The Japan Association For Language Teaching : 全国語学教育学会

NPO The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)

Our mission: JALT promotes excellence in language learning, teaching, and research by providing opportunities for those involved in language education to meet, share, and collaborate.

JALT Publications

As a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the improvement of language teaching and learning in Japan, JALT has a rich tradition of publishing relevant material in its many publications.

JALT Publications

The JALT Publications site is home to JALT's two main publications; The Language Teacher (TLT) and JALT Journal, as well as the annual Conference Proceedings:

JALT Annual Conference


JALT2015: Focus on the Learner
Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center "GRANSHIP"
Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
November 20th - 23rd, 2015

Why Join JALT?

Joining or renewing membership

You can easily join JALT or renew your JALT membership online.
JALT membership offers numerous benefits including: Member-rate admission to JALT conferences such as the annual JALT international conference; free or member-rate admission to JALT Chapter and SIG meetings and events; access to the latest JALT Publications, and more »

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Upcoming Events

Here are the latest upcoming nationwide events hosted by our local chapters. Click on an event title to see full details. More event listings can be found on our event calendar.

Kansai Wide JALT PechaKucha and bonenkai

19 Dec 2014 - 6:40pm - 9:00pm Nishinomiya

This is our annual event and year-end-party. Please join the Kansai...

NANKYU chapter Xmas Social night.

19 Dec 2014 - 9:30pm - 11:30pm Kagoshima City

As the busy Bonenkai season is upon us it will be great to see the...

December MyShare 12/20 1:30-17:00

20 Dec 2014 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm Yokohama Chapter

December MyShare Event
Saturday, Dec. 20; 13:30-17:00


Highlights from 2014 JALT International Conference & Annual Year-end Party

20 Dec 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Sendai Chapter

Local members will report on the best presentations they attended at...

Ibaraki Chapter December Meeting

20 Dec 2014 - 2:10pm - 5:15pm Mito

Co-sponsor : Ibaraki University 

Featured Speaker Presentation...

Year-end potluck dinner

21 Dec 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm Hokkaido Chapter

JALT members, families, and friends are all invited to share in this...

Developing a Research-informed Academic Writing Curriculum Using a Text Bank of Student Writing

9 Jan 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm Tokyo Chapter

ESP research documenting genre and style variation in academic writing...

Focus on Drama

10 Jan 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Nagasaki Chapter

This presentation will introduce how the presenter is using drama as...