Conference Schedule (all times JST)

Thursday, March 9

13:00-13:30: Welcome and Opening Address
Conference Chair: Aya Yamasaki, Kochi University of Technology

13:30-14:30: Plenary Lecture
Prof. Ian Isemonger (Kumamoto University, Japan)
Some excursive thoughts on education and emerging generative Chatbots

14:30-15:00: Research presentation
Paul Daniels (Kochi University of Technology, Japan)
Advancements in automated essay scoring

15:00-15:30: Break

15:30-16:00: Research presentation
Ian Isemonger and Junya Hirano (Kumamoto University, Japan)
 Adaptation of the online student connectedness survey for the Japanese population

16:00-16:30: Research presentation
 Aya Yamasaki (Kochi University of Technology, Japan)
 An approach to supporting autonomous English learners in a TOEIC class for non-English majors: A pilot study

16:30-17:00: Research presentation
Naomi Wilks-Smith (RMIT University, Australia)
 Using filmed storytelling as a vehicle for language and culture

18:30-20:00: Awards ceremony and reception

Friday, March 10

09:00-09:30: Research presentation
 Gordon Bateson (Kochi University of Technology, Japan)
 Comparing the automatic grading of student writing using ChatGPT, DeepL and the Essay (Auto-grade) plugin for Moodle

09:30-10:00: Research presentation
 Dana Lingley (Doshisha University, Japan)
Teacher impartiality in choosing authentic materials

10:00-10:30: Research presentation
 Sean Burgoine and Darren Lingley (Kochi University, Japan)
Sharing community stories through film: Transcription and translation for subtitles  

10:30-11:30: Panel Discussion: ChatGPT: Implications for TEFL 

11:30-13:00: Lunch

13:00-14:00: TEFL Praxis Journal Editorial Advisory Board Meeting

14:00-15:00: Executive Council Officer Reports

15:00-15:30: Executive Council Committee Steering Meeting

15:00-16:00: Annual General Meeting (AGM)