First Conference of Japanese Language Education in Kenya : Programme

July 28, 2012

First Conference of Japanese Language Education in Kenya
“Organizing Course: From Course Design to Evaluation”

Date: 4th (Sat) / 5th (Sun) August 2012
Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan in Kenya
Organized by Japanese Language Teachers’ Association – Kenya (Jaltak) in conjunction with Embassy of Japan
Sponsor: Japan Foundation

Day I (Aug 4): 10:00 – 18:00

9:30 – 10:00: Registration

10:00 – 10:30 Opening Ceremony.

Speech from an official, Embassy of Japan
Opening Remark from Katsuji Nakamura (Chairperson, Jaltak)
Self-Introduction from all the participants

10:30 – 12:00 Key Note Address, “Language Instruction & Testing”
by Prof Sukero Ito, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
(1 hour lecture and 30 min Q / A)

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 17:45 Presentation of Research and Report
E-learning (MC: Aya Kondo)

14:00 – 14:20
“Exploring the Use of Facebook Message Box in the Basic Level Japanese Class: An Experiment”
Jun Arisue (Kenyatta University, Kenya) / Katsuji Nakamura (USIU, Kenya)

14:20 – 14:40
“Towards Integration of Social Media into Blended Elearning for Japanese Language in Kenya” 
Ian Wairua, Strathmore University

14 :40 – 14 :50 Question and Answer

Japanese for Tourism (MC: Aya Kondo)

14:50 – 15:10
“Creating E-Learning Materials of Kenyan Local Contents”
Jun Arisue (Kenyatta University, Kenya) / Tomoe Nakagaki (Prestige Global / Osaka University Graduate School)

15:10 – 15:30
“Creating a Syllabus, ‘Japanese for Tourism,’ for the Madagascan Tour Guides”
Ambinintsoa Rakotomanana (Institut Superieur de Technologie d’Antananarivo, Madagascar)

15:30 – 15:40 Q / A

Comparative Linguistics: Japanese and Swahili (MC: Jun Arisue)

16: 10 – 16:30
“Comparative Study of Conceptual Metaphors”
Monica Kahumburu (Catholic University of East Africa, Kenya)

16:30 – 16: 50
“Comparative Study of Discourse of Consultation between Japanese and Swahili: ‘Structure’ and ‘Consideration for Others’ among Kenyan Swahili Speakers”
Tomoe Nakagaki (Prestige Grobal / Osaka University Graduate School)

16:50 – 17:00 Q / A

Report / Research on Japanese Language Education

17:00 – 17 : 20
“Student’s anxiety, teacher’s attitude, and teaching methods” vis-à-vis “students’ perception of achievement” in Japanese course: Preliminary Survey
Katsuji Nakamura (United States International University, Kenya)

17:20 – 17:40
“Enjoying Japanese Classic Literature: Trying Hentai Kana Letters”
Aya Kondo (Kenya Utalii College, Kenya)

17:40 – 17:50 Q / A

18:30 – 20:30 Dinner (Nyama choma)

Day II (Aug 5): 10:00 – 18:00

10:00 – 12:00 Workshop “My first teaching plan”
facilitated by Yoshifumi Murakami, Japan Foundation Cairo Japan Culture Center

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 16:00 Reports on the Current Status of Japanese Language Education in East African Countries (MC: Katsuji Nakamura)

14:00 – 14:40
“Japanese Language Education in Madagascar”
Rianasoa Andriariniaina (Madagascar Ninjin Club)

14:20 – 14:40
“Japanese Language Courses and Voices of the Students in Ethiopia”
Yoko Furusaki / Chikage Ohba (Mekele University, Ethiopia)

14:40 – 15:00
“Japanese Language Education in Uganga”
Yasunori Kawasumi (Makerere University, Uganda)

15:00 – 15:20
“Japanese Language Education inTanzania”
Yousuke Yamaoka (former lecturer, Dodoma University, Tanzania) {Report will be read by Tomoe Nakagaki on his behalf}

15:20 – 15:40
“Japanese Language Education in Sudan”
Kiyomi Tsuruoka (Khartoum University, Sudan) {Report will be read by Aya Kondo on her behalf}

15:40 – 16:00
“Japanese Language Education in Kenya”
Jun Arisue (Kenyatta University, Kenya)

16:00 – 16:10 Tea Break

16:10 – 17: 30 Panel Discussion “Japanese Language Education in East Africa”
Panelists: Prof Sukero Ito, Yoshifumi Murakami
Facilitator: Jun Arisue

17:30 – 18:00 Closing Ceremony
Comments from all the participants
Closing Remark: Katsuji Nakamura (Chairperson, Jaltak)

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