National JALT Membership
Why Join JALT?
As a member of JALT, you receive:
JALT's bimonthly magazine, The Language Teacher, which includes feature articles, teaching tips, book reviews, and meeting and conference announcements.
JALT Journal, our research journal, which contains practical and theoretical articles, research reports and book reviews.
Member-rate admission to JALT conferences, including the annual international conference, as well as advance conference information.
The chance to join one of JALT's Special Interest Groups. You can join a community that shares your academic interest, help the SIG produce its publications and put on events, and get to know some great people.
Free or discounted admission to Chapter and SIG events.
Discounts at JALT's Apple Store (note: English support for JALT discount orders is not readily available. Please be prepared to order using Japanese).
The opportunity to learn new skills and make new friends as you work on interesting projects with other JALT members - JALT activities, from the planning and holding of Chapter or SIG events, the producing of a JALT or SIG publication, and the planning or managing of our conferences, are all made possible by our volunteers.
For example, if you want to get started in publications, check out the JALT Pubs website:
JALT Publications Recruiting. You can also contact a Chapter or SIG, or send a message to volunteer (at) jalt.org for more advice on how to get involved in JALT.
Annual membership fees
Regular member: 13,000 yen
Five-year membership: 52,000 yen
Joint member (2 people who share the same address; only one copy of each publication is sent to the address on file): 10,500 yen per person
Student member (Available to FULL-TIME students of undergraduate/graduate universities and colleges. Verification required): 7,000 yen
Senior member (Available to people aged 65 and over. Verification required): 7,000 yen
Group member (Only one copy of each publication is sent to the group address): 8,500 yen per person for a group of 5 or more
SIGs: Membership in one SIG is included in membership fees, including for each member of joint and group memberships. Joint and group members do NOT have to all join the same SIG. You can join extra SIGs at 2,000 yen for each additional SIG
Outside of Japan
Regular Member: 11,000 yen
Group Member: 8,500 yen per person for a group of 5 or more
Overseas members are given online access to JALT publications but do not receive printed copies in the mail.
JALT Central Office
Urban Edge Building 5th Floor 1-37-9 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0016
Tel: 03-3837-1630; Fax: 03-3837-1631 Email: email@example.com
Okinawa JALT offers an alternative local membership for an annual fee of ¥3,000 (teachers) and ¥1,000 (students).
The local membership fee is at a discounted rate and allows members to participate in almost all our local events for free. The other advantages of getting a local membership include free publishing in local journals and proceedings, and free presentation opportunities at our chapter events. Membership brings you into a ‘team of teachers’ who are dedicating all of their efforts into helping one another.
As a local member of Okinawa JALT, you will receive a local membership card. Please note that local membership does not include many of the benefits and access to publications associated with JALT National Membership. If you are interested in becoming a Local Member of Okinawa JALT, please complete the sign-up form, and we will contact you.
Becoming a JALT member puts you in touch with thousands of dedicated language teaching professionals and expands your opportunities to grow as a member of the educational community. We invite you to take the chance to develop professionally, and help other teachers by joining JALT today!