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July 14, 2009

John Lowe interviews Andrew Zitzmann, the Business Manager of JALT

andrew_zitzmannIn the latest ELT News interview, John Lowe talks to Andrew Zitzmann who teaches at 3 different universities in Kitakyushu and is the Business Manager of JALT (the Japan Association for Language Teaching). In the interview, Andrew talks about how he got into language teaching, how he got involved in JALT, and JALT's current situation and future direction.

Andrew said in reply to the question 'What does a teacher get from joining JALT?', 'If you’re interested in developing your career professionally in Japan, then you should consider joining JALT. For a one year membership fee of ¥10,000, you get 12 issues of the monthly publication, The Language Teacher, and 2 issues of The JALT Journal. A member gets reduced conference fees, and benefits from deals with companies such as Lexxica, and Apple Japan. They can also participate in any of the local chapter and SIG events at member rates (often free). And of course we provide teachers with the support they need to keep up-to-date in their field, by making research grants available, and creating networking and publishing opportunities'. Anyone interested in becoming a member can click here.

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