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
Call for Proposals closes 15 February

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.

Pragmatics and Language Education Workshop

7 Mar 2015 - 9:30am - 8 Mar 2015 - 5:15pm Hiroshima City

This exciting 2-day workshop will help teachers learn about many of the...

Drama in the Classroom? That’s a Good Thing!

8 Mar 2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm Fukui City

Wondering how to use drama in your classroom? Already using drama, but...

'Nightmare On Literature Street: Fight For Your Right To Use It'

13 Mar 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm Kagoshima City

On the back of his success at the 2014 PanSIG in Miyazaki, Dr Paul...

Assessment for Learning: Dynamic Assessment

14 Mar 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm Kitakyushu Chapter

This presentation will examine the negative effects that standardized...

Teaching the Question of Culture

14 Mar 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm Gifu Chapter

Language education at Japanese universities has shifted towards...

Basic applied statistics for language education research

15 Mar 2015 - 9:00am - 12:00pm Kyoto Chapter

This workshop aims to provide language teachers with the statistical...

Teaching the Question of Culture

15 Mar 2015 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm Nagoya City

Language education at Japanese universities has shifted towards...

Lectures on Literature

15 Mar 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Nishihara