Come and see the Japan Foundation at Language Show Live 2014!
Language Show Live is the UK’s largest language event and the show for those who offer products and services to language teachers, learners, translators, linguists, language professionals and businesses. This year, the Japan Foundation are giving visitors more chances than ever before to learn about Japanese language and culture. Our attractions will include:
The Japan Foundation Information Stand
When: 17th, 18th, 19th October
Where: Olympia Central, Hammersmith Road, London (Stand no. 709)
Packed full of information about studying and teaching Japanese in the UK, our stand will be staffed with members of Japan Foundation who would be delighted to give you advice on your Japanese studies. Our stand will also include:
- A Japan Quiz, with the chance to win a goody bag full of Japan Foundation exclusive gifts
- A name-writing corner – make your own Japanese name sticker!
- Free little gifts to take home with you
- The stand will be shared with JP Books, a supplier of Japanese books including learning resources for Japanese language.
Presentation: “Teaching Primary Languages & Culture through Kami-shibai – Traditional Japanese Storytelling”
When: Friday 17 October, 16.00 – 16.45
Kami-shibai (“paper drama”) is a traditional form of storytelling in Japan, in which the storyteller uses large pictures to engage the audience and aid their understanding. In this presentation, we will demonstrate how kami-shibai can be used to make the learning of any language fun and effective, in addition to inspiring pupils’ creativity and cultural awareness. The presentation will include examples of how kami-shibai has been used to teach language and other subjects in UK schools, as well as a bilingual kami-shibai performance that we hope all audience members, young and old, can enjoy!
Japanese Language taster
When: Saturday 18 October, 13.30- 14.00
Experience Japanese language first hand by taking a taster lesson!
Seminar: “Going beyond Europe: A case study of success in teaching Japanese language in a UK School” with Crispin Chambers
When: Sunday 19th, 11.45 - 12.30
Crispin Chambers, 2013 winner of Pearson Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School, will share his success story of raising enthusiasm and achievement among the students at Tavistock School, by teaching them a more unusual language: Japanese.
Don’t miss out on the UK’s biggest languages event – click here for more information and to book your place (entrance is free if registered in advance)!
17 October 2014
- 19 October 2014
Olympia Central, London