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 Learners’ Consciousness Toward English: When Do They Begin to Like or Dislike English?

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 18:37

教室で行われるテスト問題作成の秘訣 • Tips for Item Writing for Classroom-based Tests

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 18:35

Tracking and Quantifying Japanese English Language Learner Speaking Anxiety

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 18:33

The Language Teacher - Issue 42.4; July 2018

Issue posted by Malcolm Swanson on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 18:32

Contrastive Models for Turn-Taking in English and Japanese

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 06:57

Understanding Pre-Service Teachers’ Familiarity and Interest in Phonics and Potential Implications

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 06:56

The Language Teacher - Issue 42.3; May 2018

Issue posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 06:55

Reviews

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 06:26

A Japanese-English Bilingual Version of the New General Service List Test

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 06:21

Developing Teaching Immediacy in Language Teacher Education

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 08:11

Teaching English for Pre-Service Teachers: Principles and Practice Activities

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 08:10

The Language Teacher - Issue 42.2; March 2018

Issue posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 08:07

Maximising Student Involvement in Interview Tests

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 17:24

Academic Dishonesty in Extensive Reading Programs: Stories and Strategies from Student Interviews

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 17:23

Narrative Frames as a Course Evaluation Instrument

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 17:21

The Language Teacher - Issue 42.1; January 2018

Issue posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 17:20

Teaching English Through English: An Analysis of a Sample of Japanese and South Korean Textbooks

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 22:14

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