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12th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students FINALS DAY
NIHONGO CUP | The Japanese Speech Contest for Secondary Schools in the UK
Marugoto Japanese Language & Culture Course (A1 Beginner Stage 2 Level) | TERM 2

12th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students FINALS DAY   org

Come along and listen to what university students studying Japanese in the UK have to say! The finalists will give their speeches and presentations in Japanese to an audience of fellow students, teachers, parents, key figures from the UK-Japan world and a panel of judges. The contest will be followed by a reception.

The Twelfth Japanese Speech Contest for University Students is organised by the British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (BATJ) and the Japan Foundation London in joint partnership. The event provides an opportunity for students from the UK and Ireland to demonstrate their Japanese speaking skills.

Free entry, no booking required!

Thinking of going? Let others know through our Facebook Event page.

Date: 4 March 2017 from 1.00pm to 6.00pm

King’s College London, Strand Campus, Strand, London. WC2R 2LS.

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The 12th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students is generously supported by:

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

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Marugoto Japanese Language & Culture Course (A1 Beginner Stage 2 Level) | TERM 2   org

Term 2 of the Marugoto Japanese Language & Culture Course (A1 Stage 2 Level) is now open for enrolment!  

This course is based on communicative approaches to learning, rather than traditional methods of language education that focus purely on grammar and sentence structure. It uses the Marugoto Coursebooks for Activities textbook series published by the Japan Foundation.

This course is suitable for those who may wish to learn basic Japanese conversation, such as those going to Japan on holiday or for business purposes, or those who want to learn it just for fun! You can view the course syllabus here.

The aim of this course is to use Japanese language skills to get to know people, order in Japanese restaurants and gain knowledge about Japanese customs. During the course, participants will be able to perform specific, practical tasks in Japanese. The course will not focus on language alone: learning about Japanese culture will also be an important element. More details of the course can be found here.

This course is perfect for beginners of Japanese who would like to use their new language skills in practical situations, and to really connect with Japanese society.

Term 2 Dates: 17 Jan 2017 - 21 Mar 2017 (every Tuesday), 19:00 - 21:00

 Course Fee: £330 per ten-week term, including course textbook and materials

HOW TO ENROL: Email to arrange assessments

Date: 17 January 2017 - 21 March 2017 from 7.00pm to 9.00pm

SOAS Language Centre, 22 Russell Square, London. WC1H 0XG

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