Welcome to OkiJALT!

Okinawa JALT is a chapter of The Japan Association for Language Teaching, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the improvement of language teaching and learning.

The Okinawa Chapter of JALT has been active since 1980.  We are a diverse group of language educators and scholars who share a common goal of improving foreign language education. We welcome members and presenters in Japan and internationally as well.  

Be a part of Okinawa JALT

Okinawa JALT is continually seeking individuals to help with our organization. We organize several conferences each year.  Members can give presentations at these conferences about language teaching, class activities, or research. Presentations are generally around thirty minutes and provide the audience with practical explanations. Interested parties should check the list of upcoming events in the “Conferences” section of the website. Please contact us for more details. 

Latest News & Events

  • Hokkaido Winter Language Teaching Conference 2023

    Season Greetings Okinawa Members and Friends,

    Please excuse me as I interrupt your Sunday morning. I started this message as I heard the bang for the start of the Okinawa Marathon today. I truly hope this message finds you well and safe. I also understand you are busy with the year winding down, but please take a moment to see what Okinawa JALT has planned for you early in 2023!

    First, allow me to take a moment of your time to introduce to you the upcoming Hokkaido Winter Language Teaching Conference 2023! This event will take place at the same time as the Sapporo Snow Festival. Please come and join us in this exciting event. If you are a JALT member, the event is free. If not, you can sign up now and still get your conference fee for this event waived. To renew your membership in JALT please join using this link here

    Secondly, although the initial deadline has passed, we still have slots open for our Okinawa JALT members. Early bird registration will end on January 10th, so please reserve your place early. Here is the form to register either to present or just to attend: https://forms.gle/uCDdyhfJ4oc5nCKL7. We hope to see you there in Hokkaido. Remember to bring your warm clothes or plan on renting what you need. For travel, we recommend booking your flight and hotels early as the Snow Festival is very popular in the world. Also, please remember there is a direct flight from Okinawa that will take you to Chitose Airport. From there I have been told the venue is only about 40 minutes away. 

    Finally, we are looking for members to join our exciting Okinawa JALT officer team. There are many ways to get involved and stay connected with colleagues. Our regular professional development events will serve you well in the classroom, look great on your Curriculum Vitae, and if needed, help with promotion! In addition, our team is very fun to work with as we continue to develop events that are beneficial to all our members. Enter level volunteer positions are also very much welcome as we mentor new members to become future educational experts!