Japanese Language Teachers of Ireland

In 2000, Japanese was chosen by the Department of Education and Science as one of the target languages to be expanded in secondary level schools. Since then, the number of schools teaching Japanese has increased remarkably. Five universities offer Japanese as a part of the degree, and there is a steady increase in the number of the people studying Japanese at language schools.

The JLTI aims at encouraging and promoting Japanese language education in Ireland through teaching and research. Our activities include holding seminars and workshops as well as annual speech contest. Members share teaching materials, and exchange information through our mailing list.

Please note that the JLTI does not hire Japanese language teachers directly.


  1. The 18th Japanese Speech Contest in Ireland will take place at UCD, Dublin on Saturday 7th March, 2020. We are calling for participants for the Secondary School Category and the General Category. We have extended the closing date of the TY & LC1 group to Monday 17 February.
  2. Applications for the JLTI’s Logo Design Competition is now closed. We thank for support we received from many people. The winning design is scheduled to be announced at the Speech Contest mentioned above.