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.

Reading for Automaticity

26 Jul 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Akita Chapter

Many Japanese students learning English do not develop language skills...

English for Medical Purposes: Developing Materials and Methods for Japanese Undergraduate Programs

26 Jul 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Takamatsu

This presentation explores developing needs-based and effective...

Creating Creative Classes

26 Jul 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm Sapporo

This user-friendly workshop will focus on helping language teachers...

Revisiting Mechanical Speaking Practices

27 Jul 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm Iwate Chapter


In the English as a foreign language (EFL) context,...

Negotiated Syllabuses and Motivation

27 Jul 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm Maebashi City

Negotiated Syllabuses: Do You Want To?
It has been said that...

The 25th Annual JALT-Gunma Summer Workshop at Kusatsu

22 Aug 2014 - 12:40pm - 23 Aug 2014 - 12:30pm Kusatsu-machi Agatsuma-gun

(This workshop requires registration. Please contact gu...

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 - 4:00pm Nagano

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