Teaching Younger Learners SIG

Published: Sat, 12/06/2008 - 10:23am

The TYL SIG is for teachers of younger learners. This SIG was formed by the merger of the JALT Teaching Children SIG and the Junior Senior High SIG in February 2015. The goal of the TYL SIG is to support those involved with or simply interested in the teaching of languages to learners aged 0-18. We publish a bilingual newsletter with columns by many of the leading teachers in the field. The group has it's own international 2-day conference (JALT Junior) which is held in conjunction to the JALT International Conference.

We are always looking for new ideas and new people to keep the SIG dynamic. With our bilingual newsletter, the School House, we particularly want to appeal to Japanese teachers and teachers who team teach. Hope you can join us for one of our upcoming events!

In 2014, we have added officers to our Executive committee:
    Coordinator: Mary Virgil-Uchida
    Membership Chair: Buzz Green
    Publicity Chair: Kristin Shitara
    Treasurer: Emi Sugita
    Program Chair: Marybeth Kamibeppu
    Social Media Chair: Kim Horne
    Publications Chair: jake Alrnold
    JALT Junior Site Chair: Mark Kulek

SIG Officers

Kenn Gale
Daniel Stoffers
Marybeth Kamibeppu
Paul Nanton
Emi Sugita

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 »

Upcoming Events

Member Presentations
Sunday, 2 July 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Tokyo JALT and the Teaching Younger Learners Present:

A K-12 workshop featuring presentations by teachers about teaching
Date: July 2nd, 2017 13:00-17:00
Location: Tokiwamatsu Gakuen, Himonya 4-17-16
Access: Toritsudaigaku Stn (Toyoko/Hibiya/Fukutoshin Lines)
Fee: Free for JALT and Tokyo JALT members, 1,000 yen for non-members
RSVP: http://bit.ly/TJALTandYLevent
Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/TYL0702FB

Interested in hearing about other teachers' recent successes? Interested in sharing your own? Just want to have a fun time with other teachers?

TYL SIG and Tokyo JALT believe that we can all learn from each other and have fun doing it. These events are for just that.

If you are interested in presenting: http://bit.ly/TJALTandYLevent.

More information forthcoming, so stay tuned!
For more information, please contact: tokyojaltyl@gmail.com.

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