Teaching Younger Learners SIG

The TYL SIG is for teachers of younger learners. This SIG was formed by the merger of the JALT Teaching Children SIG and the Junior Senior High SIG in February 2015. The goal of the TYL SIG is to support those involved with or simply interested in the teaching of languages to learners aged 0-18. We publish a bilingual newsletter with columns by many of the leading teachers in the field. The group has it's own international 2-day conference (JALT Junior) which is held in conjunction to the JALT International Conference.

We are always looking for new ideas and new people to keep the SIG dynamic. With our bilingual newsletter, the School House, we particularly want to appeal to Japanese teachers and teachers who team teach. Hope you can join us for one of our upcoming events!

In 2014, we have added officers to our Executive committee:
    Coordinator: Mary Virgil-Uchida
    Membership Chair: Buzz Green
    Publicity Chair: Kristin Shitara
    Treasurer: Emi Sugita
    Program Chair: Marybeth Kamibeppu
    Social Media Chair: Kim Horne
    Publications Chair: jake Alrnold
    JALT Junior Site Chair: Mark Kulek


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Title Officer
Coordinator Kenn Gale
Membership Chair
Program Chair Marybeth Kamibeppu
Treasurer Emi Sugita
Publications Chair Paul Nanton