Continuing Learning Japanese 18: Following-up on Teaching Materials

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February 7th, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST

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Continuing Learning Japanese XVIII

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 18th event of this series, we will be following on from the topic of the 16th session. In groups of two to three we looked at the textbooks widely used in Toronto and the surrounding areas and examined things such as their composition, contents, order of contents, and used this to build a frame to compare texts. This time we will take this further and look at differences in focal points, differences in targeted students, and use in class; then through discussion we will further our understanding of the resources and at the same time learn the know how required to look at these resources from different angles. The participants will present their findings at the end of the session and these may be posted online later. 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.

Not only teachers but also those interested in Japanese language education are welcome. Please join us!

Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
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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Noriko Saito (Program Officer, Japan Foundation Toronto)
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Ikuko Komuro-Lee (CAJLE Ontario Chapter)
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さて、第18回目の今回は、第16回目で行った教材研究を続けて行います。第16回目では、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、教材の構成や内容、提出順序の違い等フレームをまとめ互いに学びました。今回はさらに分析を続け、各教材による焦点の当て方の差、教材に適切な学習者層や教室活動等について検討・ディスカッションを行いながら、教材への理解を深め、同時に教材を様々な角度から眺めるノウハウを学び合う場となればと思っています。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」、「文化初級日本語」、「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:201527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
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CAJLEオンタリオ部会 小室リー郁子(Ikuko Komuro-Lee)
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February 7th, 2015 @ 2:30 pm
February 7th, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
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