Pre-registration online and up and running. Please go to the online form in this website to register
Check out who is presenting - Bio's and Presentation Descriptions soon...
Submission results are finalized and presenters have been informed of the results. If you have submitted and not heard from us, please contact us as soon as possible.
We have also opened pre-registration for the conference. To register, please click on the link http://nearconference.weebly.com/preregistration.html, or the pre-registation page under registration.
Submissions are officially closed. We will be contacting all of those who submitted by the end of the month. Please keep checking your mail box for a reply. Thank you to everyone who submitted for the 2017 NEAR conference.
We have left the submissions for papers open until the 17th of February. If you are reading this, you still have time to get your application in.
Closing Call for papers/ submission
The last day for submissions for the conference is the 13th of February!
Go on over to the preview page to see what our plenary speaker Professor Kensaku Yoshida will be talking about.
Call for papers/ submission
The 2017 NEAR conference is proud to welcome Professor Kensaku Yoshida. Come for an amazing presentation, and while you're here, present yourself.
The new look. Welcome back to the new look NEAR website. There have been a few changes, and more still to come. And the call for papers has now opened.
What can you expect?
October 19, 2016
Preparations are well under way for the 9th Annual NEAR Conference.
The call for papers will go out shortly, so stay tuned.
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What is the NEAR Conference?
The NEAR conference is organized by the Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching.
With Niigata's position on the Japan Sea Coast and strong connections to the other countries around the Japan Sea Rim, this conference focuses on Language Learning in the North East Asia Region (N.E.A.R.). It provides an excellent opportunity to share ideas with a diverse group of colleagues.