JAA Presents Traditional Culture in Japanese Language Education



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Traditional Culture in Japanese Language Education

Saturday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Japanese American Association – 49 W. 45th Street, 11th Floor (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

Registration Fee: $25/$20 JAA members/$15 seniors and students (optional lunch is an additional $10)

The Japanese American Association’s Committee on Japanese Language Education is presenting its Fall Workshop 2015 on Traditional Culture in Japanese Language Education. Scholars from various institutions will make presentations on using aspects of traditional Japanese culture in teaching Japanese language in the classroom.

Kazue Kurokawa of New York University will present “Integrating Rakugo in a Japanese as a Foreign Language Class,” moderated by Kayo Nonaka, also of NYU. Mayumi Nishida of Language House will moderate a presentation by Japan Society’s Tomoyo Kamimura and Shiyo Kaku, a lecturer in the Japanese Language Program at the University of Pennsylvania. They will discuss how the performing arts can be used in language study in “Japanese Performing Arts and Japanese Language Education: Noh and Nagasaki Language Workshop.”

“English Haiku – Transplanted and Growing” is the topic of the final presentation by Geoffrey Van Kirk of the United Nations International School, moderated by Kazuo Tsuda, also of UNIS.

To register, please send an email to info@jaany.org with “Japanese Teachers’ Workshop” in the subject.