Continuing Learning Japanese 16: Teaching Materials

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October 25th, 2014 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

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Continuing Learning Japanese XVI

Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education (Ontario Chapter)
The Japan Foundation, Toronto

Japanese is taught at several secondary schools in Toronto and its surrounding areas. Yet, it appears that teachers do not know much about the other institutions, courses or programmes. This lack of understanding can sometimes be found even within the same institution. We believe that it is very important and necessary for teachers to know what their current students have previously studied and in what type of environment that education took place. Similarly, it is important to be informed of the available learning opportunities for students who wish to continue studying Japanese. We believe it is essential for teachers to build a strong and active network that enables them to communicate with one another. Since December 2009, the Ontario Chapter (CAJLE) and the Japan Foundation, Toronto have been co-organizing events to build a good foundation for the articulation of Japanese language education.

For the 16th event of this series, we will be focusing on teaching materials. Focusing on beginner level textbooks widely used in Toronto and its surrounding areas, participants will divide into small groups of two to three people and look at things such as the differences in the order of contents and how they are delivered, differences in focal points, what level of students and approximate hours of study are appropriate for each text, and perform research activities on classroom activities amongst others. The groups will then present their conclusions, and these may even go onto the website. The textbooks which we will be looking at include GENKI, Nakama, Minna no Nihongo, Mirai, Japanese for Busy People, and other textbooks in the Japan Foundation, Toronto’s collection.


Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Place: The Japan Foundation, Toronto 2nd Floor, 131 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Time: 2:30pm to 5:30pm (The doors open at 2:00pm)

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For Inquiries:

Noriko Saito (Program Officer, Japan Foundation Toronto)
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Ikuko Komuro-Lee (CAJLE Ontario Chapter)
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さて、第16回目となる今回は、日本語教材の勉強会を計画しております。トロント近郊の学校で多く使われている初級教材を、参加者が2,3名のグループになって、教材による内容や提出順序の違い、焦点の当て方の差、教材に適切な学習者層や総学習時間、教室活動等について教材研究を行う活動を予定しています。成果物をその場で発表し、その後、ウェブサイト等でも公開します。使用教材は、「GENKI」、「Nakama」、「みんなの日本語」、「Mirai」、「Japanese for Busy People」等、当センター所蔵のものを使用する予定です。




日時:20141025日(土) 午後2時30530分(開場:2

会場:The Japan Foundation, Toronto 2nd Floor, 131 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario



ジャパン・ファウンデーション・トロント 齋藤典子(
CAJLEオンタリオ部会 小室リー郁子(Ikuko Komuro-Lee)
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October 25th, 2014 @ 2:30 pm
October 25th, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
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