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The British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language - BATJ
BATJ General Assembly 2020 (Online by Zoom)

Date: Friday 11th September 2020 
Participation: Online (by Zoom)

10:00- 11:00 (GMT) General Assembly
11:30- 12:30 (GMT) Reports from BATJ project teams

BATJ Forum 2020 (Online by Zoom)

Date: Friday 11th September 2020
Time: 13:30- 16:15

Topic: Online class “Practical report and issues for the future”


BATJ Forum is usually held during the part of the annual conference that has the purpose of sharing members’ practical ideas and exchanging opinions. It has been designed on the same topic as BATJ Journal’s ‘Readers’ Survey’. This year, we are going to hold it online.

Under the circumstances of Covid-19 , many of us were requested to shift to ‘online teaching’ since March. It has been believed that many institutions will continue using online remote teaching for the next academic year. We are hoping that this forum will become a good opportunity for BATJ members to share their ideas and exchange opinions to deal with this situation.

Call for practical reports on online teaching

Presentation: Online presentation [15min] + Q&A [5min]
Deadline: At noon (GMT) on 27th July 2020 ( In case there are many applications or there are similar topics, we may ask for adjustments or do selection.)
Eligible Applicants: BATJ members
How to apply: Please write down the name of all presenters (individual or group) along with the outline of your presentation.
Submit to: chair @ batj.org.uk / vice.chair @ batj.org.uk

July 2020 BATJ Seminar on Study field as Children Crossing Borders and Japanese Language Education

Date: Saturday 25th July 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (GMT, London)
Speaker: Professor Ikuo Kawakami (Graduate School of Japanese Applied Linguistics, Waseda University) <biography>
Participation: Online only (using Zoom)
Language for the seminar: Japanese
Fee: 5 pounds (BATJ members), 10 pounds (non-members) *Please pay by PayPal

- Abstract (in Japanese)
- Registration has now closed

Payment by bank transfer: You can also pay by bank transfer. Please pay the administration charge.

In the reference space, please write [20200725 & your name]. For example, [20200725 YAMADA]. If you choose this option, please contact both seminar(AT)batj.org.uk AND treasurer(AT)batj.org.uk

Barclays Bank Oxford
City Centre Branch, The Oxford Group, P.O. BOX 333, Oxford, OX1 3HS
Account No: 90484385 Sort Code: 20-65-18
IBAN: GB98 BARC2065 1890 4843 85


Account Holder: The British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language Account Address: SML, Old Library Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, ENGLAND

Outline of the seminar
In this seminar, Professor Kawakami will first present a lecture about the study field as Children Crossing Borders. From the viewpoint of mobilities and Languages, we will explore what ‘learning a language’ and ‘education of language’ mean, reflecting on how the experiences of being brought up in a plurilingual environment influences you throughout your lifetime - children, university students, parents and the elderly. Subsequently, we will have group discussions about topics assigned beforehand, and finally exchange our views all together.

Timetable (draft)
10:00-10:10 Welcome (BATJ Chair)
10:10-10:40 Study field as Children Crossing Borders (lecture by Professor Kawakami)
10:40-11:15 Group discussion on assigned topics
11:15-11:20 Break
11:20-12:00 Group discussion

The 23rd BATJ Annual Conference
Date: 9th and 10th September 2021
Venue: The University of Manchester
Keynote Speaker: Prof Michael Byram (Emeritus Professor of Durham University)
Invited Speaker: Dr Peter Cave (The University of Manchester)
Enquiries: Ms Nozomi Yamaguchi <chair @ batj.org.uk>

※Due to the uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have reached the decision to postpone the 23rd BATJ annual conference until 2021.

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