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


The conference fees — how much are they?

What are the daily rates for a recommended hotel near the conference centre?

Please take a look at the list of our recommended hotels ( The closest one to the venue is the Rihga Royal Hotel (

How much is the approximate cost of ground transportation from the airport to the conference centre?

It’s about 1,500 yen by train. (

Are proposals in a language other than English accepted?

No. We only accept proposals written and delivered in English.

Is it possible to attend the conference without giving a presentation?

Yes, of course. You need only to register here (

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