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


JALT2015: Focus on the Learner
Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center "GRANSHIP"
Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
November 20th - 23rd, 2015
Call for Proposals closes 15 February

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.

JALT West Tokyo Spring BBQ: Learning by doing (and eating!) - Featuring two short ELT presentations

26 Apr 2015 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm Tachikawa City

You and your family are invited to the JALT West Tokyo 2015 Spring BBQ...

Extensive Reading

26 Apr 2015 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm Morioka City

Extensive reading has recently become a well-known technique for...

Materials and Methods for Teaching Spoken Language

26 Apr 2015 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm Nara Chapter

With the cooperation of MW SIG, Nara JALT is proud to present this...

TBA- Check our website for details

26 Apr 2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Sendai Chapter

We are still working out the details of this event. Please check back...

Gunma / Saitama Dual My Share (Pt 2)

26 Apr 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm Gunma Chapter

Five Saitama JALT Chapter members will give 20 minute presentation...

Second Dual Myshare event

26 Apr 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm Maebashi City

Gunma and Saitama Chapters again cohost a myshare event again in April...

May PIGATE meeting (co-sponsored with NanKyu JALT)

9 May 2015 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm Kumamoto

The monthly PIGATE meeting (co-sponsored by NanKyu JALT) is a meeting...

Card games and vocabulary building

9 May 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm Kitakyushu

The aim of this presentation is to introduce a computer program that...