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.

Introduction

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 12:33

The Language Teacher - Issue 22.7; July 1998

Issue posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 12:32

Boston University Conference on Language Development

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 12:19

Critical Approaches to Language: A reply to Sower

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 12:18

Spoken Grammar: Easing the Transitions

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 12:16

Gender Stereotypes and Children's Literature

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 11:50

Content and Consciousness Raising in a Women's Studies Workshop

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 11:48

The Language Teacher as Seen by Japanese Female and Male University Students

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 11:46

An Interview With Jack Millett

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:42

Introduction

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:40

Gender Resources

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:27

"Sensei, I Slashed My Wrists Last Night."

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:25

A Look at Women in Education and Language Learning (WELL)

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:23

Tsuda Ume: Pioneering Education for Women and ELT

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:20

Encountering the World Through Women's Stories

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:14

Exploring Womanhood Through Film

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:10

From Closet to Classroom: Gay Issues in ESL/EFL

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:08

Teaching Sexuality in the Classroom

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:07

Sexist Language and English as a Foreign Language: A Problem of Knowledge and Choice

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:01

Introduction

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 09:59

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