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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

MOOCs and Professional Development: An afternoon with ALT Training Online founder, Nathaniel Reed.

日, 09/24/2017 - 1:30午後

Our young learners deserve quality teachers. Language education in Japan has been called, amongst other things: rigid, immobilized and outdated. As Courses of Study consistently ramp up goals, there is almost no evidence of them being met. One aspect of language policy that has huge potential for change and meeting MEXT targets that has been unrecognized 3 decades is ALTs.


Adapting Kagan Structures for Japanese Secondary Schools

日, 09/24/2017 - 2:00午後

We are very excited to come off of the summer holidays with a presentation from Kayvon Havaei-Ahary and Lee Thomas of TEFLpies. For those interested in cooperative learning and its application within Japanese education institutions, this will be an event you will not want to miss! Below you will find the full abstract for the day's presentation and workshop. 

Documentary film: Clash of Colors -- LA Riots of 1992, co-sponsored by SIETAR Kansai

日, 09/24/2017 - 3:30午後

On April 29, 1992, the Los Angeles riots started in South Central Los Angeles, caused by the acquittal of four police officers on trial in the beating of Rodney King. The riots claimed 55 deaths, caused more than 4,000 injuries and $1 billion in property damage. LA Koreatown, the biggest Koreatown in the world, was damaged severely in the riots. David D.

"Constructive Communication Across Gender and Cultures" Mini-Conference 「ジェンダーとカルチャーを超えた創造的コミュニケーション」

金, 09/29/2017 - 6:00午後

“Constructive Communication Across Gender and Cultures”  「ジェンダーとカルチャーを超えた創造的コミュニケーション」(2017) Two-day conference

Kobe JALT Tech Day 2017

土, 09/30/2017 - 9:30午前

This is a day of workshops for teachers by teachers. The workshops include activities to use with your students as well as tools to help you automate repetitive tasks so you can focus on your students and not paperwork.

This event is based on a 1 room schoolhouse. So everyone gets to experience everything.

JALT Hokkaido Annual Conference - Words for Learning

日, 10/01/2017 - 10:00午前

Teachers are always looking for better ways to teach the most useful words to their students. If you are a teacher and would like to learn about classroom activities that other teachers have found to be successful, or you are a researcher who is interested in word learning and language learning, this is the conference for you!

The call for papers has now finished.

English Language Teaching through Japanese Eyes

日, 10/01/2017 - 1:00午後

This Nara JALT features Japanese speakers specializing in English language teaching. Three Japanese presenters in various teaching contexts with different career backgrounds will share their practical teaching activities and ideas, and their current teaching projects.

ALTs - Integrated Language Professionals or Frustrated Outsiders?

日, 10/01/2017 - 1:30午後

The panel will include current ALTs at schools in the Toyohashi/Hamamatsu area as well as former ALTs with experience in a variety of teaching situations.

Encouraging Active Reading in Class 「アクティブ・リーディングの勧め」

日, 10/01/2017 - 2:00午後

Hello from Tottori JALT.

JALT Oita Language Teaching Symposium

土, 10/07/2017 - 12:00午後