Sponsorship Available for JALT CUE SIG Symposium (September 21, 2024)

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Dear JALT Sponsor

This is Frederick Bacala, JALT’s CUE SIG President. I am writing to you about a sponsorship opportunity available on Saturday, September 21, 2024. CUE SIG and JALT Iwate-Aomori chapter will be hosting our 7th CUE ESP (English for Specific Purposes) Symposium, and we would love for you to join us!

We are proud to announce that the JALT College and University Educators Special Interest Group (CUE SIG) will hold its 2024 CUE Symposium at Iwate University, in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture. The event will be face-to-face, and we are planning for a turnout of at least 50 attendees. (A typical Symposium turnout has been about 80 attendees.) This year’s conference location is in Morioka, which offers a broad selection of local food and beautiful views of the Mt. Iwate or Mt. Hachimantai.

The theme for CUE 2024 Symposium is English for Specific Purpose (ESP). Presenters will give poster presentations on ESP-related topics such as:

–        Needs analysis
–        Materials development
–        Methodology
–        Data-driven learning
–        Corpus linguistics

The conference features two plenary talks by Leigh McDowell on teaching English for research publication purposes in Japan; and the team of Mellisa Ogasawara and Chris Horne will present a topic on Tailoring ESP Courses to Student Needs: Enhancing learning through resource development.

We are currently the largest JALT special interest group with a membership of about 400 members. In addition, we are continuously looking to expand our reach by promoting inclusion and providing value to our membership base through events such as this one.

The opportunities we are offering are explained below:

Option A
20,000 yen for event sponsorship including an unvetted poster presentation on ESP-related materials, a table/booth at the event to display your company’s marketing material, and PR in our advertising and event program.

Option B
15,000 yen for event sponsorship including a table/booth to display your company’s marketing material, and 3 PRs in our advertising and event program.

The deadline for committing to sponsor the event is July 14th, 2024. If you are not able to join via one of the options above, you may also want to sponsor a poster presentation through the regular vetting process. There is a call for abstracts, of which the deadline for abstract submission is June 30, 2024.

All JALT Sponsors’ tables will be located next to the poster presentations inside Monozukuri room on the 2nd floor of the Faculty of Science and Engineering Building 4, with easy access to the plenary room, Ginga Hall.

We are committed to supporting college and university teachers here in Japan and are looking forward to collaborating with you in this endeavor. Please contact me directly at this email address: sigcuepresident@gmail.com if you have questions.

Yours sincerely,

Frederick Bacala
CUE SIG President