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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)

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.

23 December 2016
Application forms for the 15th Japanese Speech Contest now available from the Speech Contest Page.

2 November 2016
Information on a seminar added to the News section.

22 September 2016
Room number added to the notice on the AGM.

13 September 2016
Notice on the AGM added to the News section.

20 April 2016
Information on a seminar in May added to the News section.

21 February 2016
Map and timetable of the Speech Contest now available from the Speech Contest Page.

24 December 2015
Notice on the 14th Japanese Speech Contest was revised (News section).

12 December 2015
Application forms for the 14th Japanese Speech Contest now available from the Speech Contest Page

28 November 2015
Notice on the 14th Japanese Speech Contest added to the News section.

3 September 2015
Notice on the AGM added to the News section.

15 August 2015
Information on a seminar added to the News section.

10 August 2015
Information on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) added to the News section.

20 April 2015
"Past Activities" page updated.

2 March 2015
Map and timetable of the speech contest now available from the "Speech Contest" page. You can download it from here, too.
The 15th Japanese Speech Contest
Saturday, 4 March 2017


Judging criteria and application forms available from Speech Contest page.






NEWS
(Past news available here)

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.




3 September 2015

The JLTI Annual General Meeting

Date & Time: Saturday, 19 September 2015, door opens at 14:30; AGM: 15:00-17:00
Venue: Room CG11, Henry Grattan Building (ground floor), Dublin City University
(Campus map available here).




15 August 2015

The JLTI will hold a seminar as follows:
Title: "For the Development of Proficiency in Japanese:°°What the Teachers of Japanese should Know and Practice in their Classrooms"
Lecturer: Prof. Osamu Kamada (Nanzan University, Japan)
Date & Time: Wednesday, 2 Septemner (17:45-20:00)
Venue: Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

This seminar will be delivered in Japanese.
All welcome. If you'd like to attend, please contact the JLTI at jltireland (a) gmail.com (please replace (a) by @)




10 August 2015

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) 2015

Application for the JLPT 2015 now open!

For further information and application form available from HERE.

Please note that the application deadline is Friday, 11 September.


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