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


JALT2014: Conversations Across Borders
Tsukuba International Congress Center, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
November 21st - 24th, 2014

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.

Content-Based Instruction Workshop

25 Oct 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Akita Chapter

Summary: Content-focused language teaching approaches such as Content-...

Bilingualism and Raising Bilingual Children in Japan

25 Oct 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm Oita City

Many people think that raising a child in two or more languages is a...

What place for ALTs in Japanese English education?

26 Oct 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm Nagoya Chapter

Team-teaching with ALTs has played a vital role in Japan for

Content-Based Instruction Workshop

26 Oct 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm Morioka City

Content-focused language teaching approaches such as Content-Based...

Curiosity to Competency: Intercultural Activities for the Language Classroom

26 Oct 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Osaka

Language educators often speak of using techniques, and activities...

3/11 - Devastation, Change, Renewal: Stories from Tohoku Teachers and Students, both in the Classroom and Volunteer Activities

26 Oct 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Sendai Chapter

Our community was devastated by the earthquake of 2011, come and listen...

The World of Part-Time Teaching

26 Oct 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Nishihara


Okinawa JALT General Meeting

26 Oct 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm Nishihara