Teacher and Professional Development General Forum

Attracting ALTs for Organizational Diversity and Sustainability

Sun, Nov 14, 14:45-16:15 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 20

Although there are many ALTs in Japan, they are not well-represented within JALT’s membership. JALT and similar organizations can benefit from the diversity and flexibility that ALTs could bring, while ALTs can benefit from the professional development opportunities offered by such organizations. This panel discussion features current and former ALTs who will discuss what drew them to such organizations, how ALTs have contributed, and what organizations can do to recruit ALTs.

  • Jackson Koon Yat Lee

    Jackson Koon Yat Lee is a Hong Kong-born Canadian who has taught in Japan since 2012. He is a lecturer at Toyo University, and his research interests include presentation skills, intercultural communication, diversity in ELT, and the Japanese English education system. 📧 lee@toyo.jp

  • Chelanna White

    Originally from Vancouver(ish) Canada, Chelanna now lives in Kyoto where she is the prefectural advisor for the JET Programme in Kyoto. She is also the Program Chair for the Kyoto JALT Chapter.

  • Emily Choong

    Niigata City ALT from 🇲🇾 Malaysia • JALT Niigata Membership Chair • JALT Conference Publicity Assistant • JALT Conference Plenary Team Member • Canva Enthusiast 👩🏻‍💻 • Host of Cheeky Academics Podcast 🎙️

  • Karmen Siew

    🏠 Singapore ✈️ Tokyo 2020 📍 Current: Kaichi Nihonbashi Gakuen (JET / Tokyo JET president) 🎓 James Cook University (Psychology). Starting a Masters (International Education) at Tsukuba University 👩🏻‍🏫 Teaching English since 2013 🧠 ADHD, gifted education ✉️ siewk@kng.ed.jp