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International Symposium on Motivation

【International Symposium】
 The Future of Foreign Language Education in a Global World: Exploring Motivation and Autonomy

Date :
 Sunday 19 February 2017
Time :
 13:00 ~ 18:45 (Registration begins at 12:30)
Venue :
 Room C11, General Education Buiding C, Gofuku Campus, University of Toyama
※ No attendance fee is required.
Keynote Speech [This session will be held in English]
Teachers as motivators? Understanding motivation and autonomy in the language classroom - Speaker: Ema Ushioda ( United Kingdom University of Warwick )
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Invited Speech 1 [This session will be held in English]
Motivational goal-setting: How to use the many resources contained within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - Speaker: Lorna Carson ( Ireland Trinity College Dublin)
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Invited Speech 2 [This session will be held in Japanese]
Taget language use for motivating language learners - Speaker: Yoshiyuki Nakata( Japan Doshisha University)
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Invited Speech 3 [This session will be held in English]
L2 teacher development and students' L2 learning motivation - Speaker: Luxin Yang ( China Beijing Foreign Studies University)
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General Discussion [This session will be held in English and Japanese]


【Special Seminar】The Future of English Language Motivation in a Global World

Speaker  :
 Ema Ushioda (University of Warwick)
Moderator :
 Yuzo Kimura (University of Toyama)
Date   :
 Sunday 19 February 2017
Time   :
 10:00 ~ 11:40 (Registration begins at 9:30)
Venue   :
 Room A22, General Education Building A, Gofuku Campus, University of Toyama

※ No attendance fee is required.
※ This seminar will be held in English.
※ This seminer is for those who have knowledge of second language learning motivation research.


Book your place in advance by emailing
In the email message, please include the following information
① name 
② occupation (affiliation)
③ email address
④ indicate if you would like to register for the special seminar in the morning.

Registration deadline:
Friday 10 February 2017
※ On-site registration is possible, but pre-registration is highly recommended as the number of participants is limited.

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Center for International Education and Research, University of Toyama
3190 Gofuku, Toyama-shi, Toyama 30-8555
TEL & FAX: 076-445-6106
Symposium Organising Committee Chair: Saeko Ogiso