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:

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 »

Support our Associate Members

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

Upcoming Events

Here are the latest upcoming nationwide events hosted by our chapters and SIGs. Click on an event title to see full details. More event listings can be found on our event calendar.

Reports of previous events are available on the Event Reports page.

Teaching English in Japanese High Schools

14 Feb 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Sapporo

Sunday, February 14, 2016
Theme: Teaching English in Japanese High Schools
Time: 2pm...

Structured Speaking Activities for the Language Classroom

14 Feb 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Shizuoka Chapter

This workshop will focus on oral communication classroom activities for language learners who...

2nd Joint International Methodology Research Colloquium

16 Feb 2016 - 10:00am - 17 Feb 2016 - 3:00pm Naha

OkiJALT is proud to co-sponsor the 2nd Joint International Methodology Research Colloquium on...

Engaging with challenging texts and content

20 Feb 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm Gifu Chapter

Against a backdrop of extensive listening, reading, and fluency-building communication...

Challenges and Strategies for Language Learning and Teaching from Diverse Cultures

21 Feb 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm Toyohashi Chapter

Discussions about language education in Japan can be very inward looking, through focusing on...

(2 presentations)

21 Feb 2016 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm Matsuyama Chapter

TBA: We do not have details yet. We will post details as soon as we have the information....

Developing Critical Thinking and Life Skills Through English in Young Learners

21 Feb 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Hiroshima Chapter

This presentation covers some of the essential aspects required in order to facilitate students...

Teaching Young Learners Plus a night at Akiu Onsen

27 Feb 2016 - 9:00am - 28 Feb 2016 - 5:00pm Sendai City

We are still putting this event together, but it will include 2 days of workshops with two...

Emotions in language learning: What teachers should know

27 Feb 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Fukuoka City

The presenter first discusses the importance of studying emotion in second language learning. He...

Double Presentation: Discourse Marking: Function not Filler; Discourse marking in the L2 classroom

28 Feb 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm Morioka City

Talk-in-interaction is more than just the exchange of propositional statements by participants....