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.

In Memoriam - Kevin Michael Cleary

Kevin Cleary

Hundreds of members of the language teaching community came together with friends and family last month in Tokyo at memorial services for Kevin Cleary. Even more of us could not attend in person, but were thinking of Kevin and his family. Your presence and your remembrances of Kevin were appreciated by all.

Kevin's wife has suggested that donations in Kevin's memory be made to Ashinaga, a group that provides educational and emotional support to orphans worldwide:

JALT Annual Conference


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

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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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.

Kagshima JALT social

18 Apr 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm Kagoshima Chapter

April is a good time to start recruiting for JALT and increasing the...

From Interpretation to Implementation: The New Course of Study.

19 Apr 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm Shinshu Chapter

From Interpretation to Implementation: The New Course of Study.


Job Seminar

19 Apr 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Kobe

This presentation will begin with an overview of the job market for...

Integrating Integrated Speaking in Your Curriculum

19 Apr 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Fukuoka City

TBA. This description must be twenty five words, according to the...

Yardsticks of quality in Japanese higher education

19 Apr 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm Gifu Chapter

This presentation and workshop will explore and seek to make sense of...

My Question

20 Apr 2014 - 1:00pm Yokohama Chapter

Our April event this year will follow a new format – “My Question”. The...

Supplementing Reading Materials for Secondary Textbook Lessons

20 Apr 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm Morioka City

**Scroll down for Japanese abstract

To help senior high students...

Exploring English and Foreign languages in the Elementary School Classroom

26 Apr 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Akita Chapter

Summary: In 2011 English and Foreign language became a mandatory...

View all the upcoming events scheduled by various chapters or SIGs. Use the links to browse through all the listings.

View all the events scheduled in various prefectures or cities since November 2008. Use the links to browse through all our listings.

Here's the latest news from JALT.
Previous items can be found in the news archives.

2014 JALT National Elections: Call for Nominations

Posted: Sun, 01/19/2014 - 3:56pm

JALT elections for national officers will be held in 2014. All current JALT members are invited to participate in the process. Voting will be held in September. Now, you are invited to nominate JALT members in good standing who have suitable experience for national office.