BATJ Early Summer Conference on Translation in Japanese Language Teaching

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


This event is for academic staff who are new to the use of translation for pedagogical purposes in foreign language teaching and learning, and would like a chance to develop their teaching skills in the context of teaching Japanese as a foreign language (JFL). Throughout the event, we will be focusing on issues that relate specifically to the place and role of translation in Japanese language teaching,and we will seek to explore the effect of translation mediated language teaching and learning, when and how to use translation activities to help students to develop language use and awareness. Themes for the event include: ● What is translation? ● Is translation only structure manipulation? ● Is translation a necessary and desirable skill for foreign language development and learning? ● Is translation a useful tool to be used in the elementary, intermediate and advanced stages of language learning? ● How can teachers make the best use of translation in language learning and teaching? ●How best to assess Japanese learners’ translation work? Confirmed Speakers include: Professor Ian Nish Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics Dr Nana Sato-Rossberg University of East Anglia Mr Takeshi Shimizu Journalist, BBC World News
Period22 Jun 201323 Jun 2013
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map


  • Translation in in foreign language teaching
  • Japanese as a foreign language