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Welcome to the Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching

PragSIG Tokyo Chapter Workshop Sept 2014

The Tokyo Chapter of JALT serves central Tokyo and Chiba. We are an active group with over 650 members consisting of language teachers at all levels of education as well as translators, publishers, and other language teaching professionals. We host regular events with local and international speakers on aspects related to language teaching in Japan.

Meetings are held at Sophia University, Yotsuya campus (http://sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya), and the NYU School of Professional Studies American Language Institute Tokyo Center (http://www.sps.nyu.alitokyo.jp/en/access/). Please watch for announcements sent via email. To join our mailing list, please send an email to Dan Ferreira, Membership Chair at membership@tokyojalt.org

JALT Tokyo Events

The Tokyo chapter of JALT hosts all events in central Tokyo. If you have ideas or requests for speakers or events, please use the form on the Contact Us page.

English Rakugo presentation 2011

Announcements from JALT 

JALT2016: Transformation in Language Education 42nd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition Friday 25th to Monday 28th November, 2016

(Deadline for proposal submissions: Monday, February 15, 2016)

JALT 2014 HIGHLIGHTS - Find out what the JALT International Conference is all about:

YouTube Video

Got an announcement you'd like us to make?

Please go to Contact Us to download the appropriate template and email the completed document to our Publicity Chair. Once approved, your announcement will be sent out in a newsletter via email to our members.

All announcements MUST be submitted by the 25th to be included in the monthly newsletter that will go out on or shortly after the 1st of each month.
The following video is of Yumiko Nakajima's talk "Japan's Revised Labor Contract Law" (held July 3, 2013). Click here for the handout from the event.

YouTube Video

Slideshow maker (using Google Slides)

Attend an event, send an RSVP to Matt Kocourek, program officer:

Tokyo Chapter is pleased to announce the success of this exciting series of seminar/workshops for anyone interested in becoming a certified Google Educator.  Get introduced to the various basic and advanced online tools made available by Google that can be used in the classroom. Enhance your tech fluency by learning how to utilize each tool. Join this course for free as a JALT member. The Google Educator Tech Series will cover all applications needed to pass the Google Certified Educator Exam.

@NYU School of Professional Studies American Language Institute Tokyo Center 


Google Educator Series Session 9: YouTube For Teaching and Learning

Nate Gildart, Seisen International School
March 11th (Friday)
Time/Location: 6:00 - 7:30pm
NYU School of Professional Studies American Language Institute Tokyo Center

Videos of past events

"Expatriate ELT Faculty Members’ Experiences with Entrance Examination Construction: Beliefs, Assumptions, and Recommendations for Change", Dr. Melodie Cook (June 4, 2014)


"Reconsidering Japan’s English Education Based on the Principles of Plurilingualism", Kensaku Yoshida (November 14, 2013)