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

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...

Examining pupils’ images of English, before and after short storytelling sessions, in a Japanese primary school

28 May 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Niigata Chapter

Humans have been motivated and inspired by stories since the beginning of civilization itself...

Online English Learning: Resources, Activities and Evidence

28 May 2017 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm Fukuoka Chapter

As English language teachers, our day-to-day profession consists of three main strands: creating...

9th Annual NEAR Conference - Challenges and Opportunities in Education

10 Jun 2017 - 9:30am - 5:30pm Niigata Chapter

This conference provides an excellent opportunity to share ideas with a diverse group of...

The Brain is Built for Stories: Using them in ELT

10 Jun 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm Kitakyushu Chapter

Stories, the original Wikipedia, are the oldest tool of teaching, and still the most potent....


16 Jun 2017 - 6:00pm - 18 Jun 2017 - 5:00pm Computer Assisted Language Learning SIG

JALTCALL will hold its annual conference at Matsuyama University in Shikoku in 2017. Keep these...

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...

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...

Business & Intercultural Negotiation Conference

1 Jul 2017 - 9:00am - 2 Jul 2017 - 3:00pm Business Communication SIG

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

Tokyo JALT and the Teaching Younger Learners SIG Present a workshop for Pre-K to HS teachers

2 Jul 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Tokyo Chapter

Tokyo JALT and the Teaching Younger Learners Present:

A K-12 workshop featuring...


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