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.  

Latest News & Events

  • Okinawa JALT Summer Symposium 2023: Call for Papers

    Okinawa JALT Summer Symposium 2023
    Call for Papers

    Registration: https://forms.gle/fEFBBbDo9HMUHmJP8 

    Conference Date: August 11-13, 2023
    Conference Location: Okinawa Prefecture Gender Equality Center Tiruru, Naha, Okinawa, Japan
    Call Deadline: 19 June, 2023

    The Okinawa chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (OkiJALT) and JALT’s Materials Writers Special Interest Group (MW SIG) invite proposals for Summer Symposium 2023. OkiJALT and MW SIG welcome proposals on any aspect of language learning and teaching, but especially those which address the challenges and opportunities presented by the changing landscape of language education.

    Possible presentation topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Innovative language learning and teaching methods and materials
    • Advancements in language education
    • Integration of language and culture in language learning
    • Language education policy and planning
    • Professional development for language teachers
    • Assessment and evaluation in language learning and teaching

    Proposals for presentations can be in the form of research presentations, teaching practice demonstrations, short workshops, or poster presentations. Research presentations and teaching practice demonstrations should be 20 minutes in length, followed by a 5-minute Q&A session. Short workshops should be 30 minutes in length.

    Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis until the deadline.

    Submission Guidelines:

    • Abstracts should be no more than 150 words and written in English or Japanese.
    • Please register/submit your abstract here: https://forms.gle/fEFBBbDo9HMUHmJP8 
    • Proposals should be submitted by 23:59 JST, 19 June, 2023.
    • All presenters should complete payment for registration (the fee for presenters is the same as the early registration fee) by 23:59 JST, 30 June, 2023. 

    Conference Fees (same for attendees and presenters): 

    • JALT members (and JALT affiliate members):
      • Early registration (by or on 30 June): 5,000 yen for full conference; or 3,000 yen for one day
      • Normal registration (after 30 June): 10,000 yen for full conference; or 6,000 yen for one day
    • Non-JALT members:
      • Early registration (by or on 30 June): 10,000 yen for full conference; or 6,000 for one day
      • Normal registration (after 30 June): 20,000 yen for full conference; or 12,000 for one day

    Conference registration fees for Summer Symposium are identical for both presenters and non-presenting attendees. Payment for presenters and for early registration for non-presenting attendees should be completed by the early registration deadline date (i.e., 23:59 JST, June 30, 2023).

    There will be an optional cultural event and dinner on Friday, 11 August, 2023 (separate payment requirement). Please indicate your interest in the cultural event and dinner on the registration form.

    We look forward to seeing you at Summer Symposium 2023!

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 “Events & News” section of the website. Please contact us for more details.