Nagasaki JALT:

English language as the 'lingua franca' in the Nagasaki Foreign Settlement, 1859-1941

Date: Saturday, April 18th, 2009 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Brian Burke-Gaffney

For our third meeting of the year, we welcome back a noted local teacher, translator, and writer. Burke-Gaffney will discuss how the English language became the 'lingua franca' in the Nagasaki Foreign Settlement, 1859-1941. This special guest presenter will speak about the British and American communities in Nagasaki and the various English-language newspapers, consular reports and various private documents. Canadian-born Burke-Gaffney - an ex-Buddhist monk who resided in Kyoto for many years - was appointed International Advisor to Nagasaki City in 1985, has since written numerous books, and was awarded the Nagasaki Prefecture Citizens Award in 1992. He currently works in the Human Environment Faculty, Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science.

Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Nagasaki JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Dejima Koryu Kaikan, 4F (this is the large white building next to Dejima Wharf and Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum; take #5 streetcar to Shiminbyoinmae stop, or take #1 streetcar to Dejima stop.)

Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan


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