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Online Seminar – How to Start Extensive Reading in Japanese/ オンライン研修会「日本語多読のはじめ方」 new
Online Seminar – Follow-up Session: Let’s Use Chat GPT for Learning Japanese! / オンラインフォローアップ研修会「Chat GPTを日本語学習に使ってみよう!」 new
Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) July 2024 new

Kobanashi - Introductory Hands-on Workshop for Teachers   org

  • I want to try out some new activities.
  • I wonder if there are  any activities that are fun for learners and beneficial for learning Japanese.
  • Are there any activities that make the most of each learner’s’ uniqueness?
  • Learning Japanese for exams is boring.
  • I am always looking for ideas to incorporate Japanese culture into lessons.

If any of these apply to you, why not take part in the ‘Kobanashi Introductory Hands-on Workshop for Teachers’?

‘Kobanashi’ is style of Japanese sitting comedy, performed as a prelude to rakugo. ‘Kobanashi’ stories are short, and of course fun, so it is a good activity even for learners at a beginner level. You might feel that it could maybe be difficult for teachers who are not native Japanese speakers, but this is not the case.

In this workshop, we will listen to stories of Japanese language education practices where ‘Kobanashi’ has been adopted, experience performing ‘Kobanashi’, then, will have time for reflecting on our own Japanese language teaching  practices until now and think about what we will pursue in the future.

Lastly, you can hear some exciting news from the Japan Foundation, London!

We are looking forward to your application!

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  • Theme: Kobanashi Introductory Hands-on Workshop for Teachers
  • Date: 9th June 2024, Sunday, 10:00 to 12:00 (BST/ UTC+1) / 11:00 to 13:00 (CEST)
  • Venue: Online (Zoom meeting)
  • Participation fee: Free
  • Spoken languages: Japanese and English

              * Simple and easy Japanese will be used. (A2+ to B1 level of JF Standard / CEFR)

              * Slides will be bilingual, in English and Japanese.

 

  • Target audience: Japanese language educators who are based in the United Kingdom and Europe

* Those with NO experience of Japanese teaching practice incorporating ‘Kobanashi’ are also very welcome.

*Those with an interest in Japanese language education who are not currently teaching (including students) are very welcome to attend.

*In the event that we receive many applications, applicants living in the UK or Ireland will be prioritised.

 

  • Maximum number of participants: 60
  • Facilitators (Alphabetical order):

BRAND Nayuta

KAMURA MIRTO Aya

KAWASHIMA Makiko
OFUNE Chisato

TAKAGI Michiko

  *Advisor:HATASA Kazumi

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     *Application deadline: 3rd June 2024, Monday, BST/UTC+1  16:00, CEST 17:00

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Contact: The Japan Foundation, London Language Team: events.japanese@jpf.go.jp (English & Japanese)


Date: 9 June 2024 from 10.00am to 12.00pm
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The 2024 Survey on Japanese Language Education!   org

The Japan Foundation (JF) conducts its “Survey on Japanese Language Education” every three years in order to confirm the current state of Japanese language education in countries and regions around the world.

The information collected is very important as the results are widely used as basic data to understand the situation of Japanese language education all around the world.

The results will be compiled into a report containing the latest information concerning the current state of Japanese language education. They will also be utilised in our "search engine for institutions offering Japanese-language education".

The 2024 survey will be conducted from September 2024, but we wish to tell you basic information about the survey below. Additionally, your cooperation would be appreciated at this stage with item “5.” (“Request for information about institutions offering Japanese education”).

1.     Survey coverage

2.     Survey items

3.     Survey method

4.     Reward for responding to survey

5.     Request for information about institutions offering Japanese education.

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1. Survey coverage:

All organisations that potentially offer Japanese language education outside Japan.

The following organisations are NOT covered by the survey:

  • Groups and activities that are not associated with an actual organisation
  • Overseas educational institutions that offer only ‘kokugo’ (Japanese national language) education 

*However, overseas educational institutions offering courses that are not ‘kokugo’ education (Japanese as a heritage language / foreign language) will be covered at the departmental/course level.

  • Broadcasters or website operators providing Japanese-language education for an unspecified number of people
  • Short-term Japanese language experience activities

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2. Survey items:

(11 questions in total. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete).

Basic information on your organisation (organisation name, name of Japanese-language education department , address / URL, contact information, institution type, educational stage (level) (in formal education terms, primary / secondary (lower/upper) / higher, other education), positioning of Japanese-language learning

Number of teachers (by education stage (level), breakdown of full-time/part-time, number of teachers who are native Japanese language speakers)

Number of Japanese language learners (breakdown by education stage (level))*

Whether degree awarding, Japanese language teacher training courses, and online classes are offered

Purposes and reasons for learners’ Japanese language learning, the state of Japanese language development at your organisation

*In the case of primary and secondary education, there is a question about the number of learners studying the Japanese language as a formal subject or as an extracurricular activity. In the case of universities, there is a question about the number of learners studying the Japanese language as a major, as a non-major, or as an extracurricular activity. Preparing these figures beforehand and having them at hand will help you in completing the survey smoothly.

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3. Survey method:

A questionnaire format to be answered online. The URL of the form will be sent to you via email.

*In some cases, we may seek your cooperation via a different method, such as over the telephone.

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4. Reward for responding to survey:

After you have submitted your response, you will be able to download supplementary Japanese language teaching materials created by the Japan Foundation. Please use them in your lessons.

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5. Request for information about institutions offering Japanese education.

Prior to the survey, we are seeking information on organisations that may teach Japanese in the UK. It does not have to be the organisation where you work . Ambiguous information is also welcome. If you know information on any organisations that may teach Japanese language, please provide information by the following ways. We appreciate your cooperation.

1.     Fill in the form.

2.     Send an email to LO_survey@jpf.go.jp

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For your information, the institute that can be searched from the website below are responded that they offer Japanese language education in the previous survey in 2021.

Search criteria | Survey Report on Japanese-Language Education Abroad 2021 (jpf.go.jp)

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If your organisation does not receive a request despite offering Japanese-language education, or you have any other inquiries, please contact us via the email above. 

We are hoping that a large number of organisations will cooperate with the survey and would like to ask for your help in this survey as without your answers your Japanese language education activities will not be reflected in the data and we will not have fully accurate figures, which would negatively affect the value of the survey.

 

Thank you for your support.


Date: 30 May 2024
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Online Seminar – How to Start Extensive Reading in Japanese/ オンライン研修会「日本語多読のはじめ方」   org

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Title: Online Seminar – How to Start Extensive Reading in Japanese/ オンライン研修会「日本語多読のはじめ方」

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The Japan Foundation offices (Madrid, Budapest and London) will jointly hold an online teachers’ seminar on the topic ‘How to Start Extensive Reading in Japanese’ on 14th June 2024 (Friday).

The theme, date and time of the seminar are as follows. Please find the event details below written in Japanese.

*Please note that information is only available in Japanese, as the seminar will be conducted in Japanese. Thank you for your understanding.

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 Theme: How to Start Extensive Reading in Japanese

 Date/Time: 14th June 2024 (Friday),  9:00-11:00 (BST/UTC+1)

 Application Deadline: 2nd June 2024 (Sunday)

Online form

 Enquiries:

 The Japan Foundation, Madrid:  nihongo.kyoshi@jpf.go.jp  (Japanese / Spanish)

 The Japan Foundation, London enquiries: events.japanese@jpf.go.jp  (Japanese / English)

 

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このたびマドリード日本文化センターが中心となり、国際交流基金の欧州3拠点共催で2024614日(金)にオンライン日本語教師研修会を開催する運びとなりました。

 

今回のテーマは「日本語多読のはじめ方」。

『言語教育における多読』(くろしお出版)の訳者のお一人、渡部倫子先生をお呼びしての開催です。

 

多くの方にご参加いただけると幸いです。

 

テーマ:日本語多読のはじめ方

日時:2024614日(金)9:00-11:00 (英国夏時間)

形式:オンライン(Zoom

使用言語:日本語

対象:多読に関心のある方

講師:渡部倫子  先生 (広島大学 大学院人間社会科学研究科 教授)

   

申込:Online form62日(金))

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              ※ポスターの時刻は、スペイン・ポルトガル時刻で表示されています。英国、アイルランドからのご参加のみなさまは、ポルトガルと同じ時間帯です。どうぞ時差にご注意ください。

 

講師からのメッセージ:

日本語教育の分野で2000年代に急速に注目されはじめ、現在では多くの教育機関で実践されている多読。その目的や効果には、どのようなものがあるでしょうか。また、精読とはどんな違いがあるのでしょうか。この講演では、多読の目的を明確にしたうえで、研究結果に基づいた多読の効果や、多読を取り入れたカリキュラムのポイントや活動例などについて丁寧に紹介します。

 

講師略歴:

広島大学にて博士号(教育学)を取得後、岡山大学言語教育センター等で日本語教育に従事し、現在は広島大学大学院日本語教育学講座の教授として、日本語教員養成と主に言語評価に関する研究を行っている。主な著書に『言語教育における多読』(くろしお出版)、『日本語でPEACE CLIL実践ガイド』(凡人社)、『算数文章題が解けない子どもたち』(岩波書店)など。Language Assessment Quarterly,  Journal of Extensive Reading,『日本語教育学』、『第二言語としての日本語の習得研究』、『日本テスト学会誌』などに論文を発表している。日本語教育学会の理事、第二言語習得研究会のジャーナル委員長、日本言語テスト学会の研究会運営委員、広島市日本語教育総合調整会議の座長などを歴任。

 

問い合わせ先 : 国際交流基金マドリード日本文化センター  nihongo.kyoshi@jpf.go.jp

 


Date: 14 June 2024 from 9.00am to 11.00am
Venue:

Online event

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Online Seminar – Follow-up Session: Let’s Use Chat GPT for Learning Japanese! / オンラインフォローアップ研修会「Chat GPTを日本語学習に使ってみよう!」  

 

The Japan Foundation offices (Cologne and London) will jointly hold an online teachers’ follow-up session on the topic ‘Let’s Use Chat GPT for learning Japanese’ on 13th July 2024 (Saturday).

This seminar is open both for those who attended the seminar held on 13 April 2024, and also for those who have watched the recorded video of the seminar!

The other details of the seminar, such as the theme, date and time, are as follows. Please find the event details below written in Japanese.

*Please note that information is only available in Japanese, as the seminar will be conducted in Japanese. Thank you for your understanding.

 

 Theme: Follow-up Session: Let’s Use Chat GPT for Learning Japanese!

 Date/Time: 13th July 2024 (Friday),  9:00-12:00 (BST/UTC+1)

 Application Deadline: 8th July 2024 (Monday)

Online form

 Eligibility: Those who attended the online seminar held on 13th April 2024

                      Those who have watched the recorded video of the 13th April 2024 seminar

                (Video is available from:

https://youtu.be/MYSYReGKqPE?si=SsU9um703-GTCy5T)

 

 Enquiries:

 The Japan Foundation, Cologne:  kurse@jpf.go.jp  (Japanese / German)

 The Japan Foundation, London enquiries: events.japanese@jpf.go.jp  (Japanese / English)

 

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このたび国際交流基金ケルン日本文化会館とロンドン日本文化センターの共催で2024713日(土)にオンライン日本語教師研修会を開催する運びとなりました。

この研修会は、413日に開催されたフォローアップ研修という位置づけで行います。

 

413日のセミナーに参加していない方も、セミナーのビデオを視聴すれば参加できます!

この機会に「Chat GPT」をどのように日本語学習、日本語教育に活用できるか、私たちと一緒に考えてみませんか?

 

みなさまのご参加、お待ちしています。

 

テーマ:

日時:2024713日(土)9:00-12:00 (英国夏時間)

形式:オンライン(Zoom

使用言語:日本語

対象: 日本語教師研修会2024春(4/13実施)に参加した方

     セミナー動画「ChatGPTを日本語学習に使ってみよう!」を視聴した方

    (まだの方はこちらからどうぞ!

https://youtu.be/MYSYReGKqPE?si=SsU9um703-

※実践共有、アイデア提案にご協力くださる方の参加を優先します。

講師:東健太郎(国際交流基金ケルン日本文化会館 日本語教育アドバイザー)

定員:90名程度

参加費:無料

使用言語:日本語

   

申込:https://forms.office.com/r/tV44NAj0xN 

*締切:7月8日(月)12:00

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【講師から一言、二言、三言】

今回の研修会も前回と同じく、ChatGPTを取り上げます。

4月の研修会からちょうど3か月。前回の内容を踏まえて、みなさんがどのようにChatGPTを日本語学習や日本語教育に活用しているか、これからどのように活用したいのかをシェアする場です。

前回は私がず~~~っっっとしゃべりましたが、今回は全員参加型の会になるよう企画しています。

Q. 研修内容は?

今回の内容は次の3つです。

ChatGPT最新情報:5月にリリースされたGPT-4oを取り上げます。

・実践共有:参加者のみなさんの実践共有と、私自身の実践共有を行います。

・アイデア提案:テーマごとのブレイクアウトルームを自由に行き来して、興味のあるテーマに関するアイデアを提案&共有します。        

Q. おすすめポイントは?

いろいろな人の活用例を共有できるので、今回はさらなる広がりを期待しています!前回が基礎編だとすると、今回は発展編ですね。人数に限りがありますので、お急ぎください!

 

問い合わせ先 :ケルン日本文化会館  kurse@jpf.go.jp(日本語/ドイツ語)

ロンドン日本文化センター: events.japanese@jpf.go.jp  (日本語/英語)

 


Date: 8 July 2024 from 9.00am to 12.00pm
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Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) July 2024  

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is a test for non-native speakers of Japanese which evaluates and certifies their Japanese-Language proficiency. The test takes place twice a year (July and December) in Japan and various locations around the world. Currently, it is the largest Japanese language test in the world, with more than 1.36 million people in 87 countries worldwide having registered for the JLPT in 2019.

The next JLPT will take place on Sunday, 7th July 2024. Registration will start at each test centre in March. 

Please check this page for any updates on UK test centres for the July 2024 JLPT. For application opening dates and registration details, please refer to each university’s website using the links below:

Japan Research Centre, SOAS University of London

University of Leicester

Please note that the JLPT is very popular and registration at each test centre will close when the test centre has reached its maximum capacity.

For more information about the test, please visit JLPT website.

Ø  Let’s Try Sample Questions!

Ø  Download a Guide to the 2024 Japanese-Language Proficiency Test.


Date: 7 July 2024
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