Localisation Education Activity Programme (LEAP)


  • Dimitra Anastasiou University of Bremen
  • Naoto Nishio University of Limerick
  • Enda Quigley University of Limerick




Education, games, Japanese language, localisation, primary level, teaching


This paper presents a new initiative called the Localisation Education Activity Programme (LEAP). It has been set up within the Localisation Research Centre (1) (LRC) at the University of Limerick, under the auspices of Centre for Next Generation Localisation (2) (CNGL), a government sponsored Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology in Ireland.

Localisation is the adaptation of digital content to a combination of language and culture, called locale . In this article we describe the two main pillars of LEAP which are i) courses run in conjunction with the Irish Centre for Talented Youth (3)(CTYI) and ii) the Primary School Localisation Toolkit, consisting of a toolkit which offers a suite of educational activities and a teacher assistance toolkit. The main goal of LEAP is to use localisation related concepts at primary schools (ages 7 – 12) in order to help students and teachers overcome obstacles resulting from cultural diversity.


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Author Biographies

Naoto Nishio, University of Limerick

Centre for Next Generation Localisation - Localisation Research Centre Department of Computer Sciences and Information Systems

Enda Quigley, University of Limerick

Centre for Next Generation Localisation - Localisation Research Centre Department of Computer Sciences and Information Systems


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