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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.
使命(ミッション・ステートメント)全国語学教育学会は言語教育関係者が交流・共有・協働する機会を提供し、言語学習、教育、及び調査研究の発展に寄与します。
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JALT Annual Conference

JALT2018

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

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

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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: http://jalt-publications.org

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Joining or Renewing Membership

You can easily join JALT or renew your JALT membership online.

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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 »

Upcoming Events

Akita JALT Chapter Meeting and Presentation: The Seven Principles of Liberally Educated People

Akita
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 2:00pm
Presentation Title: The Seven Principles of Liberally Educated People Presenter: Miguel Sosa – Akita International University, English for Academic Purposes Program Abstract:

Understanding and Applying Case Study Research

Gifu
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:00pm
Understanding and Applying Case Study Research ケーススタディーの見解と応用

Contrast Culture Method 2018 Training Workshop/Retreat

Business Communication
Thu, 05/03/2018 - 12:30pm

The Contrast Culture Method (CCM) is an intercultural training
approach which can be effectively used in many different contexts

Taking the leap from language learning to language using

East Shikoku
Tue, 05/08/2018 - 6:30pm
Naomi’s presentation will include a discussion of the issue of moving from language learning to language using. She will share two aspects of her research that contribute to supporting learners’ second language output; 1. The role of Intentional Teaching Gestures (ITG) as a tool to provide scaffolded support to learners whilst speaking and increase their oral language output and 2.

Osaka JALT - Back to School 2018

Osaka
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 9:00am

Back to School 2018 is Osaka JALT’s 8th annual spring mini-conference which aims to share ideas on a wide range of topics to help everyone in the new school year. With long and short presentations, poster sessions, and plenty of time to socialize (including a dinner party afterwards at a nearby restaurant), there is sure to be something for everyone.

The Benefits, Challenges, and Results of a Research-based Vocabulary Program

Fukuoka
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 3:00pm

This presentation first describes the beneficial features of a hypothetical program of vocabulary study. These features include spaced rehearsal, adaptive learning, increasing retrieval difficulty, the use of an appropriate word counting unit, the presentation of both audio and orthographic forms, the use of context, and the use of the learners' L1.

Kitakyushu
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:00pm

This presentation first describes the beneficial features of a hypothetical program of vocabulary study. These features include spaced rehearsal, adaptive learning, increasing retrieval difficulty, the use of an appropriate word counting unit, the presentation of both audio and orthographic forms, the use of context, and the use of the learners’ L1.

An Analysis of the Teaching and Learning of Academic Literacies in Online Book Clubs

Niigata
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:00pm
In modern university contexts students are increasingly expected to participate in online discussions as part of their course work, and North American faculty are increasingly using social media to host and facilitate these discussions (Seaman & Tinti-Kane, 2013).

Pedagogical Grammar: How should it be designed?

Hiroshima
Sun, 05/13/2018 - 3:00pm
This presentation explores how teachers should design pedagogical grammar (PG) to help second language learners communicate in the target language. As an example of PG as such, Prof. Yanase presents a Meaning-order Approach to Pedagogical grammar (MAP Grammar) developed by Prof. Tajino at Kyoto University.

The Reintegration of Kikokushijo: Reflections on Culture and Identity

Matsuyama
Sun, 05/20/2018 - 2:15pm

“Kikokushijo” (returnees) are children of Japanese nationals who have spent a period of at least a year abroad. They are known as “kaigai-shijo” while they reside abroad due to their parents’ work and as “kikoku-shijo” upon their return to Japan. They are referred to as “returnees” or sojourning children.

HOLT - Hands On Language Teaching Workshop

Okinawa
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 1:30pm
The purpose of this Language Teaching workshop is to provide the occasion for members or friends of the Okinawa chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) to: Present research or best practices (mini-lecture for whole audience); Share effective teaching activities in a practical way (round-tables with participants playing the students).

Ancestor Lessons - Sharing Personal Histories In The Classroom

Gifu
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 7:00pm
Ancestor Lessons - Sharing Personal Histories In The Classroom 祖先を扱った授業―教室で個人の歴史を共有する試み

Grounded Theory in Applied Linguistics Research: A Method for Good Research Practice

Sendai
Sun, 05/27/2018 - 2:00pm
Although widely-used throughout the social sciences today, the Grounded Theory methodology (GTM) has been frequently misused by graduate students in Applied Linguistics and related fields, leading some scholars and thesis supervisors to question its suitability.

Presentations 2.0: Modern Presentation Skills for the Digital Age

Gunma
Sun, 05/27/2018 - 2:00pm
No matter where people work, in academia, business, or the media, there is a good chance they will be asked to give a presentation of some kind at some point in their career. For academics and teachers, the number of presentations they give goes up dramatically as in their work they are expected to present their research at conferences.

JALT Junior in Tottori

Tottori
Sun, 05/27/2018 - 2:00pm

Next Tottori JALT Event:

Event Title: JALT Junior in Tottori

Date: May 27th (Sunday) 5月27日(日)

Time: 2:00pm ~ 5:00pm 14時~17時

Location: Tottori University (Kōhō Center, 2F)

場所:鳥取大学(広報センター、2階)

 

Presenters: 8 speakers from around Japan

Topics include:

◆ Cambridge Test

◆ Songs

◆ The 4Cs