News and Information

2015 Summer Social

Join us for the 2015 Kitakyushu JALT summer social. This year, we'll be enjoying the tabehodai/nomihodai (all-you-can eat and drink) service at the Rihga Royal Hotel Beer Hall, July 7, from 5:30 pm (closing time is 9:00 pm). The cost is ¥5,000 (¥1,000 for children up to Junior High School age), and includes a wide range of food and drinks with no time limit. All welcome, JALT members and non-members alike.

We'll be meeting in front of the hotel a little before 5:30 pm on the day.

Call for Presentations: neuroELT Brain Days Conference

May 5 is the deadline for presentation proposals for this year's "Brain Days" Neuroscience in ELT conference.

The conference will be in Kitakyushu July 19-21. There's a special 2-for-the-price-of-1 early registration deal (the organisers received a grant from the city) so you and a friend new to the conference can register for 14,000 yen (US$140) for two. Send in your proposal soon! More details are available here:

Chapter Committee Elections

It's time to elect the new slate of officers for the Kitakyushu JALT chapter for 2013-2014—or to ratify those who are standing. See the list of candidates at

All members of the Kitakyushu JALT chapter are eligible to vote. Each member may vote once. All voting is to be done online, with voting closing on 9 October. You can place your vote here.

Learner Development SIG Grants

This year the Learner Development SIG is aiming to support current SIG members by offering research grants, PAN-SIG and JALT National conference grants as well as the SIG's 20th anniversary conference. Also, in order to reach out to potential new members in under-represented areas of the SIG, we are offering free LD SIG memberships / subscriptions.