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The British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language - BATJ
The 21st BATJ Annual Conference
Date: Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September
Venue: Priory Road Complex, University of Bristol
Keynote Speaker:

Professor Isao Iori (Hitotsubashi University)



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- Second Call for Papers has now closed
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Second Call for papers for the 21st Annual Conference

Deadline: 23:59 Friday, 8 June 2018 (GMT)

Submission: Access the Second Call for Papers for the 21st Annual Conference Online Submission Form

- Abstract Template

Eligibility: Presenters must be a member of BATJ at the time of application. In the case of joint presentation, all presenters should be members of BATJ.

Working languages: Japanese or English

Categories:

Papers in all categories should be relevant to Japanese language education in the UK and Europe and should not have been presented previously.

1. Research Presentation

Length: 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions and answers (30 minutes in total)

Content: Original academic research related to Japanese language or Japanese language education. The presentation should contribute to Japanese language education in a wider context.

2. Practical Report Presentation

Length: 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions and answers (30 minutes in total)

Content: Practical report related to Japanese language teaching and learning based upon class activities, store teaching materials, assessments, course management, learner’s support, etc. It should include clear descriptions of objectives, processes, learners’ feedback, analysis, reflection, etc, and contribute to Japanese language education in a wider context. Reference to theoretical background and previous research would be encouraged.

3. Practical Report or Exploratory Research Poster Presentation

Length: 60 minutes poster time.

Poster size: 1 page of A1 size paper.

Content: Practical Report on Japanese language teaching and learning based upon classroom activities, teaching materials, course management, learner’s support, etc. It should include clear descriptions of objectives, processes, learners’ feedback, analysis, reflection, etc., and contribute to Japanese language education in a wider context.  Exploratory Research should also include reference to theoretical background and previous research with clear objectives, processes and results, and should contribute to Japanese language education in a wider context. In some cases, it is possible to use other display materials.

Important dates:

- Submission deadline: Friday, 8 June 2018
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Peer review: anonymously peer-reviewed by two reviewers
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Acceptance notifications to presenters: late June 2018
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Early Bird registration: Planned to open late June 2018
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Registration deadline for all presenters: Monday, 16 July 2018

Notes on abstract submission:

Your abstract should cover the three points listed below. You should submit your abstract both in Japanese (max. 1,000 characters, including references) and in English (max. 500 words, including references). To preserve anonymity during the review process, No information from which the author may be identified (e.g. your name, name of university) should be included.

Three points to cover in your abstract:

1. Main proposal and clear conclusion,
2.
Outline of evidence (empirical data, analysis, examples, etc.),
3.
How the study contributes to Japanese language education

General enquiries:

Ms Yuka Oeda
e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We look forward to seeing you in Bristol in August 2018!

Yuka Oeda
Chair, British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (BATJ)

 
The 13th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students - Results -

Date: Saturday 24th February 2018
Time: 13:00-19:00
Venue: Great Hall, King's College London

Speech Category

Winner
Hester Mullen (4th year at the University of Edinburgh, Japanese)
"Shimokawa, the Vibrant Future City of the Forest: What a Small Japanese Town Can Teach the World"

2nd Place
Yee Ching Chow (4th year at SOAS, University of London, Japanese and Korean)
"Negative body image and the influence of media amongst young women in Japan"

3rd Place
Yin Kwan Lao (2nd year at the University of East Anglia, Modern Language(s) with Management Studies)
"From Young to Middle-Aged: Aggravating NEET Problem and the Importance of Family Education"

Runners Up (in alphabetical order)
Peter Adolfsson (4th year at the University of Edinburgh, Japanese and Linguistics)
Mark McPhillips (5th year at the University of Leeds, Chinese and Japanese)
Elizabeth Wilder (4th year at the University of Leeds, French and Japanese)

Individual Presentation Category

Winner
Ellis Warren (2nd year at SOAS, University of London, Japanese and Economics)
"Regarding the British - The British and Racial Tolerance"

2nd Place
Sebastian Lim (4th year at Imperial College London, Aeronautical Engineering)
"Singapore's Past and Present"

Runners Up (in alphabetical order)
Merle Kartscher (2nd year at SOAS, University of London, Japanese and Chinese Studies)
Junxi Peng (3rd year at Imperial College London, Chemistry with Molecular Physics and a Year in Industry)
Adam Powell-Davis (1st year at the University of Oxford, Oriental Studies <Japanese>)

Group Presentation Category

The Excellent Team Players Prize

Friends from Wonderland (University of Bristol)
"Alice in Ingurland, North and South"
Lewis Rennie-Campbell, Lucy Cross, Alice Fan and Cosmo Radford

The Cultural Heritage Prize

Sheep Jump (University of East Anglia)
"Superstitions in Romanian's Cultural Events"
Madalina Antonia Stan and Lidia-Veronica Lucaciu

The Culture Understanding Prize

Kyuuri Club (University of Leeds)
"Britain: expectation vs reality"
Olivia Joy Menin, Jaydee Cozzi, Jenson Grech and Alexandra Baranova

The Health Promotion Prize

Hot! Hot! Hot! (King's College London)
"Spicy!"
Min Ju Lee and Han Zhang

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