The First Conference of Japanese Language Education in East Africa Program

June 30, 2013

The First Conference of Japanese Language Education in East Africa Program

Date: 12 (Fri) – 14 (Sun) July 2013

Venue: Japan Culture and Information Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan in Kenya
Organized by: Japanese Language Teachers’ Association – Kenya (Jaltak) in conjunction with Embassy of Japan in Kenya
Sponsor: Japan Foundation

12 (Fri) July: 9:30 – 17:30 (19:00 – Dinner)

9:30 – 10:00: Registration

10:00 Opening Ceremony
Yasunori Nakamura, JICC Director

10:15-10:45 Self Introduction

10:45 – 12:45 Prof Katsuhiko Sakuma (University of the Sacred Heart, Japan)
Keynote Address, “Japanese Language Education in Countries Remote from Japan”

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch

Poster session
“Let’s Learn Japanese for Tourism” by Lydia Wamuti, Utalii College, Kenya
“ICT for Japanese Language Education” by Yvone Welikhe, Egerton University, Kenya

13:45 – 15:15 Presentation of Research and Report: Teaching Methods

1. “Method of Teaching Verb Conjugation” by Mineko Ebihara, former teacher, Bunka Language Pte. School, Singapore

2. “Use of Video Conference Facility for Facilitating ‘Intercultural Discussion’” by Kanae Miura, International Student Center, Kanazawa University, Japan

3. “Classroom Activities for Improving Self-learning Capacity – Mastering Vocabulary by Incorporating the Portfolio” by Aya Satomi, former lecturer, Paris Diderot University, France)

15:15 – 15:30 Tea Break

15:30 – 17:30 Special Workshop, “How to Teach NO DA Construction Using the Textbook Nakama” by Prof Seiichi Makino, Emeritus Professor, Princeton University, USA)

19:00 – Dinner at Japanese Restaurant Misono

13 (Sat) July: 9:30 – 16:30

9:30 – 11:30 OPI Seminar by Prof Seiichi Makino, Emeritus Professor, Princeton University

11:30 – 11:45 Tea Break

11:45 – 12:45 Presentation of Research and Report: E-Learning

4. “Creating Ubiquitous Learning Spaces using Whatsapp in Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL)” by Ian Wairua, Strathmore University, Kenya

5. “The Use of Social Media in Teaching Japanese: Exploring different approaches in attempts to solicit students’contributions in Facebook Group Page” by Katsuji Nakamura, United States International University, Kenya

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 – 15:15 Presentation of Research and Report

6. “Research on, and Date Collection of, Japanese Phonetics Lessons and Learners in Africa” by Kazuhiro Isomura, Japan Foundation / National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan

7. “Significance to the Role of Teaching of Japanese and National Languages for Pupils with Japanese Father and Native Mother in Full-time Japanese Primary School” by Aya Kondo, Kenya Utalii College, Kenya

8. “Use of Unconventional Audiovisual Aids in Teaching Japanese: Comics Bookbinding, ‘Kamishibai’ and Ventriloquism” by Takako Nagamine, Bäumlihof High School, Münchenstein High School, Liestal High School, Switzerland

15:15 – 15:30 Tea Break

15:30 – 16:30 Workshop, “Use of Unconventional Audiovisual Aids in Teaching Japanese: Comics Bookbinding, ‘Kamishibai’ and Ventriloquism” by Takako Nagamine, Bäumlihof High School, Münchenstein High School, Liestal High School, Switzerland

14 (Sun) July: 9:30 – 17:30

9:30 – 10:30 Workshop “3 Minutes Cooking: Let’s Use Slide Database for Introduction of Topics at Beginner’s Level!” by Jun Arisue, Japan Foundation Japanese Language Specialist / Kentatta University, Kenya

10:30 – 10:45 Tea Break

10:45 – 12:45 Workshop “Introduction to the programming for Japanese teachers” by Jun Arisue, Japan Foundation Japanese Language Specialist / Kentatta University, Kenya

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 – 16:45 Japanese Language Education in East Africa

13:45 – 14 :05 “Japanese Language Education in Tanzania” by Tomoko Matsui, University of Dodoma, Tanzania

14:05 – 14:25 “Japanese Language Education in Madagascar” by Ravohitsoa Francis Zackarie, Tana Japanese Language Courses (TJLC), Madagascar

14:25 – 14:45 “Efforts of Training Local Japanese Language Teachers in Ethiopia” by Yoko Furusaki, Mekelle University, Ethiopia

14:45 – 15:05 “Japanese Language Education in Khartoum and its Future” by Kiyomi Tsuruoka, former lecturer, University of Khartoum, Sudan

15:05 – 15:25 “Japanese Language Education in Kenya and East Africa: Challenges and its Futrue” by Jun Arisue, Japan Foundation Japanese Language Specialist / Kentatta University, Kenya

15:25 – 16:45 Panel Discussion

16:45 – 17:15 Recap of the conference

17:15 – 17:30 Closing Ceremony
Katsuji Nakamura, JALTAK Chairman

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