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The British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language - BATJ
April 2019 JF/BATJ Spring Seminar Participatory Approaches and Drama for Learning

Date: Saturday 27 April     10:30-17:30
Venue: Room G3, SOAS, University of London
Workshop Leader: Kumiko Uehara (The Japanese-German Centre Berlin)
Facilitator: Yuko Fujimitsu (Japan Foundation, London, BATJ Member)
The 2017 and 2018 cohort of the Training Programme for Japanese Language Education in Europe (voluntary speakers)
Hiroko Tanaka (Japan Foundation, London, BATJ Member)
Miho Tokimoto (Sapienza Universita di Roma)
Kaori Nishizawa (University of Oxford, BATJ member)
Sawako Nemoto (L’Association Franco-Japonaise Paris-Sud, Cours de Japonaise)
Nozomi Yamaguchi (University of Manchester, BATJ member)

- Provisional Programme
- Online registration and Payment
- How to get to SOAS, University of London

*This is a hybrid seminar. You can participate either in-person or online.


In-person Participation (40 seats) Online Participation
BATJ members Non-BATJ members

BATJ members
The 2017 & 2018 Cohort of the Training Programme for Japanese Language Education in Europe only

By Wed 10 April
From Thur 11 April
By Wed 10 April
From Thur 11 April
£15 £25 £25 £35 £10
  • PayPal administration fee is included in the above fee.
  • Lunch is NOT included. Please bring your own lunch or use eateries nearby.
  • Seminar fees for BATJ members can be applied for by anyone who has paid the 2018–19 annual membership fee by the time of registration. For information on annual membership, please see our website.
  • The deadline for cancellation and booking alternation is Wednesday 10th April. After this date, no refund is possible.
The 14th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students - Results -

Date: Saturday 2nd March 2019
Venue: Great Hall, King's College London

Speech Category

Shelly Chen (2nd year at SOAS University of London, Japanese Studies)
"The dream and darkness of ‘idol culture’, how values of young generation are shaped by ‘fandom’"

2nd Place
Alexander Thacker (4th year at University of Sheffield, Japanese Studies and History)
"The End of the Heisei: The Japanese Imperial Household System"

3rd Place
Callum Sarracino (4th year at University of Edinburgh, Japanese)
“'A Silent Voice': The Power within Manga to Overcome Societal Prejudice"

Runners Up (in alphabetical order)
Adaora King (4th year at SOAS University of London, Japanese and Geography)
Andrew King (2nd year at Durham University, Japanese Studies)

Individual Presentation Category

Karolina Jankiewicz (4th year at Imperial College London, Design Engineering)
"30 years of change: Poland after 1989"

2nd Place
Jin Hui Teh (4th year at Imperial College London, Chemistry)
"Malaysia: Racial Diversity and Harmony"

Runners Up (in alphabetical order)
Morgan Cliff (2nd year at Newcastle University, Modern Languages)
Julia Follan (1st year at University of Oxford, Japanese)
Kathleen Ann O’Neil (1st year at University of Edinburgh, Japanese and Linguistics)

Group Presentation Category

Takoyaki (University of Bristol)
"Foreign Food"
Lucas Dale (Computer Science), Max Whale (Computer Science), Shuye Liu (Computer Science) and Janie Tey (Computer Science)

Melon Bread (University of Oxford)
"The Eastern European Culture and our Backgrounds"
Adela Bulumac (Oriental Studies) and Katherine Kessler (Oriental Studies)

Kukeri (University of Sheffield)
"Britain is strange, isn't it?"
Vesela Georgieva (Japanese Studies), Rachel Crossley (Japanese Studies with Russian), Adam Bannister (Japanese Studies) and Kezzia Dennis (Japanese Studies)

Huh? (SOAS University of London)
"Melting Pot: Are These Our Countries’ Food?"
Lingyi Liu (MA in History of Art and Archaeology in East Asia and Intensive Language: Japanese), Anustup Garai (MA History and Intensive Language: Japanese) and Zachery Grayling (BA Japanese)

The Nessies (University of Edinburgh)
"Loch Ness Monster"
Francesca Lutje-Wilkes (Japanese), Lily Darvey (Japanese) and Olivia Scuplak (Japanese)

The Duo With A 20cm Height Difference (Imperial College London)
"'Double Eleven' in China"
Jiaying Zhuang (Chemistry with Research Abroad) and Kailum Peng (Mathematics with Statistics)


- Finals Day Programme

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The 22nd BATJ Annual Conference
Date: 5th and 6th September 2019
Venue: Newcastle University
Keynote Speaker: Dr Shinji Sato (Princeton University)
Invited Speaker: Professor Sugata Mitra (Newcastle University)

- Accommodation

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