Dear participants and supporters of the JACET 53rd (2014) International Convention,
We are deeply grateful for your attending the JACET 53rd International Convention at Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima, and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your contribution to JACET.
We hope you enjoyed and benefited from this convention in many ways. In particular, we hope you were able to take away many new ideas and consider how you might apply the latest linguistic theories and teaching practices to the improvement of English language learning in your various contexts.
One of the highlights of this Convention was the “Hiroshima Appeal,” which proposes to seriously address the desire of all humankind for peace. We aim to work toward this goal through English language education, which is becoming increasingly important as the world becomes more globally interconnected.
We hope that JACET, with the cooperation of other academic organizations, can contribute to English language education in order to promote peace and understanding among peoples around the world.
We look forward to seeing you in Kagoshima at the JACET 54th (2015) International Convention. Best wishes for the continuing advance of your research and educational efforts through the JACET network.
JIMBO Hisatake, President
The Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET)