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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

Call for presentation proposals
Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2018 11:59pm, JST

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

Wrapping up the Year with Tokyo and West Tokyo

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 6:30pm

Wrapping up the Year:  Tokyo Chapter and West Tokyo Chapter would like to
invite you to a casual dinner. Meet members, share a meal, reflect on what
went well and what needs improvement in our classrooms for the coming
academic year.  There will be a  focused discussion about improving our
classroom practices particularly in the area of planning well for 2018.

Osaka JALT Shinnenkai at Krungtep Thai restaurant in Namba

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 6:00pm

It's time to ring in the New Year and celebrate the end of the School Year! Please join us on January 27th for a night of good food and conversation!

We will be eating at Krungtep Restaurant ( in Namba, very near the famous Dotonbori Bridge in Namba. Please join us for some of the best Thai food Osaka has to offer!

Presentations: 1. Increasing diversity from within/ 2. The Purpose and Development of the JALT Code of Conduct

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 7:00pm

(1) The Japan Association for Language Teaching’s (JALT) mission states “JALT promotes excellence in language learning, teaching, and research by providing opportunities for those involved in language education to meet, share, and collaborate.” ( Conferences, chapter meetings and publications are ways that JALT promotes and provi

School Owners SIG Mini-Conference

School Owners
Sun, 01/28/2018 - 9:00am

JALT School Owners SIG Mini-Conference

Double Presentation: Global English Seminar and What can be done with Corpora

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 1:30pm

Presentation #1: (45 minutes)


Title: “Global English Seminar Project: A navigation app for foreign tourists and residents”


Teaching English in English: Strategies for Success 「英語で行う英語教育 ~成功の秘訣とは?~」 (Workshop 1) Using Language Teaching History to Advocate Task-Based Teaching 「タスクに基づく言語指導法の提案 ~言語教育史を利用して~」 (Workshop 2)

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 2:00pm

Greetings, Members and Friends of Tottori JALT, and best wishes for the New Year! We are happy to announce that Tottori JALT's next event will be at Tottori University from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday, January 28. Please forward this information to anyone you think might be interested in attending, and please encourage them to join our e-mailing list too. Thank you very much.

January Meeting - JALT2017 Highlights

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 2:00pm

Local members who attended the JALT International Conference in Tsukuba will offer summaries/reflections on what they learned (or presented) at the conference. This is a great chance to learn about new research, pick up on innovations in ELT and hear about other highlights of this excellent conference. 

SUTLF 2018

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 9:00am

Where do you language? This year we turn our gaze outward, beyond the physical walls of the English classroom and into the world, where one's ability to communicate means much more than a grade.

Making the L2 a Habit in the Classroom

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 4:00pm

This research and practical application based workshop will cover an approach to helping learners use their L2 for most communication in class. In the ongoing debate on the merits of restricting L1 use by students, little research has been done to document how teachers can help learners use their L2 more.

Questioning Questions: Observations on Naturalness in Casual Conversation

East Shikoku
Sun, 02/04/2018 - 2:00pm

Questions are rarely just questions…and responses do more than answer. Both questions and their responses serve as vehicles for social actions and both are finely tuned to manage the exigencies of a particular moment in talk-in-interaction.