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

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...

Pragmatics Activities for the Classroom: From spark to publication

23 Apr 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Hiroshima Chapter

The field of pragmatics has become very exciting recently because of a lot of discoveries which...

Learning Outside Schools

13 May 2017 - 1:00pm - 14 May 2017 - 5:00pm Yokohama Chapter

Learning Outside Schools

Date: Ideally Saturday May 13 (if no venue available, will move...

Helpful Hints on How to Get Published in the EFL Market in Japan

13 May 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm Kitakyushu Chapter

This presentation will outline the current publishing market in Japan for EFL/ESL textbooks by...

Who Owns English? Exploring Linguistic Ideologies in High School Textbooks

21 May 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Hiroshima Chapter

While sentence-level ideologies may be readily engaged in the classroom, those manifesting...

Dr. Charles Browne: High Frequency Vocabulary Lists & the Free Online Tools to Exploit Them

26 May 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm Tokyo Chapter

Tokyo JALT & the Vocabulary SIG Present: Dr. Charles Browne
Join us for an event that...

26 May 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm Vocabulary SIG

Tokyo JALT & the Vocabulary SIG Present: Dr. Charles Browne
Join us for an event that...

Back to School 2017, Osaka JALT's 7th annual spring mini-conference

27 May 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm Osaka Chapter

Back to School 2017 is Osaka JALT's 7th annual spring mini-conference which aims to share ideas...


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