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Japanese language teachers' seminar: Teaching contextualisation and personalisation of elementary grammar within GCSE Japanese

22 February 2014, London


Preparation for the Japanese GCSE tends to focus on studying grammar, meaning that students run the risk of only ever using the grammar they have learned to make example sentences. But teachers want to see their students continue their Japanese studies even after they have completed their GCSE, and develop their language skills to be able to express themselves in everyday life. In this seminar, Prof. Yoshikazu Kawaguchi of Waseda University will first introduce the concepts of “contextualisation” and “personalisation.” This will be followed by a workshop in which participants can explore ways in which teachers can link together grammar study with self-expression.


This seminar is part of the Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Europe e.V.'s project, co-organised by the Japan Foundation London, to investigate articulation problems and possible measures within Japanese language education, using the UK as a model. 



11:00-13:00  Lecture - What is “contextualisation” and “personalisation”? 
* This will be viewable live on Ustream
14:00-16:00 Workshop – Contextualisation and personalisation of GCSE Grammarz

使用言語:日本語   This seminar will be held in Japanese.
This event is free, but booking is essential. Please also bring your own lunch.


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22 February 2014, 11.00am

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 6698

The Japan Foundation