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

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...

Ibaraki Chapter June Meeting

24 Jun 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Ibaraki Chapter

1. Featured Presentation (14:00 - 16:00)
Title: Educate for the future: Fostering 21st...

Building a Healthy and Proactive School Culture

25 Jun 2017 - 10:00am - 11:00am School Owners SIG

It is said that culture trumps strategy. MY English School, based in Yamagata Prefecture, has...

Chubu English Language Education Society Conference: Designing tasks informed by CEFR and CLIL to develop cognitive and intercultural skills

25 Jun 2017 - 10:50am - 12:00pm Shinshu Chapter

Under the current discussion for the direction the MEXT committees are taking for both primary...

Education Challenges Confronting Ethnic Minority Children in Hamamatsu and a Solution

25 Jun 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm Shizuoka Chapter

Professor Kimihiro Tsumura, Hamamatsu Gakuin University

This presentation will address...

2nd IATEFL BESIG Online Symposium

25 Jun 2017 - 4:45pm - 26 Jun 2017 - 2:30am Business Communication SIG

IATEFL BESIG will be hosting its second online symposium on Sunday, 25 June 2017.


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...

Business & Intercultural Negotiation Conference

1 Jul 2017 - 9:00am - 2 Jul 2017 - 4:00pm Business Communication SIG

JALT Business Communication SIG, Kansai University, SIETAR Kansai, and the JALT Osaka, Kyoto...