A kind of semi-aromatic polyamide, poly(dodecamethylene terephthalamide) (PA12T) was synthesized via a three-step reaction of terephthalic acid and 1,12-dodecanediamine. The structure of the prepared PA12T was characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H-NMR). The thermal behaviour of PA12T was determined by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA) and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA). Melting temperature (Tm), glass transition temperature (Tg) and decomposition temperature (Td) of PA12T are 311°C, 144°C and 429°C, respectively. Isothermal crystallization kinetics of PA12T have been investigated in the temperature range of 270-280°C using DSC. The activation energies (ΔE) were determined to be -170.4 kJ/mol for the isothermal crystallization processes by the Arrhenius’ methods.