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.

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 15 to 16 at Nihon University in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

The conference will be held in hybrid style, with sessions both online and in-person. 

More information here.

November 12 to 15 at GRANSHIP Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Proposals due by 23:59 JST March 14. 

More information here.