Continuing Learning Japanese 30: EdCamp for Japanese Language Teachers

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July 24th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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日本語教師情報交換会:日本語学習を継続させる 30







日時:2019年7月24日(水) 午後6時30分~ 8時 (開場:午後6時)

会場:国際交流基金トロント日本文化センター 2 Bloor Street East, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario


国際交流基金トロント日本文化センター  齋藤典子
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Information Exchange Meeting for Japanese Language Teachers:
Continuing Learning Japanese 30
EdCamp for Japanese Language Teachers

Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education (CAJLE)
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 Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education (CAJLE) and the Japan Foundation, Toronto have been co-organizing events to build a good foundation for the articulation of Japanese language education.

In the 30th event of the series, we will host an EdCamp for Japanese Language Teachers. EdCamps are study groups where the participants play leading roles, and discussion topics are decided by participants at registration and/or on the spot. Participants are welcome to suggest topics related to any problem they may face in the 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.

Examples of topics previously suggested at the JFT Online EdCamp for Japanese Language Teachers:

・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
・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

Please register using the form below.

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (Doors open at 6pm)

Place: The Japan Foundation, Toronto 2 Bloor Street East, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario

* Please feel free to contact the following individuals if you have any questions:

For Inquiries:
Noriko Saito (The Japan Foundation, Toronto)
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Ikuko Komuro-Lee (CAJLE)
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July 24th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
July 24th, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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The Japan Foundation, Toronto
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The Japan Foundation, Toronto
2 Bloor St. East, 3rd Floor
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