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Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) July 2020 new
New A-Level Workshop!『Motto Yomu CHIKARA』Workshop Part2 - Material Development new
The Fifteenth Japanese Speech Contest for University Students
Nihongo Cup 2020

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) July 2020   org

The next JLPT will take place on Sunday, 5th July 2020 at two locations in the UK, London (SOAS University of London) and Edinburgh (The University of Edinburgh). The registration at each test centre will start in early- mid March.


Please see each university’s website for the application opening date and further details for registrations.



Please note that the registration at each test centre may close earlier when the test centre has reached its maximum capacity.


The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is designed to evaluate and certify the Japanese-language proficiency of non-native speakers of Japanese. The test is conducted twice a year, in July and December, in Japan and various locations around the world.


For more information about the JLPT exam and where to take the test, please visit the Official JLPT website

Date: 5 July 2020
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New A-Level Workshop!『Motto Yomu CHIKARA』Workshop Part2 - Material Development   org

Lecturers: Shoko Middleton, Michiyo Kato and Sachiko Yamaguchi

Language of workshop: Japanese (parts of the workshop will be in English)

Workshop content: This will be a hands-on workshop including the following activities:

  • Brief introduction of the new A-Level.
  • Introduction of activities using “Motto Yomu CHIKARA (the old AS resource)” for your A-Level classrooms.
  • Group work divided by units: Learning from each other by showing your materials and exchanging ideas.
  • Sharing the posters you will make with all participants.

Fee: Free (Registration is essential. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for CPD.)

Requirements: Participants must bring examples of A-Level teaching materials that they use. They do not need to make new materials/resources. A small amount of material is fine, such as:

  • Handout or homework (single sheet will be fine),
  • Activity/vocabulary cards you use in your lessons,
  • Some work made by your pupils,
  • Some data such as PPT or Quizlet (please bring your own laptop or ask to print out in advance),
  • Others

NOTE: Please be prepare to share your materials/resources and explain usage methods, any good points, any points to be improved, etc.


The deadline for registration is 10th Feb (at 17:00).

Limit of the participants: up to 30 teachers
Registration may close before the deadline if the number of participants reaches maximum capacity.

Contact: Hiroko Tanaka  

Date: 22 February 2020 from 1.00pm to 5.00pm

Venue: Monticello House, Anglo Educational Services

45 Russell Square,
London, WC1B 4JP
(Nearest stations: Russell Square, Euston, Holborn etc.)

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The Fifteenth Japanese Speech Contest for University Students   org

Come along and listen to what university students studying Japanese in the UK and Ireland have to say! The finalists will give their speeches and presentations in Japanese to an audience consisting of members of the public, fellow students, teachers, families, key figures from the UK-Japan community and a panel of judges.

This event is FREE to attend, but prior registration is required.

To register to attend, please click here.

(The deadline to register is 25th February, Tuesday)

The Fifteenth Japanese Speech Contest for University Students is organised by the British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (BATJ) and the Japan Foundation London in joint partnership. The event provides an opportunity for students from the UK and Ireland to demonstrate their Japanese speaking skills.

Download our event poster!

Date: 29 February 2020 from 1.00pm to 6.00pm

Great Hall, King's College London

Strand Campus, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

There will be areception form 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

The 15th Japanese Speech Cont4est is generously supported by:



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Nihongo Cup 2020   org

Nihongo Cup is the Japanese Speech Contest for Secondary School students 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!

Finals day will take place on 27th June 2020 (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, please download this "Application Pack" zip file by clicking here.

The Application Pack contains an application form, information and rules and a flier/poster.

The closing date for applications is: 20th March 2020

Date: 27 June 2020

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

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