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October 03, 2005

Top Ten Reasons You Want to Attend JALT2005

The JALT2005 conference is this weekend in Shizuoka, about an hour from Tokyo. ELT News Think Tank columnist Marc Helgesen and vocabulary expert Rob Waring are conference co-chairs. They've sent us their top 10 list of reasons you should attend.

10. This is the biggest English Language Teaching event in Japan, probably the largest in Asia. Of course, just being big doesn’t equal good. But look at the program. This conference IS quality.
9. Over 400 presentations. Someone is talking about issues that concern you. Someone has ideas that will help you. And you probably have ideas that will help them.
8. Networking. With between 1700-2000 teachers in one place, you will find people who can help you with anything: ideas, jobs, class problems, solutions…
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