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Provisional Programme for the 20th BATJ Conference

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Day 1

Friday 25 August @ De Gray Court, York St John University

Time Venue

DG Foyer


DG Foyer

Opening Ceremony
12:20-13:50 Lecture Theatre (DG017)

Keynote Speech
Professor Hisashi Noda (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Japan) <abstract>
'How Learners Comprehend Spoken Japanese in Real Situations'

13:50-14:15 DG Foyer Tea Break
14:20-14:50 Lecture Theatre (DG017)

Presentation 1 - Research
Akiko Murata (Hosei University) <abstract>
'An Analysis of the "Verbalizing Study-Abroad Experience in Japan" Project and Its Application in Japanese Language Education'

14:55-15:25 Lecture Theatre (DG017)

Presentation 2 - Research
Kazuko Tojo (J.F.Oberlin University) <abstract>
'A Study of "masuka" and "mashoka"'

15:30-16:00 Lecture Theatre (DG017) SIG Presentations


16:10-17:10 Lecture Theatre (DG017)

Invited Speech
Professor Alessandro Benati (University of Portsmouth, York St John University) <abstract>
'Processing instruction and the acquisition of Japanese'

17:15-18:45 DG Foyer Wine Reception
19:30- Dining Hall Dinner (Optional)

Day 2

Saturday 26 August

Time Venue
09:00-09:20 DG Foyer Registration
09:30-10:30 Lecture Theatre (DG017) BATJ AGM
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Lecture Theatre (DG017)

Presentation 3 - Practical report
Kiyo Roddis (Cardiff University) <abstract>
'An Experiment of Effective Pronunciation Training in Japanese Beginners Classes: Learning through discovery and kinaesthetic modalities'

11:20-12:20 DG017, DG019

BATJ Forum

Bridge 1? Teaching Writing (Beginner level)
Venue: DG019
Discussion Leader: Fumika Cartlidge (Newcastle University)
Yuko Tochii
Akiko Tomatsuri (University of East Anglia)
Sakino Kelbie (University of Edinburgh)
Kiyo Roddis (Cardiff University)

Bridge 2? Teaching Writing (Intermediate/Advanced level)
Venue: DG017
Discussion Leader: Tomoko Miyairi (University of Hull)

Miyuki Nagai (University of Sheffield)
Kaoru Umezawa (University of East Anglia)
Kazumi Tanaka

12:20-13:20 DG Foyer


13:20-14:20 DG Foyer

Poster Presentations (alphabetical order)

Hanako Fujino (Oxford Brooks University), Junko Hagiwara (Oxford University), Kaori Nishizawa (Oxford University), Kazuki Morimoto (University of Leeds) and Yuka Oeda (University of Leeds) <abstract>

'Revisiting Japanese Language Education in the UK: A survey on learners and teachers perceptions regarding intercultural understanding'

Masakazu Kudara (Cardiff University) <abstract>
'Content and language integrated approach to a Japanese Studies module - A practical report at Cardiff University'

Jane Lowe (York St John University) <abstact>
'Japan in a Textbook : Myth or Reality?
A study of the Genki textbook series'

Kazuko Sorensen and Mikiko Inoue (The University of Manchester) <abstract>
'An Experiment of Effective Pronunciation Training in Japanese Beginners Classes: Learning through discovery and kinaesthetic modalities'

Kaoru Takahashi (Waseda University) <abstract>
'The Practice of Academic Japanese based on ARCS model Attempts for intermediate-advanced Japanese language learners with level difference'

Kikuko Yui (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies) <abstract>
'Describing Activity for Improving Proficiency in Japanese'

14:20-14:50 DG Foyer

+ Tea Break

14:50-16:05 Lecture Theatre (DG017)

Professor Hisashi Noda (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Japan) <abstract>
'Creating Materials for Listening Comprehension Lessons in Real Situations'

16:05-16:20 Lecture Theatre (DG017)

Closing Ceremony


Registration + Lunch


Opening Ceremony


Keynote Speech
Professor Junko Mori (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Conversation Analytic Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Research and Japanese Language Education




Presentation 1 - Research

Kazuki Morimoto (University of Leeds)

Use of Collocations in English-Japanese Translation made by Intermediate-Pre-Advanced


Presentation 2 - Research

Nami Matsuura (SOAS, University of London)

Overuse of Honorifics - Comparison of Advanced L2 Japanese Learners and Native Speakers


Tea Break


Presentation 3 Practical Report

Marina Sereda-Linley (Luton Sixth Form College)

Creating Differentiated Lessons: An Example from a Japanese Beginners Course


Presentation 4 - Research

Noriko Uosaki (Osaka University)

Seamless L2 Learning Environment Using Learning Log System with E-book




BATJ Forum


Drink Reception


The Library Restaurant

Dinner (Optional)

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