JLTI

Japanese Language Teachers of Ireland

Past Activities

2019

9 March

The 17th Japanese Speech Contest

2018

10 March

The 16th Japanese Speech Contest

19 May

Seminar 1: “Teaching Kanji : adapting exercises to link recommendations with reality”
Ian Hurley

2: “CEFR-informed, cyclical language teaching in Japan and beyond”
Fergus O’Dwyer

7 August

Seminar: “Engaging Language: Critical Content-Based Instruction”
Shinji Sato (Princeton University, USA)

22 September

Annual General Meeting

13 October

Seminar: ““Languages connect: Ireland’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education 2017-2026” - How does it affect your teaching?”
Chie Oda (ex-University College Dublin)

22 October

Seminar for beginner Japanese language teachers in Cork

2017

5 March

The 15th Japanese Speech Contest

27 May

Seminar: “Jugyo ni warai o [Bringing laughter into the class]”
Hiroko Ozaki (Language Adviser, the Japan Foundation) and Till Weingaertner (University College Cork)

16 September

Annual General Meeting

25 November

Seminar: “Hanasu chikarao sodateruniwa? Onsei no oshiekata nitsuite kangaeyou [How can we improve students’ speaking ability? Let’s think about teaching pronunciation and sound]”
Akiko Harada (Language Adviser, the Japan Foundation)

2016

5 March

The 14th Japanese Speech Contest

7 May

Seminar: “Social Media and Japanese Language Learning”
Yoshifumi Murakami (Japan Foundation, Budapest, Hungary)

24 September

Annual General Meeting

26 November

Seminar: “Introduction to SJ-CAT (Speaking Japanese Computerized Test) and How to use NLT (Ninjal-Lwp for Tsukuba Web Corpus)”
Shingo Imai (Center for Education of Global Communication, Tsukuba University, Japan)

2015

7 February

Seminar: “CEFR B1 level in Japanese and class design based on action-oriented approach”
Naoko Sakurai (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)

7 March

The 13th Japanese Speech Contest

30 May

Seminar: “ “Marugoto” o jugyo ni katsuyo shiyou”
Hiroko Ozaki (Language Adviser, the Japan Foundation)

2 September

Seminar: “For the Development of Proficiency in Japanese: What the Teachers of Japanese should Know and Practice in their Classrooms”
Osamu Kamada (Nanzan University, Japan)

19 September

Annual General Meeting

2014

22 March

The 12th Japanese Speech Contest

19 April

Seminar: “Portfolio de tsunagaru!”
Yumiko Kondo (Language Adviser, the Japan Foundation)

21 May

Workshop on Online Japanese Accent Dictionary (OJAD)
Nobuaki Minematsu (Tokyo University)

20 September

Annual General Meeting

11 October

Seminar: “Jugyo o minaosu”
Hiroko Ozaki (Language Adviser, the Japan Foundation)

21 November

Lecture: “Japan and Visual Culture - Literature and Language”
Ryoko Sasamoto (Dublin City University)

2013

2 March

The 11th JLTI Speech Contest

21 September

Annual General Meeting

11 October

Workshop: “Kyokasho kara miru Nihongo no koosu, Nihongo no jugyoo [Japanese course and class through textbooks]”
Yumiko Kondo (Language Adviser, the Japan Foundation)

22 November

Lecture: “Challenges and strategies for learning and teaching Japanese writing”
Heath Rose (lecturer, Centre for Language and Communication Studies, Trinity College Dublin)

2012

3 March

The 10th JLTI Speech Contest

19 May

Workshop: 1: A workshop on the new (current) JLPT
Yumiko Kondo (Language Adviser, the Japan Foundation) & Keiko Inoue (Trinity College Dublin)

2: A presentation on the ELP for the secondary school level Japanese
Chie Oda

15 September

Annual General Meeting

20 October

Seminar: “The ELP: Why bother?”
Chie Oda

2011

5 March

The 9th JLTI Speech Contest

9 April

Seminar: “Grasping the CEFR Levels”
Seiji Fukushima (Chief Japanese Language Advisor, The Japan Foundation London)

28 May

Seminar: “Implementing the ELP: some practical suggestions”
David Little (Associate Professor and Fellow Emeritus, Trinity College Dublin)

24 September

1: “First Steps to the ELP: Dossier”
Yumiko Kondo (Language Adviser, the Japan Foundation)

2: AGM

2010

6 March

The 8th JLTI Speech Contest

29 May

Seminar at University of Limerick 1: Developing Task-Based Materials: Topics to Tasks
Masakazu Kudara (Cardiff University)

2: Learning Objects for Teaching Character Sets
Barbara Geraghty (University of Limerick), Ann Marcus Quinn (NDLR) & Hiroko Uno (University of Limerick)

25 September

1: “ELP Project for Japanese LC courses in the Irish secondary schools”
Chie Oda

2: “How to use the website ‘Erin’s challenge, I can speak Japanese’”
Yuriko Kayamoto (Language Adviser, the Japan Foundation)

3: AGM

2009

21 February

The 7th JLTI Speech Contest

9 May

1: Workshop
Yuriko Kayamoto (Language adviser, the Japan Foundation)

2: Workshop on “Nihongo Kantan”
Ursula Zimmermann

19 September

1: Report: Stage de la formation pour les enseignants de japonais en Europe (2009)
Kana Hashimoto

2: Report: Stage de la formation pour les enseignants de japonais en Europe (2009)
Midori Inagaki

3: AGM

2008

1 March

The 6th JLTI Speech Contest

13 September

1: Report: Stage de la formation pour les enseignants de japonais en Europe (2008)
Tetsuo Hirohama & Brenda Howley (JDO, PPLI)

2: Presentation: “CEFR and ELP”
Chie Oda (Former Asian languages co-ordinator, University College Dublin)

3: AGM

15 November

Workshop (hosted by the PPLI) 1: “Who Are the Good Teachers?” 2: “Motivation and Learning”
Yuriko Kayamoto (Language adviser, the Japan Foundation)

2007

20 January

Seminar (hosted by the PPLI): Report on the Japan Foundation Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese Language 1: “Listening Training Plan for the Leaving Certificate”
Mariko Takishita (JDO, PPLI)

2: “Introduction of a Famous Drama ‘Chushingura’ by Using the Music ‘Dai-Chushingura’ and a Scene from the Drama - Introduction of Other Songs and Audio-visual Aids”
Yoko Wakabayashi (JDO, PPLI)

3: Summary report on the programme

10 March

The 5th JLTI Speech Contest

19 May

Workshop 1: “Useful Japanese Activities in the Classroom”
Shoko Iizuka (Adviser, the Japan Foundation London Language Centre)

Workshop 2
Hisami Shimba(Language adviser, the Japan Foundation)

27 October

1: AGM

2: Workshop “Useful Japanese Activities in the Classroom 2”
Shoko Iizuka (Adviser, the Japan Foundation London Language Centre)

2006

11 February

Workshop 1: “Action Research in Language Education: Exploring an Appropriate Topic and Preliminary Investigation”
Masakazu Kudara(Cardiff University)

2: “Using Authentic Texts for Beginner Learners of Japanese”
Seán Devitt(Trinity College Dublin)

11 March

The 4th JLTI Speech Contest

29 April

Workshop: “How to Use the Sumo Film: “Shiko Funjyatta” in Class and the Idea of Using Nama-Kyozai of Sumo”
Hiromi Kijima(Adviser, the Japan Foundation London Language Centre)

14 October

1: Workshop: “Let’s Use TV Advertisements in Your Lessons (The Usage of Authentic Materials at the Beginners’ Class)”
Hisami Shimba(Language adviser, the Japan Foundation)

2: AGM

18 November

Workshop: “Games Localisation: Putting Pleasure First”
Carmen Mangiron & Minako O’Hagan (Dublin City University)

2005

14 January

Report on the Japan Foundation Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese Language (co-hosted by PPLI)
Midori Inagaki (Japanese Development Officer (JDO), PPLI)

26 February

The 3rd JLTI Speech Contest

6 September

Seminar: “How to teach Reading Comprehension in the Internet Era”
Yoshiko Kawamura (Professor, School of Language Communication, Tokyo International University)

8 October

AGM

2004

21 February

The 2nd JLTI Speech Contest

11 September

1: Presentation: “Japanese Culture: Misleading Myths”
Karen Ruddock(Trinity College Dublin)

2: Discussion: “JLTI – Future Activities”

3: Discussion: “Discussion of NCCA’s Language Policy Document and JLTI”

4: AGM

2003

22 February

The 1st JLTI Speech Contest

11 April

Meeting

6 June

AGM

2002

20 May

AGM

29 November

Meeting

2001

8 June

Presentation 1: “Japanese at Secondary Level”
Bridín Gilroy(National co-ordinator, the Post-Primary Languages Initiative (PPLI))

Presentation 2: “Using Video to Teach Language and Culture”
Karen Ruddock(Trinity College Dublin)

Presentation 3: “The Lexical Approach”
Saeko Ogiso(Trinity College Dublin)

Presentation 4: “Why Anime?”
Una McGrath(Dublin City University)

11月15日

Talk by Ambassador Kazuko Yokoo (co-hosted by Institiúid Teangeolaíochta Éireann (ITE))

2000

10 June

The first JLTI meeting Report and discussion on Japanese programmes in each university

20 September

1: Seminar “The Background of Oushuu Nihongo Kyoozai Project”
Osamu Kamada (Professor, Dept. of Japanese Studies, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)

2: Report 1: Problems encountered in Ireland regarding teaching materials 2: Presentation of original materials developed in each university