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Dartford Grammar School and Japan Foundation GCSE and IB Meeting new
Nihongo Cup 2019 - Applications Open!
The 14th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students
Japan Foundation and British Association for Teachers of Japanese Seminar new

Dartford Grammar School and Japan Foundation GCSE and IB Meeting   org

There will be a Japanese GCSE and IB Meeting at King’s College London on Friday 8th February 2019. This will be an opportunity for teachers teaching GCSE Japanese and/or IB Japanese to share and discuss schemes of work and resources; conduct moderation and share good practice in preparation for upcoming changes to the GCSE and IB syllabus.

The day will be divided with GCSE sessions taking place in the morning and IB sessions taking place in the afternoon.

  • Event: Dartford Grammar School and Japan Foundation GCSE and IB Meeting
  • Date: 8th February 2019 (Friday)
  • Schedule: 9:30 - 12:50 GCSE meeting, 13:30 - 16:30 IB meeting
  • Cost: Delegates will need to pay a contribution fee - Please refer to the booking form for details.
  • What to Bring on the Day: Delegates attending this event will need to bring a copy of:

- Their Scheme of work
 - Resources (for ideas/resource sharing)

To download a booking form to register for this event, please click here


Date: 8 February 2019
Venue:

Room FWB2.40, Franklin-Wilkins Building, King's College, London SE1 9NH


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Nihongo Cup 2019 - Applications Open!   org

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 the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford 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 22nd March 2019 (Friday) and finals day will take place on 22nd June 2019 (Saturday). Finals will take place at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford.

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

To find out more and for application forms, you can download the Zip file linked below.


Date: 12 December 2018 - 22 March 2019
Download NC2019 Application Pack

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

          

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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 (applications for this category have now closed)

 

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 (applications for this category have now closed)

 

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 (applications for this category have now closed)

*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
Venue:

     

 

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

 

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Japan Foundation and British Association for Teachers of Japanese Seminar  

The Japan Foundation and British Association for Teachers of Japanese Seminar will take place on 23rd February 2019 at Manchester University.

The theme of the seminar is: "Theory and Practice to Connect Japanese Language Education”

The speaker will be Chihiro Kinoshita Thomson, a Professor of Japanese Studies at New South Wales University.

The seminar is open to both BATJ members and non-members.

Please note the seminar will be held in Japanese.

 

Participation fee: £5 (flat fee for both BATJ members and non-members; pay at the door)

Online participation: This seminar will also be available online as a partial live-streaming test for BATJ members ONLY.  There is no fee for those wishing to participate online.

 

To see the abstract and to book your place, please click here (Japanese) or here (English)

(Currently online registration is open only for in-person participation. The registration for online participation will be opened shortly).


Date: 23 February 2019 from 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Venue:

University of Manchester Student Union, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR


Enquiries: seminar@batj.org.uk

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