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.

Where do new ideas come from?

28 Nov 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm Gunma Chapter

In my 40 years in ELT, I cannot recall a time when ‘new ideas’ was not...

Teaching English in English – How useful is it? Learning through English in Thai Schools: Policy, Concerns and Directions

28 Nov 2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm Tottori Chapter

International education is now a buzzword in Thailand in an attempt to...

Putting Creativity into Writing

29 Nov 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm Sendai Chapter

This will be a practical, hands-on workshop. I hope to dispel the...

Task-Based Self-Access Reading Materials on Computer for Secondary School Students

29 Nov 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm Hiroshima Chapter

Ms. Keyuravong is a Balsamo Asian Scholar and a Featured Speaker at the...

Off to the Onsen with Alan Maley

29 Nov 2014 - 5:00pm - 30 Nov 2014 - 9:00am Sendai Chapter

After the creative writing workshop in the afternoon, Alan and a group...

ETJ/JALT Tohoku ELT Expo

30 Nov 2014 - 9:30am - 5:30pm Sendai Chapter

Part of a national series of Expos, the Tohoku ELT Expo is a one day...

Let's Examine Ondoku-based Learning Strategies from Various Perspectives

6 Dec 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Akita Chapter

Summary: This workshop focuses on learning strategies for listening and...

Fukuoka JALT Bonenkai 2014

6 Dec 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Fukuoka Chapter

RSVP with cell phone number to Yoshie (...