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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

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

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

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

Are You Listening? Responding to the Challenges of Diversity

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 1:30pm

This final event in the 2017 Nara JALT Program is dedicated to professional development, and particularly to the issue of diversity in our workplaces and communities. The recent implementation of the JALT Code of Conduct has highlighted the need for JALT to formalize the values that help to make it an inclusive and supportive professional network.

Okayama JALT December Meeting

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 3:00pm

EVENT 1. "Ready for Monday" Activities

Dealing with Difficult Students: the Neuroscience and Psychology of 3Ls

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 3:00pm

College EFL classes, dubbed “the wasteland of motivation,” bring us into contact with students who are bored, indifferent, and even hostile.  Language students, in particular, can be classified as 3Ls: Low Ability, Low Confidence, and thus, Low Motivation.

Annual "My Share"

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 5:30pm

Various chapter members and local non-members sharing activities, thoughts, methods, etc. followed by a social event at "Mucho Amigo".

Annual Nara JALT End-of-Year Dinner Party

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:00pm

Following the Are You Listening? Responding to the Challenges of Diversity event, Nara JALT members, friends and family are invited to the End-of-Year Dinner Party held at the Toyojitalino Italian Restaurant. The restaurant is a 3–5 min walk from both the Ikoma Station and the Takemaru Hall. Seats are limited to 22 people and assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.

Okayama JALT Bonenkai

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:00pm
  • What is it? A nomihodai affair: 3500 yen (2000/food + 1500/drinks of all kinds); food is a course menu

JALT Sendai Bonenkai

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:30pm

Please join us for this social highlight of the year. Spouses, friends, and colleagues are all welcome to come and enjoy an evening filled with fun, fellowship and great food. Space is limited, and the reservation deadline is Monday, December 11. Sign up here:

Kagawa MyShare

East Shikoku
Sun, 12/17/2017 - 2:00pm

This is a regular MyShare event for langauge teachers based in Kagawa Prefecture, though everyone is welcome

Publishing a Student Newspaper: Supporting L2 Writing through F2F Conferencing

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 2:15pm

Writing for a student newspaper is a chance for English students to publish for a real audience. Publishing student work lends authenticity to student voices, increases their awareness of audience, and empowers them with the sense that their writing has meaning. However, student writers need support to make their work suitable for formal presentation in public space.

Year-end party

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 6:00pm

Following the December meeting, Matsuyama JALT will have a year-end party. Please RSVP by Dec. 14