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Learn & Teach Primary Japanese!
Japan Foundation at London Anime & Gaming Con July 2015 new
Japan Foundation at Hyper Japan Festival July 2015 new
J-Basic Online for Teachers 2015
The Japan Foundation & SOAS Language and Culture Course (Beginner Level) - Term 3
J-CLan Initiative: Introduction to Japanese Culture and Language Teaching in Primary Education

Learn & Teach Primary Japanese!   org

Discover how to teach Japanese language to primary level pupils...through learning Japanese yourself!

As of September 2014 it is compulsory for all maintained primary schools in England to teach at least one foreign language at Key Stage 2. In response to this, the Japan Foundation London is holding a series of workshops and events to help prepare primary teachers who are teaching, or would like to teach, Japanese language.

In this two day course, primary school teachers with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese will have the opportunity not only to learn the basics of Japanese language and culture, but also how to impart their new knowledge on to their pupils.

The course will include content from the Japan Foundation Japanese Scheme of Work for Primary Schools, which is packed full of lesson plans, resources and exciting and fun ideas for teaching primary-level Japanese. We will also give advice on funding, resources and other assistance available to get Japanese classes up and running at your school. On the second day, you will even be able to have the chance to practise your Japanese while making authentic sushi!

This is an incredible opportunity for primary school teachers to learn new language skills that will benefit your entire school – don’t miss out!
 

“The teacher was brilliant and the course was well prepared and delivered.” (Rishi Gohil, 2014 participant)

“I loved the writing aspect- this really helped to clarify the different alphabets and their uses.” (Kimberley Devonshire, 2014 participant)

Fee: £20.00 (includes all course materials and ingredients for sushi-making)

Click here to register your place

Please note that spaces are limited – first come, first served. This course is for teachers with absolute beginner level, or those who have only studied a little Japanese. Priority will be given to teachers, or those training to teach, at a primary school. 
Timetable available to download below.

Please note that spaces are limited. This course is for teachers with absolute beginner level, or those who have only studied a little Japanese. Priority will be given to teachers, or those training to teach, at a primary school. 

Timetable available to download below


Date: 27 May 2015 - 28 May 2015 from 10.30am
Venue:

UCL Institute of Education (Day 1) & Kuriya Keiko Japanese restaurant (Day 2)

Download PrimaryBasic15-Timetable

 This event is generously supported by Kuriya Keiko  

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Japan Foundation at London Anime & Gaming Con July 2015   org

The Japan Foundation will be at London Anime & Gaming Con on 4th and 5th July 2015.

Visit our stand for information about studying Japanese, freebies and the chance to enter our quiz and win some great prizes!

What's more, we will be giving a short Japanese taster session and a presentation on the resources and support available for Japanese language learners at 2pm on the Sunday. 

Booking details and more information about the convention, which is organised by Anime League, can be found on the official website, www.londonanimecon.com


Date: 4 July 2015 - 5 July 2015
Venue:

London Metropolitan University, N7 8DB

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Japan Foundation at Hyper Japan Festival July 2015   org

The Japan Foundation are once again delighted to be exhibiting this July at HYPER JAPAN- the UK’s biggest J-Culture event.

Come and visit our stand to learn how the Japan Foundation can help you learn about Japanese language and culture, get Japanese language started at your school, or simply get involved in events and activities related to Japan.

We’ll also be giving away some exclusive free gifts, as well as holding a Japan Quiz with some fantastic prizes!

For more information and to buy a ticket, please click here to visit the official Hyper Japan website. Tickets on sale now!


Date: 10 July 2015 - 12 July 2015
Venue:

The O2, London

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J-Basic Online for Teachers 2015   org

This online course is for teachers with a basic level of Japanese who would like to build up their language skills. Through the course, you will develop a basic working knowledge of Japanese grammatical structures and build up your confidence and skills in using Japanese effectively in your classroom.  This course is provided by the Japan Foundation Sydney.

Course fee:  A$130 - A$190 (depending on stage) 

Who can sign up?
Any teacher residing in the UK, Australia or New Zealand who has a basic knowledge of Japanese, and can read hiragana and katakana.

What level of Japanese is it suitable for?
Four stages are available. We recommend you take the “level check test” to make sure you choose the best level for you. Stage 1 (the easiest) is suitable for those who know hiragana and katakana.  Stage 4 (the hardest) is about the same level as N5 (old Level 4) of the JLPT.

How does the course work?
Every week a new unit is uploaded. You will work through the unit at your own pace, and then complete your homework by the end of each week. Your homework will be marked and returned to you with helpful advice and comments from our Japanese Language Advisor. 

Feedback from previous participants:

“I have really enjoyed it, the course content is useful as covers all areas of the Japanese language i.e. speaking, listening, reading, writing – lots of writing practice which is a challenge but good practice!”

“I really, really like the Production task, especially as you get some prompt feedback from the Language Advisor. Brilliant!”

 2015 Dates 

  • Term 1 February 2 March 27
    Term 2 May 4 June 26
    Term 3 August 3 September 25
    Term 4 19 October December 11
    Term 1 February 2 - March 27
  • Term 2 May 4- June 26
  • Term 3 August 3 - September 25
  • Term 4 19 October - December 11
Session 1: 3 February – 28 March 2014
Session 2: 31 March – 23 May 2014
Session 3: 26 May – 18 July 2014
Session 4: 21 July – 12 September 2014
Session 5: 15 September– 7 November 2014

Session 6: 24 November 2014 -23 January 2015

 

 For more information and to enrol, please go to http://www.jpf.org.au/jbasic


Date: 3 February 2014 - 23 January 2015
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The Japan Foundation & SOAS Language and Culture Course (Beginner Level) - Term 3   org

Term 3 now closed for further applications

The Japan Foundation & SOAS Language and Culture Course (Beginner Level) is a new kind of course for beginners (JF Standard for Japanese Language Education A1 Breakthrough) of Japanese. It is based on the JF Standard for Japanese Language Education, rather than traditional methods of language education that focus on grammar and sentence structure. The aim of the course will be to use Japanese language skills to get to know people, visit restaurants and take part in many other Japan-related events. At the end of every lesson, participants will be able to perform specific, practical tasks in Japanese.

The course will not focus on language alone; learning Japanese culture will also be an important element in the lessons. The course will incorporate videos, games and media that will help you to learn about Japan and to give you the opportunity to use your new Japanese skills outside of the classroom. You will also have access to the supplementary MARUGOTO+ Japanese Learning websiteThis course is perfect for beginners of Japanese who would like to use their new language skills in practical situations and really connect with Japanese society.

  • Term 3 Dates: 23rd April 2015 – 23rd June 2015 (every Thursday)19:00 - 21:00
  • Course Leader: Mr Shinichiro Okajima, SOAS Language Centre
  • Venue: SOAS, University of London 
  • Course Fee: £330 per term, including course textbook and materials 

I liked the pace of the course and was surprised we learned hiragana and katakana [Japanese writing] so quickly. As it was an introductory course, I felt the balance was right for people who were complete beginners  and self-studying students like myself who had a little bit of language under my belt already. I certainly feel, after learning about ordering food, that I would be able to do this in Japan.” - JP Rutter, former course participant.

For more information to book your place please click here to visit the SOAS website. 

For full information about the course timetable, future term dates etc. please download the flier below.

Other Japanese courses organised by SOAS can be found here.


Date: 23 April 2015 - 23 June 2015 from 7.00pm
Venue:

Download JpLangCult 2014-2015
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J-CLan Initiative: Introduction to Japanese Culture and Language Teaching in Primary Education   JPsupported

 

This event takes the form of a half-day session for primary and secondary school teachers around Edinburgh, organised in order to give an introduction to the potential of teaching Japanese in primary schools in Scotland.
We will be showcasing ways in which Japanese language can be approached in the classroom, how an interest in Japanese can develop into a career, and the commonalities that are shared between Japan and Scotland.
This event includes student-led presentations introducing the J-CLan Initiative and the personal reflections on studying Japanese at a higher education level, speeches by leaders in the field of Japanese education in Britain, cultural demonstrations in the form of hands-on workshops, and a traditional Japanese performance. 
The running order of the day as follows:
12:45 - 13:30 Registration open (Lunch provided)
13:30 - 13:35 Welcome from the University of Edinburgh
13:35 - 14:05 Talk from Anne Rajakumar (Head of Japanese, Hockerill Anglo-European College)
14:10 - 15:00 Presentations on learning Japanese from current students of Japanese from the University of Edinburgh. 
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee break (Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a number of traditional craft workshops during this break)
15:20 - 16:05 Hanko stamp making workshop run by Mio Tsunematsu (Japan Foundation London)
16:05 - 16:25 Demonstration by the University of Edinburgh's Shorinji Kempo Doko.
16:25 - 16:40 "What Japanese can offer you and your students" Talk from Dr Yoko Matsumoto-Sturt (The University of Edinburgh)
16:40 - 16:45 Closing Remarks

This event takes the form of a half-day session for primary and secondary school teachers around Edinburgh, organised in order to give an introduction to the potential of teaching Japanese in primary schools in Scotland.

We will be showcasing ways in which Japanese language can be approached in the classroom, how an interest in Japanese can develop into a career, and the commonalities that are shared between Japan and Scotland.

This event includes student-led presentations introducing the J-CLan Initiative and the personal reflections on studying Japanese at a higher education level, speeches by leaders in the field of Japanese education in Britain, cultural demonstrations in the form of hands-on workshops, and a traditional Japanese performance. The running order of the day as follows:

12:45 - 13:30 Registration open (Lunch provided)
13:30 - 13:35 Welcome from the University of Edinburgh
13:35 - 14:05 Talk from Anne Rajakumar (Head of Japanese, Hockerill Anglo-European College)
14:10 - 15:00 Presentations on learning Japanese from current students of Japanese from the University of Edinburgh. 
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee break (Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a number of traditional craft workshops during this break)
15:20 - 16:05 Hanko stamp making workshop run by Mio Tsunematsu (Japan Foundation London)
16:05 - 16:25 Demonstration by the University of Edinburgh's Shorinji Kempo Doko.
16:25 - 16:40 "What Japanese can offer you and your students" Talk from Dr Yoko Matsumoto-Sturt (The University of Edinburgh)
16:40 - 16:45 Closing Remarks

Click here to book your place.

A flier for this event is available to download below.


Date: 22 May 2015 from 1.00pm
Venue:

The University of Edinburgh
Project Room, 50 George Square 
EH8 9JU Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Download Friday 22nd May J-CLan Event

 

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