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.


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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 »

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

: 42nd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition
Transformation in Language Education
Aichi Industry & Labor Center – WINC Aichi
Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
November 25th - 28th, 2016
Deadline for proposal submissions: February 15, 2016

Exploring Critical Thinking with my Students

26 Jun 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm Gunma Chapter

In this presentation, I would like to engage in discussion with other educators about how we can...


26 Jun 2016 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Sendai Chapter

We are still planning this event. Please check our website...

Teaching Speaking: Classroom exercises

2 Jul 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm Shinshu Chapter

We will examine some speaking exercises with regard to how and why they are used in the language...

Developing Content-Based Learning With Reading Circles

2 Jul 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Hamamatsu Chapter

In content-based instruction materials and activities are selected and adapted to suit student...

CALL SIG joint event: Technology in the Classroom

3 Jul 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm Nara Chapter

Like it or not, technology plays an ever more increasing role in how we communicate in today’s...

Okinawa JALT 2016 Elections

3 Jul 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm Okinawa Chapter


Rakugo: A Discourse Analysis of Japanese Traditional Comic Storytelling

9 Jul 2016 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Osaka Chapter

Rakugo is a Japanese form of minimalistic comedic performance, which has been passed down from...

Language Learning and Listening: Reducing Anxiety, Improving Ability and Assessing Difficulty

9 Jul 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Fukuoka Chapter

Please note the earlier starting time

In the first part, I will talk about the...

JALT Niigata July Event

9 Jul 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Niigata Chapter

This presentation outlines the successful application of using reading material and three...

Classroom Activities for Building Presentation and Speech Skills

9 Jul 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm Hokkaido Chapter

Classroom activities for building presentation and speech skills
Roehl Sybing- Nanzan...


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