JALT Conference Proceedings - JALT2002

Date of publication: October 2003

On JALT2002
Conference Proceedings

Waves of the Future

Waves of the Future was JALT2002's conference theme, and it could not have been more appropriate. It was the year when JALT went from almost washing out to forming a whole new swell--it was also the year JALT rediscovered its roots and once again found the volunteer spirit which had, unfortunately, begun to wane.

Nowhere was this more evident than with the annual conference, which had at the middle of the year come perilously close to collapsing. A huge outpouring from volunteers and assistants from every corner of the organization, however, made sure the event not only went ahead, but succeeded at every level.

Thus it is very appropriate that this Proceedings (the final "event" of JALT2002) reflects the same spirit and diversity that went into making the conference such a success. With over 50 papers by 70 writers touching on nearly every aspect of second language teaching and learning, this is a resource with something for everyone. We hope you take pleasure in surfing through this chronicle of the conference.

We would like to offer our sincere appreciation and gratitude to all those people who helped us to bring the Proceedings to this point: our editorial team (Kim Bradford-Watts, Robert Long, Megumi Kawate-Mierzejewska, Amanda O'Brien, Michael Schart, Joseph Sheehan, and Coleman South), our reading committee, and all the writers themselves. A special thanks to Tim Newfields for the photo tour that is included on this disc. Enjoy!

Malcolm Swanson
Kent Hill
JALT2003 Proceedings Co-Editors


  • Malcolm Swanson
  • Kent Hill

Associate Editors

  • Kim Bradford Watts
  • Robert Long
  • Megumi Kawate-Mierzejewska (Japanese Editor)
  • Amanda O'Brien
  • Michael Schart (German Editor)
  • Joseph Sheehan
  • Coleman South

Design, Layout, & CD Mastering

  • Pukeko Graphics (Paul Collett & Malcolm Swanson)


  • Tim Newfields

Published by

The Japan Association for Language Teaching
October 2003
Tokyo, Japan

Copyright & Cataloguing Data

  • JALT President: James Swan
  • Publications Board Chair: Brad Visgatis


Copyright ©2003 by the Japan Association for Language Teaching. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be used or reproduced in any form without written permission from JALT, except in cases of brief quotations embodied in scholarly articles and reviews.

For information

Conference Proceedings, JALT Central Office, Urban Edge Bldg., 5th Floor, 1-37-9 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0016, JAPAN

Cataloging Data

Swanson, Hill (eds.)
On JALT2002: Waves of the future

Bibliography: p.

  • 1. Second Language Teaching--Second Language Learning--Teacher Education
  • 1. Title
  • October 2003
  • ISBN: 4-901352-06-7 (JALT2002 Conference Proceedings)

Editorial Advisory Board for JALT2002 Conference Proceedings

  • Tim Ashwell, Komazawa Junior College
  • Andy Barfield, Chuo University
  • Paul A. Beaufait, Prefectural University of Kumamoto
  • Kim Bradford-Watts, Kyoto Institute of Technology
  • Peter Gobel, Kyoto Sangyo University
  • Kent Hill, Seigakuin University
  • Lawrie Hunter, Kochi University of Technology
  • Cecilia Ikeguchi, Tsukuba Women's University
  • Megumi Kawate-Mierzejewska, Temple University Japan
  • Allen Koshewa, Lewis & Clark College
  • Robert Long, Kyushu Institute of Technology
  • Laura MacGregor, Gakushuin University
  • Carolyn Obara, Tokyo Metropolitan College
  • Amanda O'Brien, Doshisha Women's College
  • Jonathan Picken, Tsuda College
  • Andrew Reimann, Tokai University
  • Rudolf Reinelt, Ehime University
  • Brett Reynolds, Sakuragaoka Girls' Jr. & Sr. High School
  • Stephen M. Ryan, Eichi (Sapientia) University
  • Michael Schart, Keio University
  • Coleman South, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
  • Alice Svendson, Jumonji Women's College
  • Malcolm Swanson, Kyushu Junior College of Kinki University
  • Mayumi Tusbaki, Bukyogakuin Jr College
  • Christopher Weaver, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Wm. Howard White, Saniku Gakuin Junior College


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