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Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) December 2018
Japan Conference for Schools 2018 new
The 14th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students new

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 Conference for Schools 2018   org

Applications are now OPEN for the Japan Conference for Schools that will be held on Friday 12th October 2018.

This is a free one-day conference for teachers to network and share ideas about bringing Japan and Japanese into schools. 

The event is open to schools or local authorities that are new to the study of Japan, schools already implementing Japanese in their curriculum, those involved with partnerships in Japan and schools looking to enhance or develop an existing programme of Japan-related study.

There will be general sessions as well as sessions specifically geared to Primary or Secondary teaching.

As part of the event, there will also be a Pearson A-Level CPD Workshop, covering the new A-Level syllabus. This workshop will run from 11:20 to 15:50 in three separate sessions with the cooperation of Pearson.

The Pearson A-Level CPD Workshop is aimed at teachers who are either currently teaching the Japanese A-Level in a UK school or will be in the near future.

This event is FREE but prior booking is essential.

The booking deadline is 5th October 2018.

Numbers for this event are limited, so we strongly urge those interested to apply as soon as possible.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PEARSON CPD A-LEVEL WORKSHOPS
Applications for the Pearson CPD A-Level Workshop are now CLOSED.
This is because applications have reached maximum capacity. We are sorry for any disappointment caused. You may still apply to attend other Conference workshops.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PEARSON CPD A-LEVEL WORKSHOPS

Please note applications for the Pearson CPD A-Level Workshop are now CLOSED.

This is because applications have reached maximum capacity. We are sorry for any disappointment caused. You may still apply to be on the waiting list for the CPD A-Level Workshop using our application form. You may also still apply to attend other Conference workshops.

The main Conference workshops (session one, two and three below) are still open for applications.

The day will be divided into three "sessions". For each "session", participants can choose one workshop. Please note that participants can choose to attend EITHER the Pearson A-Level CPD workshop OR a combination of the other session workshops running throughout the day.

Workshops that will be running include:

NB: These workshop titles are TBC. Content may be subject to change.

Session One

-       Designing and Managing Japanese Language Instruction for a Multi-level Class (Marina Sereda-Linley)

-       Cross-Curricular Focused (Primary): Introducing Japan/Japanese at Primary Level (Roger Whitewick)

-       Cross-Curricular Focused (Secondary): Introducing Japan/Japanese at Secondary Level (Stephen Schwab)

Session Two

-       Language Focused: Manga as a gateway to learning: an approach to recruit and sustain students of Japanese (Emma McQuillan)

-       Cross-Curricular Focused (Primary): Maths Through Japanese (Clare Kuroishi)

-       Cross-Curricular Focused (Secondary): Enrichment and Curriculum Ideas to Engage Japanese Learners (Katy Simpson)

Session Three

-       Language Focused: Japan Foundation Grants Information Session (Japan Foundation Staff)

-       Cross-Curricular Focused (Primary): Haiku (Paul Conneally)

-       Cross-Curricular Focused (Secondary): Art in the Japanese Classroom (Sarah Phillips)

For more information on each workshop, as well as our provisional schedule, please click here.

To fill out our online application form, please click here!

If you have any queries, please contact: info.language@jpf.org.uk


Date: 12 October 2018 from 10.00am to 4.15pm
Venue:

The British Council 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BN


                

This event is co-organised by Japan Foundation London and the Japan Society with generous support from the British Council.

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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
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