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

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...

Tokyo JALT and Teaching Younger Learners Present!

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

Tokyo JALT and the Teaching Younger Learners Present:

A K-12 workshop featuring...

2 Jul 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Teaching Younger Learners SIG

Tokyo JALT and the Teaching Younger Learners Present:

A K-12 workshop featuring...

Tokyo JALT 2017 State of the Chapter

7 Jul 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm Tokyo Chapter

Tokyo JALT warmly invites you to our 2017 State of the Chapter. This year has been full of great...

Kip Cates (Okayama University Center for Liberal Arts and Language Education and Okayama JALT co-sponsored presentation)

8 Jul 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Okayama Chapter

Teaching for Global Citizenship in the Language Classroom

The English classroom can be...

Using Facebook to enhance motivation

9 Jul 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Niigata Chapter

Workshop 1 - Using Facebook to enhance motivation
Chris will show the ongoing results of...

Beer Garden Social Event

14 Jul 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm Kobe Chapter

Kobe JALT Beer Garden Social Event! All you can eat and drink.

Seats are limited to 20....

Fukuoka JALT Summer 2017 Beer Garden Party

15 Jul 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Fukuoka Chapter

Our annual beer garden social event! If it's a rainy day, the event will be cancelled. We will...

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...