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Japan Foundation at Language Show London 2017   org

Come and see the Japan Foundation at Language Show London 2017!

Language Show London is the UK's largest language event for those who offer products and services to language teachers, learners, translators, linguists, language professionals and businesses.

This year, the Japan Foundation is once again giving visitors chances to learn about Japanese language and culture. We will be running Japanese language tasters, talks and an information stand!

Our attractions include:

 

  • The Japan Foundation Information Stand

When: 13-15 October (Fri-Sun) 2017

Where: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH

Packed full of information about studying and teaching Japanese in the UK, our stand will be staffed with members of the Japan Foundation who would be delighted to give you advice on your Japanese studies. 

Our stand will include:

  • Resources and information about learning Japanese.
  • 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 Japanese language learning resources.

 

  • Talk: "Going for Gold in Sports and Languages"

When: 15 October (Sunday), 14:15-14:45

To win in sports, you need motivation, teamwork and perseverance. Paralympian gold medallist and Japanese learner Noel Thatcher believes this winning combination also leads to achievement in language learning. Hear his story of his journey to success and his experiences helping others to realise their potential in sports and languages.

 

  • Japanese Language Taster

When: 15 October (Sunday), 11:15-11:45

Experience Japanese language first hand with our taster session!

 

Don't miss out on the UK's biggest languages event - click here for more information and to register for free tickets!

Date: 13-15 October (Fri-Sun) 2017

Venue: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH


Date: 13 October 2017 - 15 October 2017
Venue:

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH

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Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) December 2017   org

The next Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) will take place on Sunday December 3rd 2017. It will be held at SOAS University of London, the University of Edinburgh and Cardiff University.

Deadline to apply: Thursday, 5th October for all 3 test sites. Sites will close earlier when the number of applicants reach the maximum. We highly recommend you to submit the application as early as possible to secure your place at your preferred site.

Please make sure you apply directly at the university where you wish to take the test.

1. SOAS University of London   Registration start: Late August
If you require special arrangements, please contact the university before applying by mid September

> CLICK HERE for more information and to apply at SOAS. 

As the maximum number of applicants has been reached, applications to take the test at SOAS are now closed.

2. University of Edinburgh    Registration start: 21 August 2017, 10am
If you require special arrangements, please contact the university before applying by 8th September, 4pm

> CLICK HERE for more information and to apply at the University of Edinburgh

3. Cardiff University    Registration start: 21st August 2017

Applicants requiring special arrangements should contact the university by email stating 'special arrangements' in the subject line before making an application by 8th September.

> CLICK HERE for more information and to apply at Cardiff University

For more information about the JLPT please click here to visit the official JLPT website.


Date: 3 December 2017
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The 13th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students   org

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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