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.

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

JALT98 Special Guest Speakers: Learner Autonomy: What and Why?

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 08:11

The Language Teacher - Issue 22.10; October 1998

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

Introducing JALT Ibaraki Global TIES Guest: Suchada Nimmannit

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Friday, February 1, 2013 - 22:35

Laufer Seminar

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Friday, February 1, 2013 - 22:32

Lessons Learned in 4th-Grade Classrooms

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Friday, February 1, 2013 - 22:29

Taming the Spoken Language: Genre Theory and Pedagogy

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Friday, February 1, 2013 - 22:26

Pictures in the Conversation Class: New Use of an Old Technique

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Friday, February 1, 2013 - 22:25

A Model For Constructive Use Of Student Evaluation of Teaching

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Friday, February 1, 2013 - 22:23

Student Evaluation of Teachers

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Friday, February 1, 2013 - 22:20

Academic Publishing: Suggestions from a Journal Editor

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Friday, February 1, 2013 - 22:16

Introduction

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Friday, February 1, 2013 - 22:13

The Language Teacher - Issue 22.9; September 1998

Issue posted by Malcolm Swanson on Friday, February 1, 2013 - 22:12

The Language Teacher - Issue 10.1; January 1986

Issue posted by Malcolm Swanson on Friday, February 1, 2013 - 10:12

A Chapter in Your Life: Kitakyushu

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 17:48

The 64th TOEIC Seminar in Tokyo

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 17:45

A Sense of Proportion: In Reply to Andre Moulin

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 17:39

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