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

"Sometimes, I think they are a kind of God." Metaphors for teachers, learners and language learning

16 Apr 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm Nagoya Chapter

"In order to make sense of abstract thought, humans have developed a rich facility for metaphor...

L2 motivation and Japanese university students: Their interests, future careers, and perceived relevance of English

16 Apr 2017 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm Matsuyama Chapter

“In this presentation I will first briefly review past research on second language (L2)...

Paradigm Shifting in Asian Englishes: Promoting an ELF Mindset in Japan

22 Apr 2017 - 10:00am - 4:30pm Toyohashi Chapter

This is a mini-conference jointly sponsored by Aichi University and Toyohashi chapter. All...

Introduction to Language Assessments

22 Apr 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm Kyoto Chapter

This event will be a series of presentations/workshops that will serve as an introductory...

Adapting Drama to the Language Classroom

22 Apr 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:40pm West Tokyo Chapter

JALT's West Tokyo Chapter and the Speech, Drama, & Debate SIG are pleased to host...

Young Voices from Iran -- panel discussion

22 Apr 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Osaka Chapter

We have invited three young Iranian professionals who live and work in Kansai to share their...

Easing the Burden of Recordkeeping

22 Apr 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Fukuoka Chapter

New location
Please note that Fukuoka JALT is trying a completely new location this...

Insights from NeuroELT for you and your Classroom

23 Apr 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm Gunma Chapter

Many teaching certifications typically include various instructional approaches and methods but...

Expanding Academic Vocabulary Using Word Walls

23 Apr 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Nankyu Chapter

Research has shown visualization can help language learners connect conceptual academic language...

Mini Speeches ミニスピーチを使った教授法

23 Apr 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Tottori Chapter

Presentation Abstract: “Mini Speeches”
An activity that can be used across all levels and...


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