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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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

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:

Upcoming Events

Creativity and Playfulness in the Language Classroom 「語学教育における創造性と遊び心」

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 7:00pm

We are very happy to invite you to Tottori JALT’s next presentation:

Developing Oracy Skills in the Classroom

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 1:30pm

The development of oracy skills is generally cited as one of the difficulties that English language teachers experience. In this workshop we will explore various tried and tested techniques that get students talking...and talking...and talking. Come to this workshop and learn a variety of techniques to help boost your learners' oral expression.

Tokyo JALT and TYL: SHARE YOUR BEST IDEAS: Junior High & Senior High level

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 2:00pm

What has worked well in your classroom recently? What new approaches have you explored?

Or, are there any topics you'd like to discuss with other teachers in a relaxed atmosphere.


Techniques for Teaching Debate in University EFL Classes (Workshop)

East Shikoku
Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:30pm

Although many Japanese students can be hesitant to express opinions on societal issues in more open-ended conversational formats, the formalized structure of a debate lends itself well to the Japanese EFL classroom when students are given time to prepare and practice a structured ‘turn taking’ style of English communication. Based on logical expression of ideas and support for argumentation, pr

Adding Value – Lessons on Culture

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 3:00pm

Language teachers must teach more than just language. It is also important to raise student (and teacher) awareness of the culture that is embedded and interwoven in all of our attitudes and communication. Unfortunate consequences can result when we assume that other people share the same concepts and values as we do.

Motivating Learners to Speak; followed by Bonenkai (end-of-year party)

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 5:00pm

In this session we will take some time to discuss the difficulties which learners face when developing their productive skills, and then look at some effective methods to motivate students to speak out. I will illustrate those methods by running through some practical classroom activities using the third edition of Smart Choice.

Hiroshima JALT 2017 Conference and Book Fair

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 9:15am

This special all-day event features over 30 presentations, plus a Symposium of
local experts talking about International Education. The DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS has been extended until OCTOBER 30. For more details on the schedule and registration deadlines see

Smart Teaching / Successful Learning 効率のよい指導・効果的な学習

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 2:00pm

Workshop Title: Smart Teaching / Successful Learning 効率のよい指導・効果的な学習

Presenter: Jason D. Gold of Kwansei Gakuin University ジェイソン  ゴールド(関西学院大学)

Location: Tottori University 鳥取大学(湖山キャンパス)

First CEGLOC Conference, University of Tsukuba

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 9:30am

First CEGLOC (Center for Education of Global Communication) Conference will be held at University of Tsukuba on December 9th, 2017.  JALT Ibaraki Chapter is one of the co-sponsors of this conference.  The details are as follows:

Date: December 9th, 2017 (9:30 - 19:30)

Venue: CEGLOC Center for Education of Global Communicatiion,

YoJALT MyShare

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 1:00pm

Date: December 9
Presenter: You!
Time: 1.15pm-5pm, followed by Bonenkai