A two-day Japanese language education workshop was held at TUEC on the weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 1. The workshop was the twelfth, 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 primary focus being on universities with Japan studies programs. The twelfth workshop, entitled “Considering Prosody in Japanese Language Education” examined approaches to prosody and related teaching methods. Little attention has been paid, so far, to the elements of accent and intonation in conventional language education. However, the prosody produced by a sequence of sounds is intimately related to the intended meaning of the utterance as well as to the emotional tenor of the speaker, and is therefore an important function in conversation and communication. In overseas Japanese language education, where native speakers and conversation partners are in short supply, it is all the more important to focus attention on this aspect of language learning.