About Us

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The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the improvement of language teaching and learning. JALT promotes excellence in language learning, teaching, and research by providing opportunities for those involved in language education to meet, share, and collaborate. We have nearly 3,000 members in chapters and affiliates across Japan, as well as members abroad. Over 1200 JALT members belong to one or more of the Special Interest Groups.

The Shinshu Chapter of JALT is based in Nagano Prefecture, but we warmly welcome anyone who is interested in language teaching and learning, whether as a regular member, a local member or a one-day member. Our chapter provides a forum for professional development through regular presentations, workshops and meetings which cover the theoretical as well as practical. We also provide the chance to learn from and network with our members, who come from all walks of language teaching. See our Coming Events page and join us at our next meeting!

「JALT」は「全国語学教育学会」の英語訳「Japan Association for Language Teaching 」の頭文字をとったものです。 1976年に設立された学術学会で、語学の学習と教育の向上を図ることを目的としています。 国内外で約3,000名の会員がいます。 年次大会には毎年1500名から2000名が参加し、多数のワークショップや発表があります。支部及び分野別研究部会による例会や研究会は日本各地で開催されます。 

 「JALT信州」は1987年2月に「JALT諏訪」として誕生した長野県唯一の全国支部の一つです。会員のほとんどは幼児から大人までが学ぶ様々な教育機関で語学教育(主として英語)にたずさわっている仲間たちで、約30名。原則年5、6回例会をもち、上記の内容で自己研鑽と共育を目指しています。

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Our mission

The Shinshu JALT chapter serves as the regional entity of JALT in Shinshu (Nagano Prefecture), conducting activities for those interested in the improvement of language teaching and learning in Japan, and contributing to the development of activities in language teaching and learning, social education and international cooperation.

JALT信州 は、長野県におけるJALTの地域団体として、日本における外国語と第二言語の教育と学習の向上に関心を持つ者に対して諸活動を行い、語学教育と学習の発展、社会教育並びに国際協力活動の推進に寄与することを目的とする。

Shinshu JALT officers 2016

President: Mary Aruga

Programs: Gregory Birch

Membership: Heather Fukase

Treasurer: Cheryl Kirchhof

Publicity: Damian Gowland

Recording secretary / Event reporter: Colleen Dalton / Miguel Mision

Webmaster: Miguel Mision

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