A two-day Japanese language education workshop was held at TUEC on the weekend of November 1-2. The workshop was the tenth, so far, in TUEC’s series of Japanese language education workshops aimed at Japanese language teachers in the Nordic countries, and held twice annually (in the spring and fall) since 2010. The workshop series targets institutions offering Japanese language education, with the primary focus being on universities with Japan studies programs. The title of this tenth workshop was “Rethinking Beginner Level Teaching Methodology” and examined the dynamics and processes at this initial stage of learning. The theme was particularly relevant in a Nordic context, where a large portion of Japanese language education is performed at the beginner level, hence attracting an all-time high of 22 participants to the workshop. The record number of participants and the vigorous discussions generated was a fine way of marking the tenth workshop in this series.