The 2022 ONLINE Conference of the Japanese Society 
For Mother Tongue, Heritage Language,and Bilingual Education (MHB) 
  August 4-7, 2022 


April 16, 2022

The 2022 conference will be held online from August 4 to 7 under the theme "To Explore Education for the Development of Three or More Languages". "Three (or more) language learning and acquisition" refers to language learning and teaching when three (or more) languages are involved, a concept which has been difficult to visualize because it has been collectively referred to as "bi-lingual" education. Since this is a theme that eventually applies to the growth process of every language learner who is a subject of our research, we will particularly focus on the education of "three (or more) languages" and, together with you, we would like to explore what can be applied to education based on what we have learned so far.

The keynote speaker for the conference theme will be Dr. Jasone Cenoz (University of Basque Country), a renowned researcher and educator whose extensive research and contributions to the field of multilingual education include tri-lingual education (Basque, Spanish, and English), immersion education, early English education, and theoretical considerations in multilingual education. We will also have a panel session related to the conference theme. In addition, there will be individual presentation sessions by MHB members.

We are calling for conventional oral presentations and, continuing from last year, short presentations. The latter emphasizes interaction among participants for various presentations, and it includes presentations of research, practical reports, and demonstrations.

The first half of the conference will also include a workshop on language teaching tasks (August 4) and a workshop on statistical analysis for use in teaching and research (August 5).

The conference will be online as in 2020 and 2021. We have members in various parts of the world. We will make the conference accessible to as many people as possible. We will also make every effort to ensure information for the deaf and hard of hearing.

We will announce how to apply for general participation later. We look forward to your active participation.

Outline of the Conference 
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2022 – Sunday, August 7, 2022 
How to be held: Completely online 
Theme: To Explore Education to foster three (or more) languages

Thursday, August 4  
Workshop I:  Let's make tasks you can use tomorrow

Friday, August 5 
[Special Program] Workshop II:  Statistical Analysis Using Web Applications: From Introductory to Advanced Levels

Saturday, August 6 
・Panel Session: To explore education that fosters three (or more) languages  
・Individual Presentations Session I 
・Keynote Speech: The development of metalinguistic awareness through translanguaging in the acquisition of third and additional languages (Jasone Cenoz)

Sunday, August 7 
Individual Presentations Session II, III, IV

Individual Presentation applications  
Application deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 23:00 (JST)

Application deadline: Sunday, June 19, 23:00 (JST)


For more information, please see the link below. 

Contact: The 2022 MHB Conference Organizing Committee