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BATJ Conference
The 23rd BATJ Annual Conference
Date: 11th and 12th September 2021
Keynote Speaker:
Prof Michael Byram (Emeritus Professor of Durham University)
"Intercultural Citizenship – origins and futures" <abstract>
Participation: Online only (using Zoom)
Fee: 5 pounds (BATJ members), 10 pounds (non-members)
Registration Closing Date: Sunday 20th August 2021
Registration and Payment: To register, please go to our Eventbrite page.
(The registration links for BATJ members and non-members are different - make sure that you use the correct link. The fee is the same for one or two days’ participation.)
Enquiries: Dr Miho Inaba <chair @ batj.org.uk>

- Conference Programme

*The keynote speech by Professor Michael Byram will be live-streamed. As for the research and practical report presentations, the videos will be available and should be watched before the conference; the posters will be available beforehand too and details will be confirmed when they have been finalised. On the day of the conference, there will also be a 20-minute Q&A session.

*The online session will be on Zoom. Please familialise yourself with Zoom (summarised instruction in Japanese is here, or visit here. The terms of use of BATJ Seminars are here.

! Please note that we won’t be able to refund the registration fee if you are unable to attend due to personal reasons, but the videos of the presentations etc. will still be available.

! If you are not a member yet but would like to join and become a member of BATJ, or you have forgotten about renewing your membership, please complete your membership application and payment first then register the event. Please click here to complete your membership application.

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

 
Programme for the 23rd BATJ Annual Conference

Conference Programme

11 September (Saturday)

Time Zoom
9:45-9:55
Registration
10:00-10:20 Opening Ceremony
10:20-11:50 Keynote Speech
Prof Michael Byram (Emeritus Professor of Durham University)
"Intercultural Citizenship – origins and futures" <abstract>
11:50-12:00 Break
12:00-13:00 Group work
Prof Michal Byram (Emeritus Professor of Durham University)
"Implications of teaching intercultural citizenship for teachers" <abstract>
13:00-14:00 Break
14:00-14:30 Room 1 Presentation 1 – Practical report
Noriyuki Ishibashi, Kaoru Umezawa (Durham University), Fumika Cartridge (Newcastle University),
Mano Suzuki (University of Kent) and Yumi Nixon (University of York)
"Reference book for teachers and advanced learners of Japanese:
Project on teaching of ‘formal nouns’ - Summary and current progress"
Room 2 Presentation 2 – Practical report
Akiko Furukawa (SOAS, University of London), Kumi Casey (Newcastle University), Elly Darrah (Ippo Ippo Japanese),
Mayuko Inagawa (Cardiff University),Toshihiko Kitagawa (Keele University), Ritsuko Koso-Kirk (Durham University),
Fumiko Narumi-Munro (The University of Edinburgh) and Mika Takewa (University of Leeds)
"Legal Points of Consideration for Online Teaching: A Guide for Teachers of Japanese Language A UK case study"
14:30-15:30 BATJ Forum
14:30-14:50
Report on Questionnaire by Tomoko Miyairi (the BATJ Journal coordinator)
14:50-15:10
BATJ Project 4 IUSP members
Discussion on the Legal Points of Consideration for Online Teaching
15:10-15:30
Madoka Thomas (University of Central Lancashire)
"Using MS One Note Classbook for formative assessment"

12 September (Sunday)

Time Zoom
9:45-9:55 Registration
10:00-11:00
BATJ AGM
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:00
Room 1 Poster 1
Martin Ward (University of Leeds) and Mika Takewa (University of Leeds)
"Student Perceptions of the Value of a Final Year Japanese Translation Module
for Professionalisation and Employability"
Room 2 Poster 2
Koichi Yanagiya (Kamimizo-Minami High School) and Toshiko Hosaka (Nihon University)
"Intercultural competence in language learners
Analysis of the cultural translation process through video media"
Room 3 Poster 3
Aya Kamura Mirto (Ohisama Ahaha Japanese Groups for Children)
"Let's Kobanashi! Heritage Language Education: Children's Kobanashi Presentation2
12:00-12:20 Presentation 3 – Research
S. M. D. T. Rambukpitiya (Kurume University)
"Chinese Student’s Habituation and Change of Behaviours to Japanese Gratitude"
12:30-13:30 Break
13:30-14:00 Room 1 Presentation 4 – Practical report
Mano Suzuki (University of Kent)
"Online Language and Cultural Exchange Events
between Japanese Elementary Learners and Japanese Native Students"
Room 2 Presentation 5 – Practical report
Mamiko Noda (University of Manchester)
"An exploratory study on English-Japanese translation activities
in an advanced-level Japanese course for undergraduate students"
Room 3 Presentation 6 – Practical report
Kazuko Sorensen (Formerly Royal Holloway London & Doshisha Women 's College),
Toshiko Ishizaki (Nagoya University), Noriji Fujimoto (Nevsehir Hacibektas Veli Universitesi),
Sachiko Hida (Formerly Siam University) and Keiko Ikeshiro (Formerly Oxford Brooks University)
"THE BIG TREE: Business Talk in Japanese"
14:00-14:30 Room 1 Presentation 7 – Practical report
Rie Oguma (Ghent University / Ochanomizu University)
"A Project about a Virtual Japanese Home Visit"
Room 2 Presentation 8 – Practical report
Akiko Tomatsuri (University of East Anglia)
"Decolonising the Curriculum in Japanese Language Education: The use of dialogue in the translation module"
14:30-15:00 Room 1 Presentation 9 – Practical report
Tomoko Miyairi (University of Hull)
"Peer Assessment in a Group Presentation Task between Learners of Japanese and Japanese Exchange Students
- Benefits of a mutual feedback-giving activity"
Room 2 Presentation 10 – Practical report
Natsuko Shibata Perera (SOAS, University of London)
"BATJ Drama Project Report: Reflecting on drama practice and the learning community of teachers"
15:00 Closing Ceremony
 
Call for papers for the 23rd BATJ Annual Conference

Deadline: 23:59 Monday, 31 May 2021 (GMT)

Submission: Call for Papers for the 23rd Annual Conference has now closed.

- 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, 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 2 pages of A4 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.

*How to present your paper
The presentations are planned to be delivered live, using the screen-sharing function on Zoom. Similarly, this function will also be used to undertake the poster presentations, where the presenters can zoom and enlarge the parts of their posters while communicating with the audience. We will inform the presenters of the details with the acceptance notifications in June.

Important dates:

- Submission deadline: Monday, 31 May 2021
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Peer review: anonymously peer-reviewed by two reviewers
-
Acceptance notifications to presenters: late June 2021
-
Early Bird registration: planned to open late June 2021
-
Registration deadline for all presenters: Monday, 26 July 2021

All presenters must complete the registration as well as the payment by 26th July 2021, otherwise your place may be given to another candidate.

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:

Dr Miho Inaba
e-mail: chair @ batj.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you online in September 2020!

Dr Miho Inaba
Chair, 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)
Registration Deadline: Sunday 6 September 23:59 (BST)

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

This assembly is for BATJ members only.

- Registration has now closed
- A letter of proxy (.doc) Please submit it to: chair @ batj.org.uk & vice.chair @ batj.org.uk

 
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