JALT News Archive

This is the archive of previous news and information from JALT. You can find more current news and information on the recent news page.

Call for Nominations From the National Elections Committee Chair

The JALT Nominations and Elections Committee (hereafter NEC) would like to announce the special election for two national officer positions, the Auditor and Director of Public Relations, for approximately 1-year terms of office. Any member of JALT in good standing is eligible to be nominated for either position. Additionally, one may self-nominate. Submit nominations via this form: https://goo.gl/forms/FI1j7gVXMXMcoRQw2 or contact the NEC Chair, Christopher P. Madden, directly (email: nec at jalt.org).

Changes in Board of Directors

Joe Tomei, the JALT Auditor, resigned from his position on October 1, 2017. At the request of the Board of Directors, Aleda Krause has agreed to be the Acting Auditor in the interim.

Thomas E. Bieri, Director of Public Relations has also announced his resignation, effective December 1, 2017.

JALT2017 Full Schedule Online

The full schedule for JALT2017 is now available online. You can view scheduled presentations by day or content and context area, or search for specific presentations by name or keyword. Start here: JALT2017 schedule.

JALT PanSIG Conference

PanSIG 2017 will be held May 19-21 at Akita International University (AIU) in Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan.

New journal from the IATEFL MAW SIG "ELT Materials Review"

From the IATEFL MAW SIG site: "MaWSIG is planning to publish an annual peer-reviewed academic journal entitled ELT Materials Review. The journal will seek to publish fair, well-researched, pedagogically informed reviews of English Language Teaching materials and empirical or theoretical articles on the development and implementation of educational materials. We are looking for volunteers to join an Advisory Board of teachers and other ELT professionals who are interested either in reviewing materials for the journal or in peer reviewing others’ reviews."

JALT2016 Schedule Available online

The full, searchable schedule for JALT2016 is now online: http://jalt.org/conference/jalt2016/full-schedule

We hope to see you in Nagoya from November 25 - 28.

August 2016 | JALT2016 Schedule updates, JASAL Conference, and Partner Organizations (including grants!)

Dear JALT Members and Friends of JALT,

We have prepared the third conference preview for inclusion in the
September/October issue of TLT, but if you would like an early look at
the PDF, please visit, - http://bit.ly/JALT2016preview3 - for detailed
Plenary, Featured, and Invited Speaker presentation information
including rooms and schedules; Technology and Teaching Workshops;
Kevin Cleary Invited Speaker; a language puzzle; and more. Please
share the PDF with friends and colleagues.

Earlier Previews

For: Introduction, Plenary Speakers, Location, and More
http://bit.ly/JALT2016preview1

For: Registration, Koen Meigi Endorsements, Hotels, and Featured Speakers
http://bit.ly/JALT2016preview2

Thank you,

From the JALT Board of Directors,
Ted O'Neill
Director of Public Relations

1. Reserve a room for JALT2016
2. JASAL2016 Call for Presentations
3. Partner Organizations: IATEFL, PAC@ETA-ROC, and TESOL

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1. Reserve a room for JALT2016

JALT has arranged blocks of rooms at 15 hotels near WINC Aichi in
Nagoya, site of JALT2016. Rooms are available in a range of prices,
but please book early to make sure you get your first choice.

Accommodation bookings are handled by our official travel agent, JTB
Global Marketing & Travel Inc.

Follow the links below to book accommodation for the conference.

English: https://mice3.jtbgmt.com/jalt2016/?lang=en
Japanese: https://mice3.jtbgmt.com/jalt2016/?lang=ja

Use the "Accommodation" and "Access and Map" buttons at the top of the
JTB page to view your options before logging in.

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2. JASAL2016 Call for Presentations

The Japan Association for Self-Access Learning (JASAL) is very pleased
to invite you to participate in the JASAL 2016 Annual Conference on
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Konan Women’s University in Kobe,
Japan. The aim of the conference is to

Positions Available: Technology Advisory Committee

Positions Available: Technology Advisory Committee

June 2016 | Very brief

This is a web archive of the [JALT-Announcements] mailing list sent to over 4,000 recipients.

June 2016 | Very brief

Dear JALT Members and other subscribers,

We have three very brief announcements for you this month. Thank you for your continued support of our group and its mission.

BOD Elections: Director of Treasury Position

Regarding the upcoming JALT election, about a week has passed since the announcement of the candidates was made (http://jalt.org/general/2016-bod-nominations). It had been hoped that the absence of a nominee for the position of Directory of Treasury would have been noted and that by this time the NEC would have received a nomination for that office.