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The British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language - BATJ
May 2014 BATJ Seminar on “Coming back in from the cold: reassessing translation and own language use in language teaching and learning”

Date: Saturday 17th May 2014
Time: 14:00-17:00
Venue: SOAS, University of London (Brunei Gallery Room 4429)
Speaker: Professor Guy Cook (King’s College London)
Fee: 5 pounds (BATJ members), 15 pounds (Non-members)

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The 17th BATJ Annual Conference
Date: 21st (Thu) and 22nd (Fri) August 2014
Venue: Regent's University London
Keynote speaker: Dr Joe-Hoo Lee, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Lecture: Mr Robert Johnson, Regent's University London

Contact:

 


General enquiries:
Dr Yoko Matsumoto-Sturt < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Regarding the venue:
Mr Toshihiko Kitagawa < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

 
Call for papers for the 17th Annual Conference

Deadline: 23:59 Sunday, 20 April 2014 (GMT)

Submission: Abstract submision form

Eligibility: 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 previously presented.

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 (30minutes in total)

Content: Practical report related to Japanese language teaching and learning based upon class activities, 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: Maximum 3 pages of A3 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: Sunday, 20 April 2014
Peer review: anonymously peer-reviewed by multiple reviewers
Acceptance notifications to presenters: Sunday, 18 May 2014
Early Bird registration:Planned to open late May 2014
Registration deadline for all presenters:Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Notes on abstract submission:

Your abstract should include five key words and should cover the three points listed below. You should submit your abstract both in Japanese (max. 1,000 characters) and in English (max. 500 words). 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

We look forward to seeing you in London in August 2014!

Enquiries:

Dr Yoko Matsumoto-Sturt < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Asian Studies (Japanese), University of Edinburgh,
8 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9LW U.K.

 
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