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The 13th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students

Primary Japanese Resource Sharing Workshop 2018   org

This event will bring together primary teachers of Japanese to share their ideas about what went well with their Japanese teaching over the last year. There will be information about how teachers have used the scheme of work, how they improved the resources, what worked best, as well as introduce other useful resources or ideas that they have tried in their classes.

This event will also introduce new resources that can be used alongside the Japan Foundation’s Japanese Scheme of Work for Key Stage 2.  This will help give teachers of Japanese information and ideas to continue teaching Japanese for Years 3 to 6.


Date: 25 January 2018 from 1.30pm to 5.00pm
Venue:

Monticello House, 45 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4JP


The event is free but booking is essential.
Deadline for applications: 18th January 2018

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Nihongo Cup 2018 - Applications Open!   org

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

Nihongo Cup, the Japanese Speech Contest for Secondary School students, is accepting applications across three categories: Key Stage 3, Pre-GCSE Key Stage 4/5, and Post GCSE Key Stage 4 and 5.

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!

Applications will close on 23rd March 2018 (Friday) and finals day will take place on 16 June 2018 (Saturday). Finals will take place at Conway Hall in London.

  • To apply, please download the application pack below:

Application Pack

 The pack contains:

  • 1 Application Form
  • List of Information and Rules
  • A flier for promoting the contest in your school

You can also find articles about previous Nihongo Cup finals on our News Page.


Date: 14 December 2017 - 23 March 2018

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

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The 13th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students   org

Applications for this year's speech contest have now closed.

We are delighted to announce that the 13th 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 24th February 2018 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: The Speech Category is for those who are studying Japanese as either a degree or non-degree course at a university in the UK or Ireland including as an elective, optional or other university-based language course.
Application Deadline: 9th November 2017

2. Individual Presentation Category: The Individual Presentation Category is aimed at those studying Japanese at post beginner/intermediate level. Participants will give a PowerPoint presentation using Japanese.
Application Deadline: 1st December 2017

3. Group Presentation Category: Aimed at those studying Japanese at beginner level. Participants will take part in groups of two to four students and give a PowerPoint presentation using Japanese.
Application Deadline: 8th December 2017

Videos from the 12th Contest Finals Day can be viewed here

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


Date: 21 August 2017 - 8 December 2017
Download FAQ(13)
Download ApplicationForm-Speech_Category(13)
Download Rules and guidance - Speech Category
Download ApplicationForm-Individual_Presentation_Category(13)
Download ApplicationForm-Group_Presentation_Category(13)
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