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Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) December 2018
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Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) December 2018   org

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is a test which evaluates and certifies the Japanese-Language proficiency of non-native speakers of Japanese. The test is conducted twice a year in Japan and various locations around the world. More than one million people in eighty-one countries and areas worldwide registered for the JLPT exam in 2017. Please visit the JLPT website for more information about the test. You can try sample questions here.

The next JLPT will take place on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at the three locations in the UK: SOAS, the University of London, the University of Edinburgh, and Cardiff University.

Please refer to the university websites for registration details.


Date: 2 December 2018

Application deadlines:

Application dates vary according to the institution hosting the exam. 

  • 17 August 2018 – 5 October 2018 (London) - Applications to take the JLPT at SOAS, the London test site, have now closed.
  • 13 August 2018 – 5 October 2018 (Edinburgh)
  • 20 August 2018 – 5 October 2018 (Cardiff)

The deadline for applications will be Friday, 5 October but it may close earlier if the test centre has reached its maximum capacity.

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Japan Foundation at the Language Show London 2018   org

Come and see the Japan Foundation at Language Show London 2018!

The Language Show London is the UK's largest language event for those who offer products and services to language teachers, learners, translators, linguists, language professionals and businesses.

This year, the Japan Foundation is once again giving visitors chances to learn about Japanese language and culture. We will be running Japanese language tasters, talks and an information stand!

Our attractions include:

  • The Japan Foundation Information Stand

When: 9-11 November (Fri-Sun) 2018

Where: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX.

Packed full of information about studying and teaching Japanese in the UK, our stand will be staffed with members of the Japan Foundation who would be delighted to give you advice on your Japanese studies. 

  • Talk: "Snow Monkey - Science in the Language Class at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland" Sandie Robb

When: 10 November (Saturday), 15:30-16:15

Sandie Robb, senior education officer at RZSS, will give a talk about promoting the cross-curricular teaching of languages and science. With the help of a Japan Foundation grant, Sandie produced the "Snow Monkey Pack", a collection of fun learning materials centred on the Japanese macaque. Using the pack, pupils have been able to learn all about Japanese language as well as Japanese wildlife, georgraphy and culture. Cross-curricular teaching is an innovative way to help children encounter languages and simultaneously deepen their understanding of the wider world.

  • Japanese Language Tasters

When: 9 November (Friday), 17:15-17:45 and 10 November (Saturday), 16:30-17:00

Experience Japanese language first hand with our taster sessions!


Date: 9 November 2018 - 11 November 2018
Venue:

Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX


For more information, please click here.

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The 14th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students   org

We are delighted to announce that the 14th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students is open for applications!

This contest gives students the chance to make their voices heard in Japanese, and win some fantastic prizes! Finalists will all perform their speeches on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at King’s College London.

:: Contest Aims
The main purpose of the event is to improve the speaking and presentation skills of students studying Japanese as a foreign language. Through this event, we hope to promote Japanese language learning at higher education level in the UK and Ireland.

:: Who can apply?
The contest is aimed at undergraduate students who are currently studying Japanese as a foreign language at a university in the UK or Ireland.

 

There are three different categories:

1. Speech Category:  For those studying a Japanese course aiming for the equivalent of JF standard C1 or C2 at a university the UK or Ireland including as an elective, optional or other university-based language course. Six finalists will be selected.

Application Deadline: 22nd November 2018

 

2. Individual Presentation Category: For those studying a Japanese course aiming for the equivalent of JF standard B1 or B2. Participants will give a PowerPoint presentation using Japanese. The aim of the presentation is to introduce a particular theme to the audience, for example a region, event, custom, etc. from the UK or another country outside Japan. Five finalists will be selected.

Application Deadline: 10th December 2018

 

3. Group Presentation Category: For those studying a Japanese course aiming for the equivalent of JF standard A1 or A2. Participants will take part in groups of two to four students and give a PowerPoint presentation using Japanese. The aim of the presentation is to introduce a particular theme to the audience, for example a region, event, custom, etc. from the UK or another country outside Japan. Five groups which are selected to present during the finals day will be given a special award.

Application Deadline: 17th December 2018

*Details of JF Standard can be found here:

http://jfstandard.jp/pdf/jfs2015_pamphlet_eng.pd

 

Videos from the 13th Contest Finals Day can be viewed here

Please see the files below for contest poster, FAQ and application forms for each category.

- Frequently Asked Questions

- Contest Poster

- Speech Category Application Form

- Speech Category Rules and Guidance

- Individual Presentation Category Application Form

- Group Presentation Category Application Form



Date: 24 August 2018 - 17 December 2018

The 14th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students is generously supported by:

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