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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, Japan
Friday, November 23, to Monday, November, 26, 2018

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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.

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Upcoming Events

Strategies and Activities for Success in the New Teaching Year Presentation and Myshare

West Tokyo
土, 03/10/2018 - 2:00午後

Language instructors, particularly at the tertiary level, often teach at a variety of institutions over their careers and must face being “the new teacher” at each one. Each school presents unique challenges in terms of the courses, students, and administrative work, and they offer varying degrees of support to both full-time and part-time instructors.

(1) Finding What It Takes: Eliciting Answers In University English Classes; (2) Creating Individual Feedback Printouts Using Spreadsheet Software

土, 03/10/2018 - 6:00午後

(1) Finding What It Takes: Eliciting Answers In University English Classes

Ways to Ensure Your Students Are Actively Engaged When Reading in Class

土, 03/10/2018 - 7:00午後

Drawing on recent research in neuroscience, the presenter will demonstrate a variety of activities that can encourage even reluctant readers to take an active part in a reading lesson.

JALT Ibaraki Chapter March Meeting

日, 03/11/2018 - 9:30午前


1. Morning 10:00 – 12:00

Title: Teaching Writing: Why and how can we include grammar and culture (context)?

By: Nivedita Kumari,Assistant Professor,  University of Tsukuba (CEGLOC-centre)

"I Am More Than A Stereotype": Stories of Hope and Change (Workshop 1) Bridging the Gap Between Ideal and Reality: Diversity Awareness in Action (Workshop 2)

土, 03/17/2018 - 2:00午後

Hello, Members and Friends of Tottori JALT. We hope that you are having a wonderful winter. Spring is coming though, and we at Tottori JALT are ready to welcome the coming of warm weather and cherry blossoms with yet another interesting event. It will be held at Tottori University on March 17th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Kyoto JALT March Mini Conference

日, 03/18/2018 - 1:00午後

This is an opportunity for local EFL researchers and teachers from all contexts to share their research with like-minded peers. Join us for an afternoon of idea exchange + networking and get a fresh perspective on your teaching just in time for the start of the 2018 academic year!

Yamagata JALT March Meeting

日, 03/18/2018 - 1:30午後

Title- CLIL: Theory, Practice and the Teaching of the 4 Skills

Workshop 1: Promoting effective intercultural communication strategies in university classrooms: “focusing on imbalanced power of language across cultures”; Workshop 2: How do we promote global responsibility in our university classrooms?

日, 03/18/2018 - 2:15午後

Workshop 1

My Share - March Monthly Meeting

日, 03/25/2018 - 2:00午後

Our March meeting will be a "My Share" event, featuring short presentations from JALT Sendai members. If you have an engaging and successful activity you’d like to share, send an email to our Program Officer Alison Nemoto ( by March 20.

Applying Research When Making a University-wide Vocabulary Program: Doing what works, not what is easy

日, 03/25/2018 - 3:00午後

The presentation describes the challenges when planning, implementing and developing a university-wide research-based bilingual vocabulary program.The speaker introduces empirical research findings which all too often fail to influence university vocabulary program design.