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The Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
27 Winchester Road
Oxford
OX2 6NA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1865 274570

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The 13th BATJ Annual Conference

Date: 3rd (Fri) and 4th (Sat) September, click 2010
Venue: University of Reading

Keynote: Prof. Ryuko Kubota, look University of British Columbia abstract
Lecture: Dr Alan Tonkyn, University of Reading (PowerPoint Slides) abstract

- Provisional Conference Programme (EnglishJapanese)
Registration Form
Please note that registration will close once all of the places have been filled.

? From the Organiser ?
The 13th BATJ Annual Conference will be held on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th September at the University of Reading. We are going to have Professor Ryuko Kubota of the University of British Columbia, who will give a keynote speech on ‘Critical teaching of Japanese language and culture: From theory to practice’ and Dr Alan Tonkyn of University of Reading, who will give an invited speech entitled ‘Form-focused Teaching and the Communicative Language Teacher: Can the Explicit aid the Implicit?’. There will also be presentations of research papers, practical reports and poster presentations and workshops.

I’m sure that we will have productive two days with a variety of interesting presentations and workshops and hope to see as many of you as possible at the conference.

- Access to the conference site
- Staying in a University Hall of residence on the night before the conference

The first day of the conference is scheduled to start at 1.00 pm and a provisional programme is available from the link above.

I look forward to seeing you all in Reading.

(Akiko Furukawa, Conference organiser)

 
The 13th BATJ Annual Conference - PowerPoint slides from Dr Tonkyn

Please note that the following slides were not covered in the invited speech: slides 33-37 (which illustrate some of Dr Alan Tonkyn's general principles for Facilitating Automaticity (slide 32), and slides 40-59, which outline two key influences on Communicative Language Teaching, with examples.

View Dr Tonkyn's PowerPoint slides

 
The 13th BATJ Conference - Access to the Conference Site

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Directions from Reading Station to the University

There are bus services from Reading Station to the Whiteknights Campus (Address: Whiteknights, malady PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AH), where the conference is held in Palmer Building. As you exit from the ticket barriers, you will see WHSmith on the right-hand side. Exit from the Station and you will see bus stops and a taxi rank across the road. There are a number of buses to the University but make sure that you take a bus to the Shinfield Road side of the Whiteknights Campus. Take either Bus No. 20 or No.21 (both to Lower Earley) that leaves from Stand SJ, as they drive into the Campus and stop close to Palmer Building. Either of these buses comes every 15 minutes. There are other buses that go to the Whiteknights Campus but I would not recommend them as they either do not drive through the University or are infrequent.

It costs £1.70 one-way and no change is given. There are no return tickets but you can buy a one-day pass called ‘simplyReading day’ that costs £3.80. If you are joining us for the conference dinner at the Oracle Shopping Centre on the first day, it may be a good idea to buy this one-day pass.

The bus runs through the Town Centre, goes up a gentle hill and arrives at the University in approximately 10 minutes, unless the roads are congested. You will see large signs that say ‘University of Reading’ at the entrance of the University. It should be easy to notice that you have arrived at the University because you will see a large green field (covered with grass) as the bus turns to the left and enters the University. Once the bus has entered the University, get off at the first stop (in front of Whiteknights House). If you look at the map of Whiteknights Campus available on the website numbered ? below, the bus drives into Queen’s Drive form Shinfield Road. Get off at the bus stop in front of Whiteknights House (Building No. 27) as it is the closest stop to Palmer Building (Building No. 26). You might wish to ask the driver to let you know when you have arrived at Whiteknights House of the University.

When you get off the bus, walk back a little to the left (where you came from on the bus) and you will see a car park on the right. Walk through this car park. You will see Whiteknights House on your right and Humanities and Social Sciences building on your left. Walk past the Humanities and Social Sciences Café behind a construction site and carry on until you see a large square on the left. Once you are in the square, you will see a two-storeyed-building with a clock on your left. This is Palmer Building. It also has a café called DolcHe Vita on the right-hand side of its entrance.

??See below for the maps of Reading Town and the University:

http://www.reading.ac.uk/about/find/about-findmap.aspx

??See below for the timetables of Bus No. 20 and Bus No. 21:

No. 20 http://www.reading-buses.co.uk/files/summer2010/020MF27dP.HTML

No. 21 http://www.reading-buses.co.uk/files/summer2010/021MF27dP.HTML

??For directions to the University (Whiteknights Campus) in English please see below:

http://www.reading.ac.uk/about/find/about-findrail.aspx#paddington

 
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