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.


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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 »

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.

The JALT Publications site is home to JALT's primary publications; The Language Teacher (TLT) and JALT Journal, as well as the annual JALT Postconference Publication:

JALT Annual Conference


JALT2017: 43rd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition

Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal Tsukuba), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
November 17th - 20th, 2017

JALT Hokkaido in conjunction with three SIGS: GILE, CT & THT: What, Why, and How

18 Jun 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm Hokkaido Chapter

Panel Discussion:
Global Issues in Language Education, Critical Thinking, &...

MEES - Michinoku English Education Summit 2017

18 Jun 2017 - 10:00am - 4:30pm Iwate Chapter

2017 Michinoku English Education Summit
Co-sponsored by the Iwate Chapter of JALT and...

All you ever wanted to know about Extensive Reading

18 Jun 2017 - 10:00am - 4:30pm Nara Chapter

Nara JALT and the JALT ER SIG host this day-long event dedicated to one of the most promising...

Promoting Active Listening in the EFL/ESL Classroom

18 Jun 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm Nagoya Chapter

Despite its obvious importance, listening as a language skill can often lack the focus placed on...

My Share

18 Jun 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm Toyohashi Chapter

Several teachers with different backgrounds have been invited to talk about their approach to...

Motivation and Alienation: Resistance as a Natural Part of Language Learning

18 Jun 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Hiroshima Chapter

Learners who struggle with a foreign language often suffer from feelings of alienation and...

Literature in Language Teaching (LILT) SIG @ YoJALT

24 Jun 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm Yokohama Chapter

Literature in Language Teaching (LILT) SIG @ YoJALT

Presenters: Paul Hullah, Quenby...

Globalization and second language pragmatics research: A perspective from intercultural competence

24 Jun 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Akita Chapter

Abstract: Globalization has brought about a transformation in traditional practices of second...

June Meeting: Focus on Young Learners

26 Jun 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm Sendai Chapter

The June meeting will feature two speakers, co-sponsored by Miyagi University of Education and...


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