The 12th International Symposium
on Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies
8-9 December 2018 @ The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR
General Information

This Symposium will be the 12th in a series of international symposiums on Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies held every two years in Hong Kong. This year, the symposium will be jointly co-organized by the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Society of Japanese Langauge Education Hong Kong. With generous support provided by the department of Japanese language education / Japanese studies of various higher educational institutions, the 12th International Symposium will be a very important academic event in Hong Kong. Apart from Hong Kong academics, the symposium has also attracted the participation of scholars, educators and researchers from Japan, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, and other East and Southeast Asian countries in the past years.

Theme

The theme of the 12th International Symposium on Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies

“Changing nature of Japanese language teaching and learning in a multilingual world”

Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies have undergone radical change in recent decades, thanks to the internationalization of educational institutions, the incorporation of “ICT” in teaching materials and classroom activities, and the popular use of smartphones by learners. All this opens up new space for research in Japanese language studies as well as opportunities to rethink innovative pedagogies for Japanese language teaching and learning. Hong Kong being a multilingual society, we hope this symposium will provide a platform for researchers, scholars and learners to present their innovative ideas on dynamic ongoing changes in language, culture and society in an increasingly multilingual world.

Symposiums in the Past
The Eleventh Symposium in 2016
The Open University of Hong Kong,
Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education of OUHK and Society of Japanese Language Education Hong Kong
The Tenth Symposium in 2014
The HKU SPACE and Society of Japanese Language Education Hong Kong
The Ninth Symposium in 2012
The City University of Hong Kong and Society of Japanese Language Education Hong Kong
The Eighth Symposium in 2008
The University of Hong Kong and Society of Japanese Language Education Hong Kong
The Seventh Symposium in 2006
The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Society of Japanese Language Education Hong Kong
The Sixth Symposium in 2003
The City University of Hong Kong and Society of Japanese Language Education Hong Kong
The Fifth Symposium in 2000
The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Society of Japanese Language Education Hong Kong
The Fourth Symposium in 1999
The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong and Society of Japanese Language Education Hong Kong
The Third Symposium in 1997
The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Society of Japanese Language Education Hong Kong
The Second Symposium in 1995
The University of Hong Kong and Society of Japanese Language Education Hong Kong
The First Symposium in 1994
City University of Hong Kong and Society of Japanese Language Education Hong Kong
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