Online EdCamp for Japanese Language Teachers

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July 10th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Cost: Free
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JFT Online EdCamp for Japanese Language Teachers

The JFT Online EdCamp for Japanese Language Teachers is a study group where the participants play leading roles.

Discussion topics are decided by participants on the spot. Participants are welcome to suggest topics related to any problem they may face in their course of teaching, or something they want to hear others’ opinions on, etc. The goal is not to listen to success stories, but for participants to work together to solve problems.

Show Click here for a list of examples of topics previously suggested.

・ Using the flipped classroom method effectively
・ Methods to increase the effectiveness of reading aloud
・ The shift from a grammar-based approach to an action-oriented approach
・ AI, Virtual Reality, and the future of Japanese language education
・ Marugoto
・ ICT (Information and Communications Technology)
・ Teaching kanji in a group
・ Fun ways to learn elementary kanji
・ Improving effectiveness when lessons are infrequent (e.g. once a week)
・ Supporting learners who are weak at speaking or roleplay
・ Increasing the motivation level of students
・ Effectively teach students of differing language ability
・ Fun ways to conduct reading comprehension
・ Creating reading comprehension lessons for intermediate and advanced learners
・ Switching from “Minna no Nihongo” to an action-oriented syllabus
・ Japanese language education for children
・ Extra-curricular, cultural club activities

The person who suggests the topic will decide what language it will be discussed in. Please feel free to choose among English, French and Japanese.

EdCamp sessions will not be recorded, so participants may feel free to share negative experiences, etc.

The first 5 minutes of the session will be on explaining what EdCamp is about and deciding on the topics. Participants will then split up into small groups for three 35-minute discussions.

If you would like to learn more about EdCamp, please check out the following videos:

・ Explanation by Mr. Murakami in Japanese:Explanation by Mr. Murakami in Japanese: (10 min 15 sec)
・ (1 min 16 sec)
・ JENNIFER GONZALEZ’s PodCast “Cult of Pedagogy”: Why Every Teacher Should Attend an Unconference:

Time & Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019   7pm – 9pm (EDT)
Time in your local area (

※ We will also be hosting EdCamps on October 9, 2019 (click here for details) and January 8, 2020 (click here for details).

Limit of Participants: 100 (Canadian participants have priority for the first 60 spots.)

Fee: Free

Language: Although the moderator will use Japanese, each session leader (the person who suggests the topic) will decide the language – English, French or Japanese.

Participation: Online (You can participate at home)

How to participate online:

・ The online platform which we use for the workshop is “Zoom”.
・ Potential topics will be collected before the EdCamp. If you have a topic you want to talk about / discuss, please include it when you register.
・ At the start of the session, we will carry out online voting through Padlet to decide on 12 topics. We will then split up into 4 discussion rooms and conduct 3 sessions.
・ You may wish to take a look at the topics suggested prior to the EdCamp at the following link.
・ Groups will be formed for each topic, and participants will choose which discussion room to join. You can move freely from group to group during the session.
・ As per the 35-minutes per session schedule, the second session will start from 7:45 pm EDT, and the third session will start from 8:22 pm EDT.
・ The last 5 minutes is reserved for sharing feedback.
(Please note that the schedule may change if there are too few topics suggested during registration.)

Required gadgets

・ Internet connection
・ Mic & Camera
・ Earphones or Headset
・ Smartphone/Tablet users will need to download the Zoom App
(A Zoom account is not needed)

How to use Zoom:

・ The link or “Meeting ID” will be sent to those who register for the workshop. The program is downloaded automatically and you can connect to the site automatically. The process may take more than 5 minutes especially for first-time users, so please open the link more than 5 minutes before the session starts, especially for those who are using the system for the first time.
・ For those who will use smartphones and tablets, please download the application called “ZOOM Cloud Meeting” before the event. After opening the application, please input the “Meeting ID”.


We are looking forward to everyone joining us!

Please feel free to post about the EdCamp on social media using the hashtag #EdCampJFT. You can also see what past participants have had to say about the event.

Registration: Please register online at

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Ms. Noriko Saito 416‐966‐1600 ext. 224





Show 前回応募があったトピック例は以下の通りです。

・ 日本語教育にどのように反転学習を導入するか
・ 音読練習の効果と効果的な練習の仕方について
・ 文法中心から行動中心アプローチへのシフトについて聞きたい
・ 人工知能、VR、日本語教育の将来
・ まるごと
・ 一斉授業での漢字指導
・ 初級漢字の楽しい学習方法
・ 週1回(60〜90分程度)の頻度の低いレッスンを効果的に進める方法
・ 発話や、ロールプレイが苦手な学習者への対応
・ 学生のやる気を引き出すのには?
・ レベル差がかなりあるクラスで授業をするのには?
・ 読解授業の楽しみ方
・ 中上級における読解授業の作り方
・ みん日から行動シラバスへの切り替え
・ 子供への日本語教育
・ 文化クラブ活動





・ 村上講師による日本語の解説: (10分15秒)
・ による英語の短いビデオ:分16秒)
・ ポッドキャスト「Cult of Pedagogy」で有名なJENNIFER GONZALEZさんによるブログ。Why Every Teacher Should Attend an Unconference:








・ Zoomというオンライン会議システムを利用いたします。
・ 事前にトピックを受け付けます。話し合ったり相談したいトピックがある人は申し込みの時にお書きください。
・ 当日の最初にPadletで投票してもらって、12のトピックを選びます。4つの部屋に分かれて3回のセッションを行います。
・ トピックはお申し込みの前に以下の Web ページでご覧になることができます。
・ 当日はグループに分かれてトピックについて話し合います。好きなグループに入ってください。途中で別のグループに移動してもいいです。
・ 最後に5分程度、全体で振り返りを行います。


・マイクとカメラ (パソコンに内蔵されているものでも大丈夫です。)


・スマートフォンやタブレットの場合は、 予め ZOOM Cloud Meeting のアプリをダウンロードしてください。アプリを開いてから、お申し込みの際に送付される「Meeting ID」 を入力すると、ご参加になれます。





担当者齋藤典子 416‐966‐1600 ext. 224


July 10th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
July 10th, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
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The Japan Foundation, Toronto
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