The Mind, Brain, and Education SIG is a part of JALT. It is a forum for language educators and researchers to share insights in neuroscience, bringing relevant new discoveries in psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neurolinguistics into language teaching in Japan.

Neuroscience is changing language teaching!

Traditionally, language teaching has been shaped by Linguistics, and as a result, it has been language centered. Now, neuroscience and psychology are informing us more about learning itself and the learner. Our goal as language teachers is to find out as much as we can from brain sciences that can improve our practices and teach each other.

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Joining the SIG

You must be a member of JALT to join the SIG. So when you join JALT or renew your membership, click on the “Sig Membership” tab. Choose “Mind, Brain, and Education SIG

You can join one SIG at no extra cost (with ¥2000 per additional SIG).

Upcoming Events

May 24th – 26th, 2024 at Fukui University of Technology in Fukui, Japan

More information here.

Moving JALT into the Future: Opportunity, Diversity, and Excellence

November 15 – 18, 2024 at Shizuoka Granship in Shizuoka, Japan

Proposal deadline is March 10, 2024 at 11:59PM JST. Learn more about the proposal guidelines here

For more information about the conference, go here.