The Okinawa Chapter of JALT has several awards in honor of those who have achieved excellence.

The Best of JALT & Conference Presentation
Okinawa Chapter Awards

In recognition of those who have delivered the best presentations at JALT chapter events, the Michele Steele “Best of JALT” award is highly sought and greatly respected. The Okinawa Chapter is honored to have had several notable speakers share their knowledge with us, and we wish to express our deep appreciation for their outstanding presentations. 

Rab PatersonHonami KimotoAya YamauchiMitsuki Saito

2020, MBP: Multimedia
Book Review Presentations 

Matthew Cotter
2019, The Maori Haka: Cultural Understanding Through Traditional Performance
Curtis Kelly
2018, Dealing with Difficult Students: 3L Psychology
 Tomoko Yashima
2017, L2 Motivation and Willingness to Communicate in a Globalizing World
Andy Boon
2016, Beyond Trends: Teachers as Researchers
Howard Higa
2015, Sprucing up Your
“Assigned” Textbook
 David Kluge
2014, Sharing Responsibility: Self-Assessment and Self-Evaluation
Jon Dujmovich
2013, Curiosity to Competency: Intercultural Activities for the Language Classroom
Jerald Halvorsen
2009, Organizing Intensive
English Camps

Trends in Language Teaching International Conference

Presentation Awards


Howard Higa
Best Poster Presentation


Anthony Sellick and James Bury Outstanding Poster Presentation

Ashley Ford
Excellent Poster Presentation

Norman Fewell
Outstanding Poster 


Howard Higa
Outstanding Poster Presentation

Takaaki Hiratsuka
Excellent Poster Presentation

Charlotte Lin
Outstanding Poster

Shohei Anan
Best Student Poster Presentation 


Charlotte Lin
Outstanding Poster Presentation

Samantha May
Excellent Poster Presentation

Lorraine Kipling
Outstanding Poster

Honorary Awards

In recognition of those who have excelled in contributing to the development
of the Okinawa Chapter of JALT, we wish to offer our appreciation.

Outstanding Student Presentations

21st Century Language Teaching Conference  2020

Honami Kimoto
Aya Yamauchi
Mitsuki Saito