A Letter from JALT President, Dawn Lucovich

Dawn Lucovich

Dear TLT Readers,

At our last Executive Board Meeting (EBM) in February, we welcomed two new SIGs: Accessibility in Language Learning (ALL) and Listening. We are looking forward to seeing contributions from them and their members on these pages soon.

I proposed several committees, including the Graduate Student Subcommittee (gss@jalt.org) to address student concerns and issues and the Mentoring and Orientation Committee (mentoring@jalt.org) to guide formal mentoring and coaching for JALT members. We also welcomed the Writers’ Peer Support Group (psg@jalt.org) as a committee in order to raise awareness about the resources and assistance they offer to both novice and experienced writers. If you are a JALT member, you can contact them for peer reading and advice during any stage of writing from idea generation to a first or final draft to submitting for publication.   

Finally, I have launched a new initiative on the last Sunday of each month at 20:00-21:00 JST, the JALT Zoom for Professional Development (ZPD). Please join for networking, informal chat, and in building a community of practice with JALT members and prospective members during these stay-at-home times (see the back cover of this TLT).

I look forward to seeing you virtually very soon and face-to-face as soon as safely possible.

Dawn Lucovich