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Fri Feb 12 1999

Confs: Central Association of Teachers of Japanese

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  1. Motoko Tabuse, 1999 CATJ Conference

Message 1: 1999 CATJ Conference

Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 11:50:07 +0000
From: Motoko Tabuse <fla_tabuseONLINE.EMICH.EDU>
Subject: 1999 CATJ Conference

The 1999 Central Association of Teachers of Japanese (CATJ) conference
will be held at the EMU Corporate Education Center on April 16 & 17,

The following is the conference schedule. The theme of the conference
is "The Future of Japanese Language Education: Toward the 21st
Century". This year's keynote speakers are Jessica Thurrott,
President of the National Council of the Japanese Language Teachers
(NCJLT), and Laurel Rasplica Rodd, President of the Association of
Teachers of Japanese (ATJ). The information regarding hotel, travel
and registration will be available after February 16 via: or

I hope you can come to the conference!

hosted by
Eastern Michigan University (EMU) &
Japanese Teachers Association of Michigan (JTAM)
Corporate Education Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan
April 16-17, 1999


5:30 pm Registration and coffee

5:45 pm Opening remarks
 Motoko Tabuse, Eastern Michigan University, CATJ
 Conference Organizer

 Midori Savage, Garden City Elementary School, Vice
 President, Japanese Teachers Association of Michigan

Paper Presentations--I

6:00-6:25 pm
"Brain-Based Foreign Language Learning: The Multiple Intelligences"
 Bridget Dean, Farmington Public Schools, Farmington, MI

6:25-6:50 pm
"Explicit vs. Implicit Learning: The Case of Acquisition of the
 Japanese Conjectural Auxiliaries"
 Mariko Moroishi, Purdue University, IN

6:50-7:15 pm
"Do Motivations and Aptitude Influence the Japanese Proficiency of
 American Students?"
 Takayuki Nishimata, Salem-Teikyo University, WV

7:15-7:30 pm Break

Paper Presentations --II

7:30-7:55 pm
"The VICTORY System: Interacting with Video in Language Learning"
 Atsushi Fukada, Purdue University, IN

7:55-8:20 pm
"Development of Kanji Character Frequency List and Its Application on
 WWW: Java Kanji Flashcard 500"
 Nobuko Chikamatsu, DePaul University, IL


8:00 am Registration and light breakfast

8:25 am Welcoming remarks
 John Hubbard, Chair, Eastern Michigan University, Department
 of Foreign Languages & Bilingual Studies

Paper Presentations--III

8:30-8:55 am
"A Study of the Speech Act Sets of Learners of Japanese as a
 Second Language: Expression of Gratitude"
 Miki Motohashi, University of Wisconsin, WI

8:55-9:20 am
"The Effect of Study Abroad to Japan"
 Hamako Furuhata, Mount Union College, OH

9:20-9:45 am
"Communicative Environment for Japanese Learners in a Japanese
 Community: Are Our Students Prepared for the 'Real World'?"
 Tomoko Traphagan, University of Pittsburgh, PA

9:45-10:10 am
"Japanese as a Heritage Language: Towards Additive Bilinguals for
 Human Resources"
 Hitomi Oketani-Lobbezoo, Eastern Michigan University, MI

10:10-10:25 am Break

10:25-11:25 am Keynote Speech I: Past, Present, and Future of NCJLT
 Jessica Thurrott, President of the National Council of Japanese
 Language Teachers (NCJLT), formerly known as the National Council of
 the Secondary Teachers of Japanese (NCSTJ)

11:25-12:45 pm Lunch

12:45-1:45 pm Keynote Speech II: Past, Present, and Future of ATJ
 Laurel Rasplica Rodd, President, Association of Teachers of Japanese

1:45-3:45 pm
 Regional Reports of the Japanese language associations:
 Indiana Teachers of Japanese Association, Sadatoshi Tomizawa
 Illinois Teachers of Japanese Association, Takuo Kinoshita
 Northeast Teachers of Japanese Association, Kazuo Tsuda
 Missouri Teachers of Japanese Association, Janet Akaike-Toste
 Japanese Teachers Association of Michigan, Melisia Pytlak

3:45-3:55 pm Break

3:55-4:45 pm
 Small Group discussion and report
 "Future of Japanese Language Education"

4:45 pm Business meeting and reception

This conference is sponsored by the grants from the Japan Business
Society of Detroit, and the Northeast Asia Council.

Motoko Tabuse, Associate Professor
CATJ Organizer
Dept. of Foreign Languages & Bilingual Studies
Eastern Michigan University
TEL: (734) 487-0130/3346
FAX: (734) 487-0338

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