2012 Conference of
The Central Association of Teachers of Japanese


September 29th, 2012, Muncie, IN
Call for Papers Program & Abstract Registration Hotel Directions/Parking/Emergencies

Call for papers /Back

Sensei gata (Dear Colleagues):

 We are pleased to announce the 23rd Annual Conference of the Central Association of Teachers of Japanese, to be held at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

 Japanese education in the U.S. entered a new phase in the last few years due to budget cut and the competition from interests in Chinese. The impact of such changes is seen in the unprecedented cancellation of the 2011 CATJ meeting and the elimination of Japanese programs, particularly high schools. Meanwhile technology has created unprecedented potentials for foreign language education. What is the nature of these changes? How should we respond to it?

 This conference is organized to resume the annual CATJ meeting and to provide a platform for teachers of Japanese to exchange views on these and other issues.  The theme of the conference is “Embracing the New Phase in Japanese Education in the United States.” We welcome proposal of papers that address topics including but not limited to the following: the nature of the changes in Japanese education in the U.S., Japanese pedagogy, second language acquisition, heritage language education, technology in language learning and teaching, Japanese culture, and Japanese literature. Individual presentations will be 20 minutes long followed by 10-minute Q&A sessions. The conference is open to both K-12 and college levels teachers of Japanese. For high school teachers from Indiana, registration fees and transportation (mileages) will be reimbursed after the conference by a grant from Indiana Humanities.

 The submission deadline is June 15th, 2012. Notification of the acceptance will be sent in July 2012. Papers presented, with revisions made after the conference, will be published in a Conference Proceedings volume as well as online. Please submit an anonymous proposal to kmatsumoto@bsu.edu by June 15th, 2012 with a separate sheet containing the following information:

1.    Your name, affiliation, position, e-mail and summer contact information

2.    The title of your paper, in both English and Japanese

3.    Abstract of your paper (300 words in English or 700 characters in Japanese)

4.    Equipment needed, other than a computer and a projector

 If you have any questions, please contact Kazumi Matsumoto at kmatsumoto@bsu.edu.

 The 23rd CATJ conference is organized by the Japanese Program in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics at Ball State University, funded by two generous grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities through Indiana Humanities and the Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) of the Association of Asian Studies.

Kazumi Matsumoto, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Japanese
Dept. of Modern Languages and Classics
Ball State University
Tel:             765-285-1361      
Fax: 765-285-5877
Email: kmatsumoto@bsu.edu

Registration / Back

The 23rd CATJ conference is organized by the Japanese Program in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics at Ball State University and funded by two generous grants: one from the National Endowment for the Humanities through Indiana Humanities and one from the Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) of the Association of Asian Studies.

The conference registration is now open. The registration fee is $25; it is free for high school teachers. Attending high school teachers from Indiana, however, will be reimbursed for mileage with a generous support by the two grants acknowledged below. If we have any fund left, other participants will also be partially reimbursed for their travel expenses. For reimbursement, please fill out the registration form blow and send it by mail with the registration fee to: Kazumi Matsumoto at NQ178 Modern Languages and Classics, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. The registration fee needs to be paid in check. Please make your check payable to Ball State University and write CATJ on the memo. If you do not have check and like to pay in cash, please send the application form only and pay the fee on the conference day. The registration fee does not include meals, but the cafeteria on campus will be open for lunch, and some restaurants, including a Japanese one, are located within walking distance.


Registration form for CATJ conference

1.       Name:                                                                                                                                 

2.       Affiliation:                                                                                                                                          

3.       Address (for your mileage):                                                                                                                                       

4.       E-mail address:                                                                                                                                

5.       Mileage :                             miles (round trip)  from                                                 to                           

Payment options:  check _______   cash______  No charge (high school teachers) ______


Hotel / Back

http://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/StudentCenter/Hotel.aspx (Ball State Hotel)

http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-muncie-indiana-IN248?source=gglocalai (Comfort Inn & Suites)

http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/muncie/miewe/hoteldetail (Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Muncie)

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/indmn-fairfield-inn-muncie/ (Fairfield Inn Muncie)

http://www.reservation-desk.com/hotel/126758/jameson-signature-inn-muncie/photos/?TID=sziujb6KD|pcrid|23884472397&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=signature%20inn%20muncie&utm_campaign=Hotel%20Chain%20S (Signature Inn Muncie)

http://www.daysinn.com/hotels/indiana/muncie/days-inn-muncie-ball-state-university/hotel-overview?cid=IP_Local&reg=Local-_-all-_-DI-_-all&wid=local: (Days Inn Muncie -Ball State University)

http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/IN/Muncie-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-Muncie/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=15076 (BEST WESTERN Muncie)

http://www.super8.com/hotels/indiana/muncie/super-8-muncie-ball-st.-college-area/hotel-overview (Super 8 Muncie/Ball St. College Area)

Directions and Parking / Back

The room  of the 23rd CATJ is AJ225 which is the 2nd floor in the Art & Journalism Building (http://www.bsu.edu/directory/buildings/default.asp?buildingcode=AJ) .

Parking lots are available in various places. The parking lots (garage) in the building #37, the red and brown parking spaces alongside of the street in front of the building #75 are easy to find. The meter parking (brown color next to AJ building (#43) (between Art & Journalism building#43  and Teachers college, #39) is the closest. All the red, yellow, green parking and meter parking are free to park on weekends, but the ones with signs such as BSU vehicle only, Handicap, and blue parking are not allowed to park. Please check the following map: http://www.bsu.edu/map/media/pdf/parkingmap.pdf

Directions to Ball State University
(2000 W. University Ave, Muncie IN 47304):

http://cms.bsu.edu/About/VisitTheCampus/GettingHere.aspx (Location of BSU in Indiana)

http://www.bsu.edu/map/article/0,,32192--,00.html (Driving directions)

http://www.bsu.edu/map/article/0,,32213--,00.html (Direction from the airport)


http://www.bsu.edu/map/ (campus map)

http://www.bsu.edu/directory/buildings/default.asp?buildingcode=AJ (Art and Journalism Building: CATJ location on BSU)

http://www.bsu.edu/map/media/pdf/parkingmap.pdf (parking map)

http://www.bsu.edu/map/media/pdf/munciemap.pdf (Map of Muncie)

In case of an emergency, please call Kazumi Matsumoto at 765-543-6753 or e-mail  kmatsumoto@bsu.edu