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In 2000, Japanese was chosen by the Department of Education and Science as one of the target languages to be expanded in secondary level schools. Since then, the number of schools teaching Japanese has increased remarkably. Five universities offer Japanese as a part of the degree, and there is a steady increase in the number of the people studying Japanese at language schools.

The JLTI aims at encouraging and promoting Japanese language education in Ireland through teaching and research.
Our activities include holding seminars and workshops as well as annual speech contest. Members share teaching materials, and exchange information through our mailing list.

What's New?
(Past update available here)

14 July 2018
Notice on a seminar added to the "News" section.

7 May 2018
Notice on a seminar added to the "News" section.

8 March2018
Timetable and map of the 16th Japanese Speech Contest becomes available in News section.

13 December 2017
Application deadlines of the 16th Japanese Speech Contest added to the Speech Contest page.

12 November 2017
Application forms for the 16th Japanese Speech Contest added to the Speech Contest page.

3 November 2017
Update at a News section.

4 September 2017
Notice on the AGM in the News section.

21 February 2017
Map and timetable of the Speech Contest now available from the Speech Contest page.

7 February 2017
Deadline of the application for LC2 Category of the Japanese Speech Contest extended to 22 February. See Speech Contest Page.
The 16th Japanese Speech Contest
Saturday, 10 March 2018


Judging criteria and application forms available from Speech Contest page.






NEWS
(Past news available here)

14 July 2018

The JLTI will hold a seminar on 7 August

Date & Time: Tuesday, 7 August 2018. 10:00-13:00
Venue: Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (MAP)
Title: "Engaging Language: Toward Critical Content-Based Instruction (CCBI)"
Lecturer: Dr. Shinji Sato (Princeton University, USA)

Lecture Summary in English (Please note that the lecture will be delivered in JAPANESE)

In this talk I will demonstrate how it is possible for language educators and parents to realize "engaging language°… education that is open to "diverse languages and cultures." By showing many examples from Japanese, heritage, and early-childhood education, I would like to pose questions such as "What is language/culture?" "Who is constructing language/culture?°… "What role do children/learners play in society?" and "Why do we need critical thinking?" I will also introduce "Critical Content-Based Instruction (CCBI)°… to language education and talk about why we need language education that is open to °»diverse languages and cultures."

If you'd like to attend, please contact us at jltireland (a) gmail.com [Please change(a) to @]




7 May 2018

The JLTI will hold a seminar on 19 May.

Date & Time: Saturday, 19 May 2018; 14:30-
Venue: Room C135, Henry Grattan Building, Dublin City University
(1) Title: "Teaching Kanji : adapting exercises to link recommendations with reality"
Lecturer: Ian Hurley

(2) Title: "CEFR-informed, cyclical language teaching in Japan and beyond"
Lecturer: Fergus O'Dwyer

NOTE: The order can be reversed.

If you'd like to attend, please contact us at jltireland (a) gmail.com [Please change(a) to @]




8 March 2018

The 16th Japanese Speech Contest in Ireland

Map and timetable now available. Please download it by clicking HERE




24 February 2018

Application deadline for General Category of the Speech Contest was extended to Saturday, 3 March 2018.




12 November 2017

The 16th Japanese Speech Contest will be held:

Date & Time: Saturday, 10 March 2018, 11:00-16:30 (approx.)
Venue: Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

For application forms and information, please check the Speech Contest Page.




3 November 2017

The JLTI at J Con

The JLTI will have a joint booth with Post-Primary Languages Initiative at J Con on Saturday, 11 November.
We are hoping to provide as much information as possible on studying Japanese in Ireland.

For further information on J Con, please visit the J Con website




4 September 2017

The JLTI Annual General Meeting

Date & Time: Saturday, 16 September, 2017. 14:30-17:00
Venue: Room C 135, Henry Grattan Building, Dublin City University

For those who are attending, please inform the committee at jltireland (a) gmail.com [please change (a) to @]




7 February 2017

Change of the deadline for Speech Contest application:
Deadline of the LC2 Category is now extended until 22 February.
Please check the Speech Contest Page as well.




23 December 2016

The 15th Japanese Speech Contest will be held:

Date & Time: Saturday, 4 March 2017, 11:00-16:30 (approx.)
Venue: FitzGerald Debating Chamber, UCD Students Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4.

For application forms and application deadline, please check the Speech Contest page.




2 November 2016

The JLTI will hold a seminar on 26 November.

Title: Introduction to SJ-CAT (Speaking Japanese Computerized Test) and How to use NLT (Ninjal-Lwp for Tsukuba Web Corpus)
Lecturer: Prof. Shingo Imai (Center for Education of Global Communication, Tsukuba University, Japan)
Date & Time: Saturday, 26 November 2016, 14:30-16:30
Venue: Room No. 7, Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9

This seminar will be delivered in Japanese. The summary of the seminar available in Japanese and English here.
To attend the seminar, please contact jltireland (a) gmail.com (please change "(a)" to "@"), and don't forget to bring your laptop/tablet computer to the seminar.




13 September 2016

The JLTI Annual General Meeting

Date & Time: Saturday, 24 September 2016, 14:30-16:00
Venue: Room C135, Henry Grattan Building, Dublin City University
(Campus map available here).
For those who are attending, please inform the committee at jltireland (a) gmail.com [please change (a) to @]




20 April 2016
The JLTI will hold a seminar on 7 May.



Title: "Social Media and Japanese Language Learning"
Lecturer: Mr. Yoshifumi Murakami (Japan Foundation, Budapest, Hungary)
Date & Time: Saturday, 7 May 2016, 14:00-16:00
Venue: Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9

The seminar will be conducted in Japanese.
For those who would like to attend this seminar, please contact rosiemcgowan (a) gmail.com° Change (a) to @°ň




24 December 2015

Due to situations beyond our control, the 14th Japanese Speech Contest was re-scheduled on 5 March 2016.




12 December 2015

Application forms for the 14th Japanese Speech Contest became available from the Speech Contest Page.




28 November 2015; corrected, 24 Dec. 2015
The 14th Japanese Speech Contest

Next year's Japanese Speech Contest will be held:

Date: Saturday, 5 March 2016
Venue: University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

More details coming soon.


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