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

  • Call for Presentations: 21st Century Language Teaching Conference 2024

    Date: October 26-27, 2024
    Location: Naha, Okinawa, Japan
    Call for Presentations Link: https://forms.gle/qRQEtn8N3Z5q5Dqd9 
    Registration Link: https://forms.gle/auqR2qsTLXjPgXVK9 
    OkiJALT Website: www.okijalt.org 

    Deadline for Presentation Submissions: June 30, 2024, 23:59 JST

    The Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) and JALT’s Teaching Young Learners Special Interest Group (TYL SIG) are pleased to announce the 21st Century Language Teaching Conference 2024, to be held October 26-27, 2024, in Naha, Okinawa. The conference provides a platform for language educators, researchers, and professionals from around the world to share their insights, experiences, and research findings in the field of language teaching and learning.

    We invite submissions for presentations, posters, and workshops on a range of topics related to language teaching and learning. Accepted proposals may be eligible for publication in post-conference proceedings. 

    Possible areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Teaching younger learners (0-18 years)
    • Language acquisition and learning
    • Task-based language teaching
    • Technology in language teaching
    • Second/foreign language acquisition
    • Intercultural communication
    • Content-based instruction
    • Pedagogical approaches and techniques
    • Assessment and evaluation
    • Teacher training and professional development
    • Language policy and planning
    • All other related topics

    Submission Guidelines:

    1. Titles and abstracts should be written in English (150-250 words for abstracts) or Japanese (300-500 characters for abstracts).
    2. Indicate your preferred format (presentation, poster session, or workshop).
    3. Provide a brief biographical statement (less than 50 English words or 100 Japanese characters) for each presenter.
    4. Call for presentations: Submit your abstract and speaker information via this link.
    5. Individuals who wish to attend as non-presenting attendees, please click here to register.

    Important Dates and Details:

    • Conference Dates: October 26-27, 2024
    • Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2024, 23:59 JST
    • Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2024
    • Conference Fee:
      • ¥5,000 advanced registration & payment (JALT Members)
      • ¥10,000 advanced registration & payment (non-JALT Members)
      • ¥7,000 on-site registration (JALT Members), cash only
      • ¥12,000 on-site registration (non-JALT Members), cash only
    • Deadline for Presenters’ Payment: July 31, 2024
    • Deadline for Non-Presenter Advanced Registration & Payment: October 18, 2024

    Presenters will be notified by email on or before July 15, 2024 with submission results. For more information and updates, please visit www.okijalt.org.

    We look forward to seeing you at the 21st Century Language Teaching Conference 2024!


    Adam Murray
    Okinawa Chapter of JALT (OkiJALT)

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.