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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 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


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS 
Call for Chapter Officer Nominees (May 21st - June 21st)

The terms for all positions are up and there are many opportunities for new people to get involved. Nominations are now being accepted until Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 23:59 (JST). Please take a look at the descriptions for each position: http://bit.ly/TokyoJALT-OfficerPositions

Form in English: http://bit.ly/2018TokyoJALT-OfficerNominationsForm-EN
Form in Japanese: http://bit.ly/2018TokyoJALT-OfficerNominationsForm-JP

If not already a member, nominees should become a member of the Tokyo JALT Chapter upon acceptance of their position. This includes local membership (3000 yen per year / 1500 yen for JET/ALT/eikaiwa/student/senior members). Statements of qualification will be reviewed by the current board, which will then make their recommendations for the final ballot.

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.

**NEW** Content Editor
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 
Tokyo JALT Younger Learners joint event with the YL SIG

Date: 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 Queries: tokyojaltyl@gmail.com

RSVP: http://bit.ly/TJALTandYLevent

We have a great line up this time, starting with a presentation by Professor Mitsue Allen-Tamai of Aoyama University who will talk about her unique storytelling project. A discussion on assessment and testing at the elementary level will follow. Finally, Professor Frances Shiobara of Kobe Shoin Women's University will share her research on team teaching, a topic relevant for Younger Learner teachers at all levels. Please bookmark the date and share the information with colleagues and friends. More details will be posted later. Large numbers are expected so please be sure to RSVP to book your place!
Location: 
Tokiwamatsu Gakuen View Map
Venue Address: 
Tokiwamatsu Gakuen, Himonya 5-17-16
Meguro, Tokyo
152-0003 Japan

1) 2018 Tokyo JALT State of the Chapter featuring Paul Nation

Date: June 29th, 2018  
Location: NYU SPS Tokyo
Access: TBA
RSVP: http://bit.ly/TokyoJALTSOTCRSVP
Fee: Free for members, 1000 yen for nonmembers

Tokyo JALT warmly invites you to our 2018 State of the Chapter. This year has been full of great successes and we are looking forward to an even bigger 2019. At our State of the Chapter events we hold elections for officer positions, discuss the past year's achievements, and set the coming year's goals. We will make some big announcements. 

This State of the Chapter will feature a presentation by the esteemed Paul Nation! Refreshments will be served. RSVP at http://bit.ly/TokyoJALTSOTCRSVP 

Abstract and Bio forthcoming

2) JALT Business Communication SIG 3rd Annual Conference. 
Date: September 8-9, 2018  
Location: Toyo University - Hakusan Campus
Access: https://www.toyo.ac.jp/site/english-maps/hakusan.html
RSVP: http://bit.ly/BizComSIG2018Conference
Fees
Weekend Rate (non JALT / non Toyo / non students) - ¥ 6,000
Early Bird Rate - ¥ 5,000
One Day Rate for Attendees (non JALT / non Toyo / non students) - ¥ 4,000
Early Bird Rate - ¥ 3,000

Weekend Rate (JALT Members) - ¥ 5,000
Early Bird Pre-registration (JALT Members) - ¥ 4,000
One Day Rate for Attendees (JALT Members) - ¥ 3,000
Early Bird Pre-registration one day (JALT Members) - ¥ 2,000

Weekend Rate (JALT BizCom SIG Members) - ¥ 3,000
Early Bird Pre-registration (JALT BizCom SIG Members) - ¥ 2,000
One Day Rate (JALT BizCom SIG Members) - ¥ 2,000
Early Bird Pre-registration one day (JALT BizCom SIG Members) - ¥ 1,000

Weekend Rate for Student Attendees (non Toyo students) - ¥ 2,000
One Day Rate for Student Attendees (non Toyo students) - ¥ 1,000

Toyo University Staff and students - Free

Details are below: 

The conference will take place in collaboration with Toyo University and the IATEFL BESIG (Business English Special Interest Group) at Toyo University's Hakusan campus on Saturday September the 8th to Sunday September the 9th. We are expecting about 200 people at this event.

The theme of the conference is "The Spark: Igniting Innovations in Communications for Global Businesses". We will be accepting proposals primarily (but not exclusively) on research and pedagogical approaches towards professional communication, business knowledge, and innovative technologies. Proposals which more closely match the topic of the conference theme will be given priority during the selection process.

There will be a number of different session formats: presentations (25 mins); long workshop (50 mins); short workshop (25 mins); commercial presentation (25 mins); poster presentation. Please select your preferred type of presentation when you submit your proposal using the Google form link shown below.

Attendees will not be added to the event programme until they register and pay the conference fee. The deadline for this is August 1st, 2018 for presenters and August 15th, 2018 for attendees (because we would like to make an online programme to advertise the event.)

Please submit your presentation proposals using the following format: http://bit.ly/BizComSIG2018Conference