The Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the improvement of language teaching both within Japan and internationally. With nearly 3000 members, 35 chapters and 26 SIGs covering most of Japan, being 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.
GaijinPot recently attended the 2012 JALT Conference and spoke with the organizers and other key people involved in the event. With the theme, “Making a Difference,” the conference successfully gathered old and new members at ACT City, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Japan for a fun weekend of teaching and learning.
According to Kevin Cleary, President of JALT, the organization is open not only to university professors, but also to new teachers who want to grow and develop in specific areas of teaching. Buzz Green, director of membership at the JALT conference adds that becoming a JALT member puts you in touch with thousands of dedicated language teachers, helping you expand your knowledge and improve as an effective member of the educational community. Specifically, a JALT member has access to conferences and presentations and the organization’s bimonthly magazine.
A JALT membership is open to all language teachers working in Japan. Start your career by creating your resume on the GaijinPot Job System