About Tokyo JALT

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 monthly 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 Ken Ohashi, Membership Chair at membership@tokyojalt.org

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.

**NEW** Content Editor
Marketing Specialist
Graphic Design Specialist
Communications Committee Members
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.

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.

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: editor@tokyojalt.org

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.


Learn more about the national organization at JALT.org.


Kaori Hakone (Shinjuku GEG) & Dave Towse (West Tokyo GEG)
Google Educator Group Workshop: New Google Sites
Date: January 19th, 2018
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Toyo University (Hakusan Campus) Room TBC
This workshop on the New Google Sites will be given in English (by Dave Towse) and Japanese (by Kaori Hakone). It will cover how to make, design and use Google Sites for teaching purposes and beyond.

Dr. Gary Barkhuizen
Language teacher identity: What is it and why should we know, or care?
Date: February 16th, 2018
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: New York University, School of Professional Studies, American Language Institute at Shinagawa Intercity Tower A 22F, 2-15-1 Konan, Minato-ku

Tokyo JALT and Yokohama JALT (with the support of Temple University) are pleased to host Gary Barkhuizen.

For more detail, including presenter abstracts and bios, please click on the event tab and select 2018. 

JALT International Conference 

JALT2017: Language Teaching in a Global Age: Shaping the Classroom, Shaping the World


43rd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition
Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal Tsukuba), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Friday, November 17, to Monday, November, 20, 2017

Conference registration
Registration will be available onsite between November 17-20. Details of the conference fees can be found here.

Tokyo JALT is pleased to co-sponsor (with the College & University Educators SIG) Dr. Christine Casanave as a 2017 Featured Speaker at the JALT International Conference in Tsukuba, November 17-20th. Her presentation, Writing for Publication: Challenges and Strategies, will be on Saturday 11/18 from 10:55-11:55 in room 102.

Tokyo JALT Webmaster and Co-Social Media Chair, Rab Paterson, will also be presenting as a 2017 Featured Speaker. His presentation, Research around the World: Shaping the Classroom, will be on Sunday 11/19 from 17:40-18:40 in room 101.

Tokyo JALT Research Officer, Natasha Hashimoto, will be explaining how to apply for grants. Her presentation, Getting Your Research Funded Through JALT, will be on Sunday 11/19 from 17:05-18:05 in room 401.