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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.
Please watch for announcements sent via email. To join our mailing list, please send an email to our Membership Chair at email@example.com
JALT Tokyo Events
English Rakugo presentation 2011
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.
Announcements from JALT
Tokyo JALT is excited to announce the JALT43rd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition
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 2017 (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 application deadline will be announced soon.
The application forms will be available at http://bit.ly/TokyoJALTGrants.
For more information, please contact the Tokyo JALT Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tokyo JALT: Call for presenters!
Proposals for presentations at Tokyo Chapter’s 2017 Member Presentation events are currently being accepted: http://bit.ly/PresentatTokyoJALT
15 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.
If you are interested in suggesting an event or a speaker for a separate event, please email the Program Chair at email@example.com.
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.
Articles received in 2016 will be published in early 2017. We will announce when we will begin accepting papers for our next (2018) issue soon.
Please send inquiries to the editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
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** Social Chair
**NEW** Marketing Specialist
**NEW** Graphic Design Specialist
Communications Committee Members
* 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.
GOOGLE EDUCATOR TECH SERIES
July 2016 ~ DECEMBER 2017
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.
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)
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.