Kyoto JALT is Looking for Officers!

Kyoto JALT will soon be holding elections for officers and we are looking for active, curious, and passionate language educators to join our officer team. We especially need someone to step up as Membership Chair, who is responsible for helping keep our members up to date and dealing with membership queries. We also need a Programming Co-chair to assist the Programming Chair in planning chapter events. Being a chapter officer is a great addition to your CV, and shows your active and continuing interest in professional development. It also is great for networking with teacher/researchers from around Japan and other Continue Reading …

Learning Management Systems Event – Sunday Sept. 29 (UPDATED)

Take your teaching to the next level with a learning management system (LMS)! Whether you already use one for your classes or are a novice, these presenters will show you how LMS can improve your instruction and save you time. Click here for the schedule. SCHEDULE 1:00 Registration 1:15 Opening 1:20 “Learning Management Systems: What They Can Do For Us” by Mehrasa Alizadeh 2:05 Break 2:20 “Using a Learning Management System to Teach ESP to Speakers of L1 Japanese: Student Affect and Effect” by Abram Jones 3:05 Break 3:15 Workshop: “LMS Usage in Japan” 4:00 Closing and clean up VENUE Continue Reading …

2019 JALT Research Grant Proposal Application Period: June 1st to September 30th

Each year, JALT awards up to three grants for a maximum of 100,000 yen each for research on language teaching in Japan. Only JALT members who have no outside funding sources to conduct research are eligible to apply. The goal of the grants is to support language teachers in their professional development and to encourage teachers to engage in classroom-based research. Grant applications are collected each summer and vetted by the JALT Research Grants Committee. Winners of the grants receive funding before the start of the following school year during which they conduct their studies, provide quarterly reports, and receive Continue Reading …

PanSIG May 18-19, 2019

Konan University, Nishinomiya   PanSIG is an annual conference held in May, and organized by many of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT).   Please continue reading for information about the plenary speakers.   For more information please visit

Kyoto JALT Scholarship

Are you a Kyoto JALT member and interested in presenting at JALT National for the first time? If so, you are eligible to apply for the Kyoto JALT scholarship. One winner will get a chance to fill an unvetted 25-minute presentation slot, as well as receive 20,000 to offset costs. Please read the flyer for more information.