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Updated: 9/2/2019

Getting Published in JALT

Tokyo, West Tokyo, and the Publications BoardDate: Saturday, September 21stTime: 17:00 to 19:00 Location: Kyorin University Inokashira Campus, Bldg E, Room E105, 三鷹市下連雀5丁目4-1 〒181-0013Access: http://www.kyorin-u.ac.jp/English/location.htmlFee: Free for members, 1000 yen for non-members FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/442775419821169/RSVP: http://bit.ly/TJALTrsvpSee more information

Teacher Efficacy, Learner Agency

45th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition

WINC AICHI, Nagoya City, Aichi, Japan

Friday, November 1, to Monday, November 4, 2019

Call for presentation proposals

Deadline: Sunday, February 3, 2019 11:59 pm, JST

Other events

10th International Conference on TESOL: Diversification and Engagement in English Language Teaching

The Annual International Conference on TESOL provides an excellent venue for academics, researchers, students and professionals in the field of English language education to share and discuss research findings, experiences, and practical and theoretical issues related to the teaching of English to learners of different backgrounds, levels, interests and motives.
Theme: Diversification and Engagement in English Language TeachingDate: 15-16 August 2019Venue: 35 Le Thanh Ton Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

For more information, visit their website.



We are happy to announce the opening of the nominations period for our annual elections. Each election provides opportunities to help shape the future of Tokyo JALT. We cordially invite you to volunteer your talents and join our team.

Our team members devote their energy and time, helping plan events, organize socials, publish our journal, and more. Candidates do NOT need to be a current member of JALT to apply. All positions provide excellent opportunities for CV building, networking, and career advancement. If you are interested in being on our team, please apply today. You can nominate yourself and/or others, so do so today!

The nomination period is from April 1 to May 15. Visit a page here to nominate yourself or a colleague.

  • 日本語のnominations page:


If you have questions, please email Matthew at tokyojaltpresident@gmail.com.


Tokyo Showcase - December 2019

Tokyo Chapter would like to announce that proposals for presentations at the annual Tokyo Showcase are currently being accepted. We are seeking: research or practice-oriented presentations for 25-minute presentations. Presentations may be individual or co-presented. However, for submissions with multiple presenters, at least ONE (1) presenter must be a member in good standing of the Tokyo Chapter.

Whether you are interested in gaining valuable presentation experience, getting feedback on your research, adding to your professional CV, or contributing to the Tokyo JALT community, please consider submitting a proposal to present to the nearly 1000-member-strong Tokyo Chapter. Your proposal will be vetted by the Programs Committee and if your presentation is accepted, you will be notified. Please submit your presentation proposal at: http://bit.ly/PresentatTokyoJALT

This event is currently in planning, but the tentative event details are as follows. We appreciate your understanding should final event details differ.

Date: December 13th, 2019

Time: 18:00 to 21:00

Location: Rikkyo University Ikebukuro Campus Building and Room TBA, 3-34-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Japan 171-8501

Access: http://english.rikkyo.ac.jp/map/index.html

Fee: Free for members, 1000 yen for non-members

RSVP: http://bit.ly/TokyoJALTPresentations

For more information and to see the guidelines for proposals, visit: http://bit.ly/presentationguidelines.

For any questions or comments, please contact tokyojaltprograms@gmail.com.


The Tokyo JALT Research Grant application has closed but keep this opportunity in mind for the following year. Also, view the details on our workshop described here.

Two grants—one novice research grant of up to 30,000 yen and one general research grant of up to 50,000 yen—will be available (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 as a local or national member in order to apply. For more information, please contact Dawn Lucovich, Tokyo JALT Grants Officer, at TokyoJALTGrants@gmail.com.

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Newest Job Listing

Updated: 7/31/2019
  • Gunma Kokusai Academy, a unified 12-year English immersion school in Ota, Gunma is looking for a full time secondary English literature teacher who can start from August. The secondary school is an IBDP school and it is also a MYP candidate school.

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