGITA (Meiji Gakuin University)
With three other research presentations


事務局次長 横内裕一郎(弘前大学)



研究発表:15:00~15:30, 15:30~16:00, 16:00~16:30

2. 「TEDとForumを利用した技能統合型の英語教育:投稿語数から見えること」

3. 「日本人学習者向けのRTWタスク評価基準の検討」

事務局次長 横内裕一郎(弘前大学)


参加費 会員および学生は無料。それ以外の方は500円
問い合わせ先 髙木修一(福島大学)email:




2016 events (Both events will be conducted in Japanese.)

44JLTA日本言語テスト学会研究例会 (PDF

開会の辞 事務局次長 片桐一彦(専修大学):13:00-13:10
研究発表(13:10~13:40, 13:50~14:20, 14:30~15:00)
1. 「日本人英語学習者によるtough構文の理解」 伊藤彰浩(西南学院大学)
2. 「副詞の位置と意味の指導:英語教育におけるカートグラフィーの援用可能性」
休憩・歓談 15:00~15:30
(15:30~15:50, 15:55~16:15, 16:20~16:40, 16:45~17:05)
4. 「英語を専攻する大学生に対する個人別態度構造分析:学習動機はどこからくるのか」
5. 「難読症学習者にとって識字困難な英単語の特徴:C-Testデータによる分析」
川原 峻(西南学院大学4年)
7. 「教師の英語発音が日本人児童の英語発音に与える影響」



参加費 会員および学生は無料。それ以外の方は500円
問い合わせ先 伊藤彰浩(西南学院大学)email:


43JLTA日本言語テスト学会研究例会 (PDF



場所:龍谷大学大阪梅田キャンパス 530-0001 大阪市北区梅田2-2-2







開会の辞 事務局次長 片桐一彦(専修大学)

コーディネータ  龍谷大学経営学教授 李洙任


パネリスト1.  Lisa Rogers 同志社女子大准教授

研究テーマ:「Diversity Factors in Leadership」

パネリスト2.  Chisato Morohashi Straumann 諸橋・シュトラウマン・千里

Intercultural Educator, Trainer, Consultant & Coach


パネリスト3.  中原敦 甲南大学付属高校・グローバルスタデイプログラム責任者




李 洙任(龍谷大学)