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NIHONGO CUP | The Japanese Speech Contest for Secondary Schools in the UK
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) July 2017 new

NIHONGO CUP | The Japanese Speech Contest for Secondary Schools in the UK   org

We are delighted to announce that the Nihongo Cup Japanese Speech Contest for Secondary School Students in the UK is open for applications!

This contest is open to students in the UK studying Japanese language. There are three categories: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4&5 Pre-GCSE, and Key Stage 4&5 Post GCSE. Finalists will be invited to perform their speech at Conway Hall in front of a panel of judges and VIPs from the field of Japanese language education and Japan-UK relations, for the chance to win some fantastic prizes – including a trip to Japan!

KS3 applicants should prepare a speech with the title “My Ideal Holiday”. The theme may be interpreted in any way, and creativity is encouraged. 

Applicants in the KS4 &KS5 pre-GCSE and KS4 & KS5 post-GCSE categories are free to choose their own theme.  

Closing date for entries: Fri 24th March 2017
Finals Day: Sat 24th June 2017

Download the Application Pack below for more information, application forms and a poster that you can use to promote the contest within your school.


Date: 15 December 2016 - 24 March 2017
Download Nihongo Cup -Application Pack

Nihongo Cup is organised by the Association for Language Learning (ALL) and the Japan Foundation London.

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Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) July 2017   org

The next Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) will take place on Sunday July 2nd 2017. It will be held at SOAS University of London and the University of Edinburgh.

Please make sure you apply directly at the university where you wish to take the test.

1. SOAS University of London
Deadline to apply: 5th April (Wednesday)
If you require special arrangements, please contact SOAS by 24th March.

> CLICK HERE for more information and to apply at SOAS.


2. University of Edinburgh
Deadline to apply: 6th April (Thursday), 16:00
If you require special arrangements, please contact University of Edinburgh by 31st March.

> CLICK HERE for more information and to apply at the University of Edinburgh

Test centres will close before the deadlines once they have reached their maximum capacity.

For more information about the JLPT please click here to visit the official JLPT website.


Date: 14 March 2017 - 6 April 2017
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