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.

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...

Back to School 2014 at Otemae University

27 Apr 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm Itami

Back to School is our annual spring one-day mini-conference which aims...


10 May 2014 - 9:00am - 11 May 2014 - 4:30pm Miyazaki City

PanSIG2014 will be held at Miyazaki Municipal University (宮崎公立大学)on May...

The 2nd TBL in Asia Conference

17 May 2014 - 9:00am - 18 May 2014 - 4:00pm Osaka

JALT’s Task-Based Learning SIG, in association with the University of...

Strong Communicative Language Teaching: Using English to Learn it

17 May 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Sapporo

The title says it all – the more time learners are engaged in using...

Understanding Our Students' Memories

17 May 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Fukuoka Chapter

Students need to memorize hundreds of vocabulary words, especially in...

How to Build a Mobile-Friendly Interactive Website

17 May 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm Hamamatsu Chapter

The purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate how free online...

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.

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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.