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:

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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JALT Annual Conference


JALT2015: Focus on the Learner
Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center "GRANSHIP"
Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
November 20th - 23rd, 2015
Call for Proposals closes 15 February

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.

English sound links to improve listening ability and fluency in speaking

25 Apr 2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm Yamagata Chapter

Abstract- Despite having gone through six or seven years of English...

Activating Extensive Reading

25 Apr 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Akita Chapter

Extensive reading has recently become a well-known technique for...

Numbers Game: How Accreditation, KAKEN-HI And The “Super Global” Program Are Changing Japan’s Universities

25 Apr 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Niigata City

As of 2004, all universities in Japan must submit to an external...

Blended Learning with Student Smartphones and iPhones

25 Apr 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Fukuoka City

Blended-learning, the mix of face-to-face teaching and CALL, has grown...

JALT West Tokyo Spring BBQ: Learning by doing (and eating!) - Featuring two short ELT presentations

26 Apr 2015 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm Tachikawa City

You and your family are invited to the JALT West Tokyo 2015 Spring BBQ...

Extensive Reading

26 Apr 2015 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm Morioka City

Extensive reading has recently become a well-known technique for...

Materials and Methods for Teaching Spoken Language

26 Apr 2015 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm Nara Chapter

With the cooperation of MW SIG, Nara JALT is proud to present this...

TBA- Check our website for details

26 Apr 2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Sendai Chapter

We are still working out the details of this event. Please check back...