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

Creating a Successful Extensive Reading Library

15 Jul 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm Gifu Chapter

Creating a successful extensive reading (ER) library involves much more than just putting books...

Low-cost Smartphone Virtual Reality Headsets for English Language Learners - An exploratory and practical workshop

16 Jul 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm Toyohashi Chapter

Virtual Reality has been used as a training tool for several decades in various domains,...

Getting into the Zone (of Proximal Literacy Development)

16 Jul 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm Gunma Chapter

Children learn to read fluently and enjoyably after many years of listening to stories read...

#1 “Learning Strategies for More Effective Learning”; #2 “Digital Tools for Improving Classrooms”

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

Workshop #1
The knowledge of learning strategies is necessary for language students. This...

Get Going with Google: An introduction to Digital Pedagogy with G Suite for Education!

22 Jul 2017 - 5:00pm - 8:45pm Kyoto Chapter

This session will cover digital pedagogy with practical examples drawn from the Just in Time...

“Grounded Theory in Applied Linguistics Research: Attractive Nuisance or Helpful Guide?”

23 Jul 2017 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm Fukui Chapter

Although widely-used throughout the social sciences today, the Grounded Theory methodology (GTM...

Toward Focus-on-form Approach to EFL Teaching in Japan

23 Jul 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm Nagoya Chapter

In this task-based interactive presentation, I wish to highlight some problems in grammar-based...

Developing “global citizens”: Considering the role of language educators in developing 21st century skills

23 Jul 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Sendai Chapter

As we move through the 21st century, developing “global citizens” is increasingly becoming a...

Tasks in Practice

29 Jul 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm Task Based Learning SIG

A mini-conference presented by the TBL SIG, featuring a poster session of practical TBLT lesson...

English Use Outside of the Classroom: Second-Language Learners or Lingua Franca English Users?

30 Jul 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Hiroshima Chapter

ELF in intercultural communication is diverse, and the dichotomy between natives vs. nonnatives...