Art & Design

Using Drama to Enrich Japanese Language Education

6 November 2016, London

An event for teachers of Japanese to show how to use play-readings within language lessons.


The first half will be a workshop about play-readings and a talk by the Japanese playwright, Toshinobu Kojo. This will be followed by a discussion about how teachers could use these kind of readings in their own classes.


As this event is co-organised by the Japan Foundation London, we will look at excerpts from PIGHEAD Inspired by William Golding's "The Lord of the Flies" by Toshinobu Kojo. This will be a exciting opportunity to be directed by Toshinobu Kojo himself in this play reading workshop. We welcome advanced learners of Japanese who are interested in theatre to join this section.


The second half of the event will be about how teachers can use drama to enrich their Japanese language classes. Participants will be able to use their experiences from the previous workshop and work out how they could use this in their own Japanese language classes. This section will be led by Suzuko Anai from Oxford Brookes University.

If you’d like to find out more about staged readings and the performance of PIGHEAD there is further information on the Japan Foundation website here.


The event is aimed at teachers of Japanese as well as advanced learners of Japanese who are interested in theatre. It is possible to only attend the first half of the event.

Cost: £5 (for both BATJ members and non-members)

Speakers: The playwright, Toshinobu Kojo and Suzuko Anai from Oxford Brookes University.
Sign ups: Online registration now open CLICK HERE to register

6 November 2016, 1.00pm- 4.00pm

SOAS, University of London, Brunei Gallery B111 click here for directions


Tel: 020 7436 6695

The Japan Foundation & BATJ