Philippine Association for Language Teaching, Inc.

The Philippine Association for Language Teaching, Inc. (PALT)

History Founding the Association The Philippine Association for Language Teaching, Inc. (PALT) is the oldest professional organization of language teachers in the country. It was founded in 1960 by a group of professional language educators headed by Prof. Aurora L. Samonte. Since then the College of Education of the University of the Philippines in Quezon City has been its base. Goals The association primarily devotes itself to the promotion of excellence in language teaching, language education research, and professional development. It does not only concern itself with the teaching of English but also with the teaching of Filipino, local languages, and for some time, foreign languages such as Spanish. Activities PALT holds annual conventions on language teaching that showcase the expertise of the members of the national executive board of officers, its members, and invited scholars here and abroad. In 2001, PALT held its first international conference. It also holds midyear seminar workshops. In its effort to establish scholarship in language education, PALT gives financial assistance to its members through its Thesis/Dissertation Awards and the Research Grant. Current Status At present, PALT is one of the newest country affiliates of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) . PALT was installed as the newest country affiliate of the Pan-Asian Consortium for Language Teaching (PAC) on January 25-27, 2007. PAC members are: English Teachers' Association - Republic Of China, Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Thai Teachers of English to Speakers Of Other Languages, The Far Eastern English Language Teacher' Association of Russia, and The Japan Association for Language Teaching. It also established a stronger linkage with the Malaysian English Language Teaching Association on June 8, 2007.
The Philippine Association for Language Teaching, Inc. (PALT) has written 12 posts for paltpilipinas

PALT Newsletter 2011

PALT Newsletter 2011 is now available.  Click PALT Newsletter 2011-Black and white  to download a pdf copy.

Summer Convention Program

Please click PALT_Convention_Program to download the Summer Convention Program.

A long fight begins to save Philippine languages

PORAC, Pampanga (AFP) – Arnel Valencia felt humiliated at school when he was barred from using the language he spoke at home, part of a decades-long pattern of linguistic destruction across the Philippines. “‘Stop talking like a bird. You should use English or the national language,” Valencia, now 39 and a village elder, said his … Continue reading

Participation Form

The DepEd Advisory for the 2012 Summer Convention

The DepEd Advisory for the 2012 SUMMER CONVENTION OF THE PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING (PALT), now available.  Please click DA No. 223 s. 2012-1 to download a copy.

Annual Summer Conference 2012

The Philippine Association for Language Teaching (PALT) will be holding its Annual Summer Conference in Benguet State University, La Trinidad, Benguet on 3-5 May 2012. This summer’s conference theme is “Managing Change” which highlights the major reforms that will be implemented in the educational system beginning with the K-12 curriculum. Experienced speakers and experts are as follows: … Continue reading

Call for Participation

PALT Summer Convention 2012 FLYER “Managing Change in Language Education” Topics: 1. Mother-Tongue Based Multilingual Education 2. K+12 Policy: Impact on Basic and Tertiary Education 3. Research in Language Education PALT, Inc. College of Education University of the Philippines Diliman Quezon City, Philippines


PALT Board with Dr. van Djik

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION Discourse Analysis and Language Teaching

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION   The Teacher as Innovator 52nd National and 7th International Conference December 5-7, 2012 (final venue to be announced)     Come and be part of this gathering of thinkers, movers, and innovators in language and literacy education!   The concept of innovation will be explored at this conference … Continue reading


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