About SSU3

The Third International Conference on Situating Strategy Use: Stepping Into a New Era of Strategy Research and Practice will be held in Osaka, Japan, from 13 to 15 October 2019 at the Osaka International Convention Center (Grand Cube Osaka). This interdisciplinary conference aims to stimulate the ongoing research and further probe into less investigated issues concerning language learning strategies and other related areas within an international community of scholars.

The conference will focus on the role of language learning strategies and other individual, contextual, or situational differences in second and foreign language (L2) learning.

Topics covered in SSU3, but are not limited to, the followings:

  • Theoretical background to language learning strategies
  • Integrated research on language learning strategies
  • Contextual and cultural differences in strategy use
  • Language skills and strategy use (e.g., writing strategy, listening strategy)
  • Tasks and strategy use in L2 learning
  • Lx (L3, L4, etc.) learning and strategy use
  • Language learning strategies and self-regulation
  • Metacognitive awareness and strategy use
  • The learner as an agent in language learning strategy use
  • Language learning strategies and proficiency
  • Individual differences (e.g., motivation, emotions, beliefs) and strategy use in L2 learning
  • Bilingualism and strategy use
  • Third age language learners and strategy use
  • Working memory and second language acquisition
  • Strategy clustering
  • Fluidity in L2 strategy use
  • Strategy-based instruction
  • EMI (English Medium Instruction) and strategy use
  • Teaching L2 strategy use to younger learners
  • Information technology and strategy use in L2 learning
  • Research methodology on language learning strategies

We look forward to stimulating discussions and insightful moments in Osaka in October 2019! Please keep yourself updated by visiting this website regularly.

Best regards,
On behalf of the organizing committee
Osamu Takeuchi, Ph.D.
Dean, Professor
Faculty of Foreign Language Studies
Graduate School of Foreign Language Education and Research
Kansai University, Osaka, Japan

Important Dates

  1. Call for proposals opens — Early August, 2018
  2. Online submission opens — Late December, 2018
  3. Online submission closes — April 22, 2019
  4. Notification — Late May, 2019
  5. Registration opens — June 1, 2019
  6. Early bird registration closes — August 15, 2019
  7. Conference — October 13-15, 2019

Registration Information

Registration opens on June 1, 2019
Early bird registration closes on August 15, 2019

All presenters need to register by July 31.

TypeEarly Bird
(Until August 15)

*If you register as a student, you will need to upload a copy of your student ID when you register online.

Conference Schedule (Tentative)

Day 1 (Sunday, October 13)
09:00- Registration
09:30-09:45 Opening ceremony
09:45-11:15 Keynote Speech 1
11:30-12:40 Invited Workshop 1 and Concurrent Presentations
12:40-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:50 Symposium and Concurrent Presentations
15:50-16:20 Coffee Break
16:20-17:50 Keynote Speech 2

Day 2 (Monday, October 14)
09:00- Registration
09:30-11:00 Keynote Speech 3
11:15-12:25 Invited Workshop 2 and Concurrent Presentations
12:25-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:50 Concurrent Presentations
15:50-16:20 Coffee Break
16:20-17:50 Invited Symposiums and Concurrent Presentations
18:30-20:30 Conference Dinner

Day 3 (Tuesday, October 15)
9:00- Registration
09:30-11:00 Keynote Speech 4
11:15-12:45 Invited Symposiums and Concurrent Presentations
12:45-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:30 Concurrent Presentations
16:30-17:00 Closing Ceremony