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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

Tsugaru Ideas in Language Education Symposium: TILES 2017

Chapter or SIG: Iwate
Sun, 09/03/2017 - 1:00pm

TILES2017: Tsugaru Ideas in Language Education-Sponsored by Iwate JALT. An open forum to exchange ideas with other teachers. Teachers helping teachers!

The 21st Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference

Chapter or SIG: Testing and Evaluation
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 2:30pm

JALT's TEVAL (Testing and Evaluation) SIG is a cosponsor of the 21st Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference. The call for papers deadline is June 11, 2017.

Conference dates:

Money 101: Personal Finance, Investing, and Retirement for Residents of Japan

Chapter or SIG: Kitakyushu
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 6:30pm

Many teachers in Japan would like to get their finances in order, but aren’t quite sure where to start. This exposes them to three big potential dangers: not doing anything, doing the wrong thing, and being taken advantage of by ‘advisors’ or financial institutions.

Conference on Developing Bilingual Minds

Chapter or SIG: Okinawa
Sun, 09/10/2017 - 9:00am

Okinawa AMICUS International will host an all-day event organized with OkiJALT, the Okinawan JALT chapter. We want to gather participants who usually don’t meet!

The 6th Annual OLE SIG Conference

Chapter or SIG: Other Language Educators
Fri, 09/15/2017 - 9:00am

The Past, Present and Future of Second Foreign Languages in Japan
September 15-16, 2017
Hiroshima International University, Hiroshima Campus
Organizers: JALT OLE SIG, JALT Hiroshima Chapter
Co-sponsor: Hiroshima International University
Call for papers

Study Abroad Conference: Preparation

Chapter or SIG: Study Abroad
Sat, 09/16/2017 - 12:00am

The members of the Study Abroad SIG would like to invite you to come and share your knowledge related to the study abroad experience. This year's focus is on preparing students to participate in events abroad. We's also like to announce that there will be a student poster session as well so encourage your students to come and share their experience.

CUE ESP Symposium 2017

Chapter or SIG: Business Communication
Sat, 09/16/2017 - 10:00am

This is the fourth ESP Symposium offered by the JALT CUE SIG, this year in collaboration with the JALT BizCom SIG. The ESP Symposium features three plenary speakers, two from overseas, and one from within Japan, with a broad range of expertise in the field of teaching and researching English for Specific Purposes (ESP).

Listening Skills: Critical in Asian Contexts

Chapter or SIG: Fukuoka
Sat, 09/23/2017 - 6:00pm

Learners need huge amounts of comprehensible input to learn a foreign language. And listening is an easy way to get this. It is commonly observed that students who spend time listening to English outside of class (for example, movies, YouTube, music and so on) do better than those that don't.

"Constructive Communication Across Gender and Cultures" Mini-Conference 「ジェンダーとカルチャーを超えた創造的コミュニケーション」

Chapter or SIG: Shizuoka
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 6:00pm

“Constructive Communication Across Gender and Cultures”  「ジェンダーとカルチャーを超えた創造的コミュニケーション」(2017) Two-day conference

JALT Hokkaido Annual Conference - Words for Learning

Chapter or SIG: Hokkaido
Sun, 10/01/2017 - 10:00am

Call for papers

Teachers are always looking for better ways to teach the most useful words to their students. If you are a teacher and would like to share a class-room activity that you have found to be successful, please submit a proposal. If you are a researcher, who would like to share your research about word learning or language learning, please submit a proposal.