About Us

The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the improvement of language teaching and learning. JALT promotes excellence in language learning, teaching, and research by providing opportunities for those involved in language education to meet, share, and collaborate. We have nearly 3,000 members in chapters and affiliates across Japan, as well as members abroad. Our chapters encompass:

Over 1200 JALT members belong to one or more of the following Special Interest Groups (SIGs):


JALT is affiliated with the following organizations (note—links open in a new browser window):