A two-day Japanese language education workshop was held at TUEC on the weekend of November 2-3. The workshop was the eighth, so far, in TUEC’s series of Japanese language education workshops aimed at Japanese language teachers in the Nordic countries, and commenced in the spring of 2010. The workshop series targets institutions offering Japanese language education, with the primary focus being on universities with Japan studies programs. Listening comprehension was the theme of the fall 2013 workshop. Effective listening exercises are integral and necessary in order to attain proficiency in a foreign language. Under the title, “Listening Comprehension Material as Spoken Language Audio Input Material: Considering Application and Instruction Methods,” the workshop examined and discussed teaching methods in Japanese language education from the perspective of listening comprehension.