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Japan Foundation at the Language Show London 2019
The 15th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) December 2019

Japan Foundation at the Language Show London 2019   org

Come and see the Japan Foundation at the Language Show London 2019!

The Language Show London is a language event for those who offer products and services ot language teachers, learners, translators, linguists, language professionals and businesses.

This year, the Japan Foundation is once again giving visitors a chance 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: 15-17 November (Fri-Sun) 2019

Where: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX

Packed full of information about studying and teaching Japanese in the UK, staff members from the Japan Foundation London would be delighted to give you advice on learning Japanese or teaching Japanese. We can also write your name in Japanese for you, and teach you how to write it yourself!

  • Talk: Cross curricular learning: Japanese through maths

When: 17 November (Sunday), 3:30pm to 4:15pm

As student take-up of languages decreases and languages are squeezed out of the curriculum, Clare Kuroishi, an experienced Japanese classroom teacher, talks about the techniques and outcomes of incorporating languages with other subjects based on her experience of incorporating Japanese with the teaching of mathematics.

  • Japanese Language Tasters

When: 15 November (Friday), 2:15pm to 2:45pm / 16 November (Saturday), 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Ever wanted to try learning Japanese? Experience Japanese language first hand with our taster sessions! Beginners welcome. There will be two tasters, one on Friday and a repeat on Saturday.


Date: 15 November 2019 - 17 November 2019
Venue:

Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX


For more information, please click here.

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The 15th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students   org

We are delighted to announce that the 15th 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 29th February 2020 in the Great Hall, 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. Five finalists will be selected.

Application Deadline: 11th November 2019 

 

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: 9th December 2019 

 

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: 16th December 2019

*Details of JF Standard can be found here:

http://jfstandard.jp/pdf/jfs2015_pamphlet_eng.pd

 

Videos from the 14th Contest Finals Day can be viewed here - Coming soon!

Please see the files below for contest poster, FAQ and application forms for each category.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contest Poster

Attention: poster revised on 04/10/2019

Speech Category Application Form

Speech Category Rules and Guidance

Individual Presentation Category Application Form

Group Presentation Category Application Form



Date: 27 August 2019 - 16 December 2019

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Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) December 2019   org

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is a test which evaluates and certifies 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.

The next JLPT will take place on Sunday 1st December 2019, at three locations in the UK: London (SOAS University of London), Edinburgh (the University of Edinburgh) and Cardiff (Cardiff University). 

Registration will open at each test centre as follows:

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

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

 


Date: 1 December 2019
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