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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

"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」

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

Kobe JALT Tech Day 2017

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

This is a day of workshops for teachers by teachers. The workshops include activities to use with your students as well as tools to help you automate repetitive tasks so you can focus on your students and not paperwork.

This event is based on a 1 room schoolhouse. So everyone gets to experience everything.

JALT Hokkaido Annual Conference - Words for Learning

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 10:00am

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 learn about classroom activities that other teachers have found to be successful, or you are a researcher who is interested in word learning and language learning, this is the conference for you!

The call for papers has now finished.

English Language Teaching through Japanese Eyes

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 1:00pm

This Nara JALT features Japanese speakers specializing in English language teaching. Three Japanese presenters in various teaching contexts with different career backgrounds will share their practical teaching activities and ideas, and their current teaching projects.

ALTs - Integrated Language Professionals or Frustrated Outsiders?

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 1:30pm

The panel will include current ALTs at schools in the Toyohashi/Hamamatsu area as well as former ALTs with experience in a variety of teaching situations.

Encouraging Active Reading in Class 「アクティブ・リーディングの勧め」

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 2:00pm

Hello from Tottori JALT.

JALT Oita Language Teaching Symposium

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 12:00pm

Resistance on the Brain—Why Student Demotivation is Normal (and What to Do About it)

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:30pm

Many teachers complain about demotivated students. We will see, however, that common ideas about motivation are at odds with recent insights in cognitive neuroscience. Negative attitudes are a normal (though not desirable) part of foreign language learning. We will discuss a new approach to student engagement based on the notion of linguaculture learning and emergent motivation.

Yamagata JALT October Meeting

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 1:30pm

Title- Creating Comprehensible Input and Blending with  a Task-based Approach for Japanese Primary School English Classes- Part 2                                 

Presenter- John Wiltshier                    

How to Devise EFL Teaching Methods from L1 Interaction Data: A Cross-genre Analysis of Topic Management through Overlaps

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 2:15pm

This study investigates topic management through overlaps in teacher-student interactions in English and Japanese topic-based dialogues and task-based dialogues. It aims to elucidate how much functional differences in overlaps affect topic management between the two genres in each language.