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The Language Teacher

This is the home for The Language Teacher, the bimonthly publication of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (全国語学教育学会). It publishes articles and other material related to language teaching, particularly in an Asian context. TLT also serves the important role of publicizing information about the organization and its many events.

A brief history

The Language Teacher, or TLT as we usually refer to it, was first published under that name in April, 1984 (though its roots go back further. For a more detailed history, this article will be of interest). Since then it has continued without a break, and until 2008 was the only monthly fully refereed language education journal in the world. In 2009, a decision was made to begin publishing TLT bimonthly in order to concentrate on offering more content online—particularly time sensitive material. Producing a publication of this quality and consistency is especially remarkable for the fact that the staff (almost 40 people, plus advisory board members) are ALL volunteers!

Between the covers

As well as Featured and Reader's Forum articles, TLT regularly runs special issue and conference related material. There are also regular columns each issue, including:

  • Book Reviews - Reviews of the latest in resources and materials
  • Conference Information - Updates on our annual international conference
  • JALT Focus - Notices, news, and information of interest to JALT members
  • My Share - Practical ideas for use in language classrooms
  • Old Grammarians - A little light relief at the end of every TLT
  • Recently Received - Listings of books and classroom materials available for review purposes
  • SIG Focus - News and information on JALT's many Special Interest Groups
  • Teaching Assistance - A column by teachers, for teachers
  • TLT Wired - Technical resources and information relevant to language teaching
  • Writers' Workshop - Guidance for writers just beginning in academic publishing
  • Young Learners - Help and advice for teachers of younger students

Almost all of the material published in TLT since 1996 is available on this website for JALT members and subscribers to use. We hope you enjoy this rich resource of practical and research material.

The editors and staff

Below is a list of all content added in this section, most recent posts listed first.

Japanese Literary Translation in an English Language Program

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 21:46

The Language Teacher - Issue 22.12; December 1998

Issue posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 21:44

A Chapter in Your Life: Tochigi & Chiba

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 20:36

Language Volunteers for the Elderly

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 20:34

Issues in the Teaching of English in Malaysia

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 20:32

Maximizing Students' Oral Skills: The Asian Context

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 20:29

English for Medical Purposes: International Medical Graduates

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 20:28

Languages of the Law: A Course in English for Legal Studies

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 20:26

ESP for Japanese Universities: A Guide for Intelligent Reform

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 20:24

Intertextuality in Legal Discourse

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 20:22

The Language Teacher - Issue 22.11; November 1998

Issue posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 20:19

The New Tokyo Chapter Executive

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 08:33

A Meditation for Troubled Teachers

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 08:32

Top-Down, Bottom-Up Listening and Context: A Response to Richard Cauldwell

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 08:30

Pop Media Texts in Language Classrooms

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 08:26

Elementary Education Reforms in Korea

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 08:24

Developing Academic Language Skills and Fluency Through Debate

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 08:22

Japanese English Teachers' Increasing Use of English

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 08:17

The Motivation Approach

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 08:15

Advice for Writers: An Interview With Sandra McKay

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 08:14

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