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Conference: “Japanese for Young Scottish Learners: Practice, pedagogy and reflection”

Venue: University of Edinburgh
Contact: Dr Yoko Matsumoto-Sturt
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Event Date: 28/08/2017 09:30 - 17:30

The “Japanese for Young Scottish Learners: Practice, pedagogy and reflection” conference is generously supported by the Japan Foundation and the University of Edinburgh.

Registration is free for this event but places are limited. Please email Dr Yoko Matsumoto-Sturt by Thursday 24 August 2017 to reserve your place.


9.30-10.00 Coffee and Registration
10.00 Welcome by Japanese Consul General
10.10 Introduction and aims - Yoko Matsumoto-Sturt (University of Edinburgh)
10.15 Keynote talk by Professor Isao Iori (Hitotsubashi University), Yasashii Nihongo (Easy Japanese) and its implication for the education of immigrants’ teenage children in Japan
11.15 Break
11.30 Invited talk by Louise Glen (Senior Education Officer, Education Scotland)
12.15 Japanese for Young Learners: Resources and CLPL by Ann Robertson (1+2 Development Officer, East Lothian Council)
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Afternoon Workshops – Contextual Language Learning in Japanese by Richard Tallaron (Director, LFEE Europe)/Yoko Matsumoto-Sturt
15.00 Coffee Break
15.30 Afternoon Workshops – Sharing practice

  • Bethany Anderson (Manga club organizer at Liberton High School)
  • Paul Ewing (Head teacher, Liberton Primary School)
  • James Gamgee (Fuji Festival organizer at Law primary school)
  • Sandie Robb (The Snow Monkey project, Senior Education Officer, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland)

17.00 Plenary (Petra McLay, Chair: Japanese Language Group)

17.30 Close 

Visit the website for more information about the Japanese for Young Learners project.

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