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Tokyo JALT is the largest chapter of The Japan Association for Language Teaching. We serve central Tokyo and surrounding areas, but welcome members and attendees from anywhere in the world. We reach more than 1000 dedicated professionals each month through our events, journal, newsletter, and networking. 

Our diverse membership consists of educators, language instructors, content specialists, and linguists, as well as translators and interpreters, publishers, and other professionals in related fields. We welcome educators from all levels, pre-school to adult education. We host regular events with local and international speakers on aspects related to education in Japan.

Our regular events are held at Rikkyo University in Ikebukuro (http://english.rikkyo.ac.jp/access/ikebukuro/direction/) 
and the New York University School of Professional Studies in Shinagawa (http://www.sps.nyu.alitokyo.jp/en/access/), among other venues.

The latest Tokyo JALT news can be found in our monthly newsletter or flyer, the JALT National Calendar, and the listings on this site. To get the latest news delivered directly to your inbox every month, please send an email to Nik Maeda, Membership Chair at tokyojaltmembership@gmail.com


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS 

JOIN THE TOKYO JALT TEAM
Newly-established Tokyo JALT positions are available. They will work closely with the Tokyo JALT Executive Board and the Tokyo JALT membership. Candidates do NOT need to be a current member of JALT to apply. Volunteer positions provide excellent opportunities for CV building, networking, and career advancement.

Publications Committee
Communications Committee 
Chapter Coordinators
Event Volunteers
* Current/Former ALTs, JETs, eikaiwa employees, and Japanese-speaking volunteers are especially encouraged to apply. 

Please see bit.ly/TJALTFlyer for position descriptions and more information or contact Tokyo.JALT@gmail.com with a brief 100-word summary of your experience and interest.

TOKYO JALT RESEARCH GRANTS
The Tokyo JALT Chapter would like to announce a new research grant initiative aimed at novice and Tokyo-area researchers.
•    Two grants—one novice research grant of 10,000 yen and one general research grant of 30,000 yen—will be available in 2018 (depending on the number and quality of applications).
•    Grants are available only to Tokyo JALT Chapter members (however, interested applicants are welcome to join the Chapter in order to receive the grant).
The 2017 awardees and 2018 application availability will be announced soon.
The application forms will be available at http://bit.ly/TokyoJALTGrants.
For more information, please contact the Tokyo JALT Grants Officer at Tokyo.JALT.Grants@gmail.com. 

Tokyo JALT: Call for presenters
Proposals for presentations at Tokyo Chapter’s 2018 Member Presentation events are currently being accepted: http://bit.ly/PresentatTokyoJALT

25 minute research or practice-oriented presentations 
Presentations may be individual or co-presented; at least ONE (1) presenter must be a member in good standing of the Tokyo Chapter (Tokyo Chapter membership is ¥3000 yen per year or ¥1500 yen for ALTs/JETs OR is included with JALT membership). 

Presenters are eligible for the Best of JALT award and further presentations around Japan. This is a rare opportunity to present alongside world renowned scholars, so be sure to apply.

TOKYO JALT JOURNAL: CALL FOR PAPERS
Thank you for your submissions to Tokyo JALT Journal (TJJ), a peer-reviewed, ISSN-numbered, open access publication, and congratulations to those who were accepted. 

We will announce when we will begin accepting papers for our next (2018) issue soon.

Please send inquiries to the editor, Darla Cornett: TokyoJALTEditor@gmail.com


The JALT mission: JALT promotes excellence in language learning, teaching, and research by providing opportunities for those involved in language education to meet, share, and collaborate.

使命(ミッション・ステートメント)全国語学教育学会は言語教育関係者が交流・共有・協働する機会を提供し、言語学習、教育、及び調査研究の発展に寄与します。

Learn more about the national organization at JALT.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

JALT Business Communication SIG 3rd Annual Conference. 
Date: September 8-9, 2018  
Location: Toyo University - Hakusan Campus

Tokyo JALT Younger Learners joint event with the YL SIGDate: October 7th 2018, 13:00 - 17:00
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Location: Tokiwamatsu Gakuen, Himonya 5-17- 16
Access: 10 min from Toritsu Daigaku Station, Toyoko Line (http://www.tokiwamatsu.ac.jp/info/access.html)
Fee: Free for members, 1000 yen for nonmembers 

Featured speakers: Mitsue Allen-Tamai (Aoyama University)
Professor Frances Shiobara (Kobe Shoin Women's University)