Student success at Japanese language competition

Dr Kumiko Katayama with students Albert Davis, Emma Gallagher and Callum Douglas

Griffith Language students have ranked in three divisions at the 45th Japanese Language Speech Contest run by the Japan Foundation in Sydney recently.

Second Year student Callum Douglas came third in the Open Beginner division, third year student Emma Gallagher took out third place in the Open Division, and first year student Albert Davis scored third in the Background Speaker division.

All three students won at the State level at the 2014 Queensland Japanese Speech Contest, held at the Griffith Gold Coast Campus in August, before progressing to the national finals to compete against other State and Territory winners. Competitors from New Zealand also attended the National event.

Trophies and prize money for the Queensland contest were generously donated by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Brisbane Inc.

The Japanese Language Speech Contest is held annually to encourage learners studying Japanese to showcase their language skills, with Callum, Emma and Albert all to be highly commended on their performance.

Find out more about studying Japanese at Griffith