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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

"Tasks in Practice" A TBLSIG mini-conference with Lourdes Ortega

Chapter or SIG: Task Based Learning
Sat, 07/29/2017 - 1:30pm

The event features a poster presentation session and an extended workshop by well-known SLA and TBLT theorist and practitioner Lourdes Ortega.



JALT Summer Social

Chapter or SIG: Oita
Sat, 07/29/2017 - 3:00pm

Get Going with Google: An introduction to G Suite for Education and more!

Chapter or SIG: Shinshu
Sun, 07/30/2017 - 10:00am

Session 1: This session will cover digital pedagogy with practical examples drawn from the Just in Time Teaching, Flipped Learning, and Blog Journaling pedagogical approaches.

English Use Outside of the Classroom: Second-Language Learners or Lingua Franca English Users?

Chapter or SIG: Hiroshima
Sun, 07/30/2017 - 3:00pm

ELF in intercultural communication is diverse, and the dichotomy between natives vs. nonnatives does not account for dynamic and hybrid use of English in reality. The notions of Standard English and native varieties of English will be discussed.

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.