Oct 2, 2021 – 10:00-11:30 Intercultural Communication Workshop (Sponsored by SIETAR Chubu in collaboration with JII):

Title: Linguaculture: The Deep Connection Between Language and Culture 

Description: It’s clear that language and culture are closely related. Despite this, language learning and cultural learning are often treated as separate processes and it can be hard for language teachers to integrate cultural learning into their lessons. This presentation helps resolve this dilemma. Participants will learn about the Developmental Model of Linguaculture Learning (DMLL), a unified approach to language and culture pedagogy. The DMLL describes four developmental levels of linguaculture learning. It can be applied in both intercultural and language education work.

Presenter Bio: Joseph Shaules (PhD) is a Specially Appointed Professor at Keio University’s GIC Center, in Tokyo. He is the director of the Japan Intercultural Institute. He teaches in the Tsuda University Graduate Program in TESOL. Books include Language, Culture and The Embodied Mind (Springer); The Intercultural Mind (Intercultural Press); Deep Culture (Multilingual Matters). He hosts The Deep Culture Podcast.

Open to the public. For registration: Shaules SIETAR Japan Chubu – Info-Registration.

Feb 11 – Apr 8, 2022
Brain, Mind & Culture Masterclass *REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Learning Circle (ongoing)


May 2–July 2, 2021
Brain, Mind & Culture Masterclass 

January 27-March 10, 2021
Brain, Mind & Culture Masterclass  

October 21-December 2, 2020
Brain, Mind & Culture Masterclass  

July-October, 2020 (*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Learning Circle is currently transitioning to a virtual format.)
Learning Circle: Globalization and Deep Culture Learning

January-June, 2020 (virtual meetings)
Learning Circle:Academic Study Group – Language, Culture, and the Embodied Mind

February 21(THU)-22 (FRI), 2020
Deep Culture Seminars: Foundations Seminar


September 20 (FRI), 2019
Learning Circle: Creating a Cross-Cultural Understanding Course—Insights and Challenges

June 29 (SAT), 2019
June Learning Circle: Half-day workshop—Engaging students with the Linguaculture Motivation Profiler

May 30 (THU), 2019
Intercultural Session V—Deep Culture Learning

May 24 (FRI), 2019
JII Learning Circle: Language and Culture in the Lower-level Classroom—Best Practices

April 19 (FRI), 2019
JII Learning Circle: Culture, Cognition and Intercultural Learning for a Global Age

February 8 (FRI), 2019
JII Learning Circle: ‘Caught in the loop’: The engagement-resistance cycle in intercultural encounters

January 31 (THU), 2019
Intercultural Session IV-Workshop: Deep culture learning IV 

January 12 (SAT), 2019
JII Learning Circle: Welcome to the Pelican family! Simulating an intercultural encounter in your classroom



December 8, 2018
CEGLOC Conference-21st Century Classroom

November 2, 2018
JII Learning Circle: Culture in Language Teaching—Ideas and Activity Sharing

September 7, 2018
JII Learning Circle: Javier Salazar, Ph.D.

August 8, 2018
Workshop, SIETAR World Congress

July 14, 2018
Joseph Shaules Lecture: Yume-nabi Live

July 6, 2018
JII Learning Circle: Harumi Ogawa Ph.D

July 1-5, 2018
Joseph Shaules Presentation at International Association for Cross-cultural Psychology Congress

June 1, 2018
JII Learning Circle: Hanna Chouchane

February 23-24, 2018
Train the Trainer Workshop (Germany)
Title: Mind, Brain and Culture: New Paradigms in Intercultural Understanding



December 2, 2017
Resistance is Normal-Barriers to Motivation and the Psychology of Language Learning 
Sponsored by the Japan Intercultural Institute, with support from MEXT (Japanese  Ministry of Education)

September 29-30, 2017
JALT Shizuoka Chapter Conference

Constructive Communication Across Gender And Cultures

June 10, 2017
JII One-day Intensive Seminar Linguaculture Learning—Theory, research and classroom practice