Joining JALT

What you get:

Your membership in JALT has other tangible benefits besides a nice entry on your resume under "Professional Activities". You get:

  • A 6-issue subscription to The Language Teacher magazine. This including feature articles, teaching tips and lesson plans that work, book reviews, meeting and conference announcements, and job advertisements.
  • A 2-issue subscription to the JALT Journal, containing practical and theoretical articles, as well as research reports.
  • You will receive discounts on registration fees for the Annual JALT
    International Conference
    , as well as advance conference information.
  • Substantial discounts on local chapter meeting fees. Nearly all local meetings are free to JALT members.

What you pay:

  • Regular member: 13,000 yen
  • Five-year membership: 52,000 yen
  • Joint member (2 people who share the same address): 10,500 yen per person
  • Student member (Available to FULL-TIME students of undergraduate/graduate universities and colleges in Japan. Verification required): 7,000 yen
  • Senior member (Available to people aged 65 and over. Verification required.): 7,000 yen
  • Group member: (8,500 yen per person for a group of 5 or more; one copy of each publication is sent to the group address)
  • SIGs: Membership in one SIG is included in membership fees. You can join extra SIGs at 2,000 yen for each additional SIG

See the JALT website membership page for more details.

How you join:

The faster way is to join online by credit card payment. If this method is not suitable, contact a chapter membership chair to request a membership application and postal money order form. You can bring the postal money order form to any Japanese post office.

Finding out about meetings

When and where are the meetings near you? If you live in the Kitakyushu area, you can see Kitakyushu JALT's events calendar. If you live in a different area of Japan, check the National Events Calendar for information on JALT chapters throughout Japan.