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.

Practical ideas for teaching English at Elementary School

24 Aug 2014 - 10:15am - 4:00pm Nara City

Practical ideas for teaching English to Young Learners
This free...

CLT and Assessment in English Education in Junior and Senior High School

30 Aug 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm Nagano

CLT and Assessment in English Education in Junior and Senior High...

Using technology to enhance learning in required English classes

31 Aug 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Sendai Chapter

Abstract: This presentation shows how technology has been used to...

Using TED Talks to facilitate Large Group Discussions

6 Sep 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm Akita Chapter

Summary: In a classroom TedTalks have the power to educate, influence,...

The Heart of The Matter: Literature in Language Teaching Conference

7 Sep 2014 - 8:30am - 6:00pm Toyohashi

Join us for a one-day conference on the theme of literature in language...

The Heart of the Matter

7 Sep 2014 - 9:30am - 5:30pm Toyohashi

For JALT Toyohashi's September meeting, we will be joining the...

The 3rd Annual JALT CUE-SIG ESP Symposium—Kanto 2014

13 Sep 2014 - 10:00am - 6:00pm Shinjuku-ku

The 3rd annual JALT-CUE ESP Symposium comes to Kanto. The symposium...

Pseudo-science in EFL; Woo, does it hurt?

13 Sep 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm Fukuoka Chapter

This talk will discuss some practices in EFL that, while enjoying some...