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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2018 Call for Nominations

Call For Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the positions on the JALT National Executive Board. The nomination period for the positions will be open from Thursday, March 1st to Wednesday, March 28th. Read on for full details.

JALT Annual Conference


JALT2018: 44th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition

Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center (Granship) Shizuoka, Japan
Friday, November 23, to Monday, November, 26, 2018

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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:

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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 »

Upcoming Events

Akita JALT Chapter Meeting & Presentation

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 2:00pm

My Share - March Monthly Meeting

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 2:00pm

Our March meeting will be a "My Share" event, featuring short presentations from JALT Sendai members. If you have an engaging and successful activity you’d like to share, send an email to our Program Officer Alison Nemoto ( by March 20.

Okinawa Spring Language Teaching Symposium 2018

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 2:00pm

The purpose of this Language teaching symposium is to provide a platform for language teachers to share the unique challenges they have in their contexts with members of the Okinawa chapter of JALT. A second aim is to touch base with local members and inform them of opportunities within the organisation as well as hear their opinions about future chapter events.

Applying Research When Making a University-wide Vocabulary Program: Doing what works, not what is easy

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 3:00pm

The presentation describes the challenges when planning, implementing and developing a university-wide research-based bilingual vocabulary program.The speaker introduces empirical research findings which all too often fail to influence university vocabulary program design.

JALT Speech, Drama and Debate SIG Early Spring Conference and Retreat 2018

Speech, Drama, & Debate
Mon, 03/26/2018 - 2:00pm

The JALT Speech, Drama and Debate SIG will be holding its Early Spring Conference and Retreat on March 26-27 in the famous hot springs town of Gero City in Gifu Prefecture. The theme of the conference is Performance-Assisted Learning: How to Get Your Materials Published. Presentation proposals can be on speech, drama, debate, or other topics related to performance-assisted learning.

Drama-Based Activities in the Mixed-Ability Japanese EFL Classroom

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 2:00pm
In our roles as educators, how can we best engage and motivate our students and support them in their linguistic journeys? This workshop demonstrates how the use of drama-based activities in the mixed-ability Japanese EFL classroom can meet with learner needs.

The Fourth Annual Oita JALT Pechakucha Event

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 3:00pm

It's that time of year again. We will be selecting a group of people to give PowerPoint presentations about language teaching in the unique 20 slides in 20 seconds "Pechakucha" format. We are currently calling for presentation proposals. Let us know if you are interested. This event page will be updated after the participants are selected.

MyShare Round-table Discussion Event

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 10:00am
Spring is a time for fresh ideas and inspiration. Join the Nara JALT team at this year’s Myshare Roundtable Event. This is a chance for you to share your favorite activities, introduce your current/past research project, or walk us through the ups and/or downs of the last academic year. This event will be followed by Picnic in Nara Park. Meet up with old friends and make some new ones (deers!).

The Joy of Stories: Extensive Reading and Story Telling Young Learners Presentations (Ages 5 to 18) and Pizza Party

West Tokyo
Sat, 04/14/2018 - 2:00pm

Chiyuki Yanase will open the workshop by discussing how to facilitate and set up an effective Extensive Reading program for young learners using graded readers as well as picture books within various institutional contexts from small classrooms to large ones.

Turning Speaking Tasks Into Assessment Activities

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 7:00pm

One effective way to assess your students’ speaking skills is to turn regular language practice tasks into tests. To do that, all you really need is some sort of feedback loop that provides insight into performance. With such a loop, common practice activities can be turned into assessment activities (Brown, 2013).