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Japanese Plus: An Introduction to Professional Japanese Translation

5 - 27 November 2012, London

What is the world of translation like?

What kinds of study methods exist for translation?

Can anybody with language skills become a translator?

The Japan Foundation are delighted to present a very special Japanese Plus course for Japanese language learners interested in the field of translation, as well as brushing up their skills in reading and writing Japanese through practical activities.

This course will be led by Yoshiko Shimizu, a professional Japanese translator and interpreter, and Course Director at the University of Bath. She holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics and Translation Studies from the University of Birmingham and is also an external examiner for a number of UK universities.

This is a unique opportunity to learn valuable translation techniques and gain insight into the world of translation from an expert in the field.

Course Level: This course is for non-native Japanese language learners with advanced Japanese (JLPT N2/level 2 and upwards). Learners will be encouraged to engage in lively discussions in Japanese with fellow course participants.  

How to Book: To register, please click here to book through the Japan Foundation website.

About Japanese Plus
Japanese Plus is designed for adult learners of Japanese interested in updating and refreshing their knowledge about Japan whilst practising their Japanese language skills in a series of evening classes at the Japan Foundation London. The course is aimed at non-native Japanese language learners with a Japanese level of approx.  JLPT Level 2/N2 and above.


The participation fee for this course is £30.00. Full payment must be made in person at the first session (5th or 6th November), and cash only will be accepted.  We regret that we cannot refund your fee once payment has been made and the course has begun, except in cases where Japan Foundation cancels the course.

5 – 27 November 2012 (4 weeks), on Monday or Tuesday, 18:30-20:30

The Japan Foundation, 6th Floor, Russell Square House, 10-12 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH (later moving on to a local Japanese restaurant


Tel: 020 7436 6695

The Japan Foundation