About the JLTI

The JLTI aims at encouraging and promoting Japanese language education in Ireland through teaching and research.


In October 1999, the Japanese Embassy in Ireland invited four Irish universities to a meeting for the purpose of exchanging views and ideas in relation to Japanese language education in Ireland. Four Universities: University of Dublin, Trinity College (TCD), University of Limerick (UL), Dublin City University (DCU), University College Dublin (UCD).

The first preliminary meeting took in November 1999 and the meeting agreed to inaugurate an association of the Japanese language lecturers of Ireland.

The first JLTI meeting took place at Dublin City University in June 2000.


  • To organize seminars and workshops for Japanese language teaching and learning.
  • To hold annual Japanese speech contest.
  • To gather and disseminate information and share materials on Japanese language teaching and learning in Ireland.
  • To set up a network of Japanese language teachers in Ireland.

Information for members

  • The JLTI members will receive information on workshops and seminars, events related to the Japanese language and culture, available teaching post, etc. by our mailing list.
  • The members can borrow and use teaching materials from our library, which is at the Press and Culture office, Embassy of Japan. The book list is available here (as a PDF file).
  • The members based outside Dublin can borrow materials by post. Please contact the JLTI Committee at the e-mail address below.


The Constitution of the JLTI can be downloaded from here.


Membership of the JLTI shall be open to any person who supports the objectives of the association whose appointment or occupation or qualifications in the field of teaching Japanese are accepted by the Executive Committee.

Annual Membership Fees

15Euro (From 1 October to 30 September of the following year)  Student 5Euro

How to apply

Please fill this application form. The membership fee can be paid by bank transfer. Contact us by email below if you require more details.