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.

Sojo University English Language Teaching Forum (Listening), Co-sponsored by NanKyu JALT

2 Feb 2015 - 10:00am - 9:00pm Kumamoto

Presentation and workshop proposals are invited on the theory and/or...

Facing the Tokyo Olympics: The Meaning of a Global Japan and the Importance of Acculturation Strategies

6 Feb 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Beppu

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics loom on the horizon. With this seminal...

IBaraki Chapter February Meeting (Theme: Pronunciation)

14 Feb 2015 - 9:30am - 5:00pm Ibaraki Chapter

This is a brief tentative meeting notice (as of January 5, 2015)


Shinshu JALT Winter Retreat 2015: A day for professional development

14 Feb 2015 - 10:00am - 6:00pm Shinshu Chapter

Promoting English Language Education
Join us for a day of...

Creative Variations for Textbook Conversations; Assessing Gains in Extensive Reading

14 Feb 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm Kitakyushu Chapter

(1) Creative Variations for Textbook Conversations
Bill Pellowe...

Shinshu JALT Winter Retreat 2015 - the retreat & skiing bit

15 Feb 2015 - 8:30am - 5:00pm Shinshu Chapter

After joining us for a day of presentations and collaboration Saturday...

Coaching Competitive EFL Debate

15 Feb 2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Saitama City


John coaches teams for national and international debate...