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.

2014 JALT Hokkaido Language Teaching Conference: Elements of good teaching

21 Sep 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm Hokkaido Chapter

We are now accepting submissions for the 2014 JALT Hokkaido Language...

Technology in Language Teaching event + Elections and AGM

21 Sep 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm Yokohama Chapter

Close to 100% of tertiary students in Japan now have a mobile device...

Extensive Reading Opportunities and Struggles

21 Sep 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Saitama Chapter

Adam Dabrowski: Promoting Extensive Reading Accountability; John...

3rd Annual JALT OLE SIG Conference

27 Sep 2014 - 9:00am - 6:55pm Chiba

The 3rd Annual JALT OLE SIG Conference
LanguageS PLUS:

Assistant Language Teacher's Workshop

27 Sep 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Okinawa Chapter

Assistant Language Teacher's Workshop


Expatriate ELT Faculty Members and University Entrance Examinations: Beliefs, Assumptions, and Recommendations for Change

27 Sep 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Okayama City

This presentation focuses on several years’ research on expatriate ELT...

Third Annual Oita Language Teaching Symposium

27 Sep 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm Oita City

Oita Chapter JALT will be holding the 3rd Annual Oita English Teaching...

Mind And Body: Active Learning And Teaching Strategies

27 Sep 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm Gifu City

Research shows the brain is more activated by movement than by sitting...