Call for Proposals

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. Keynote addresses will be delivered by:

Dr. Peter Yongqi Gu (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ)
Dr. Xuesong (Andy) Gao (University of New South Wales Australia)
Dr. Luke Plonsky (Northern Arizona University, US)
Dr. Heath Rose (Oxford University, UK)

Proposals for presentations cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • 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

The conference welcomes contributions in the form of papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussions) and symposiums (90 minutes: thematically-related papers followed by discussions).

Abstracts of proposed papers and symposiums (no more than 250 words) are to be electronically submitted to the website in late December 2018 to early April 14, 2019, and notification of acceptance will be given in late May 2019. The proposals should include the title, author’s name, affiliation, and email address. Selected papers will be published in a peer-reviewed volume.

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