LINGUIST List 13.1582

Mon Jun 3 2002

Confs: Japanese Lang/Lang Learning & Teaching

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  1. Kimio Tanihara, Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education (CAJLE)

Message 1: Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education (CAJLE)

Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 13:53:00 -0400
From: Kimio Tanihara <taniharabuffalo.edu>
Subject: Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education (CAJLE)

Dear Colleagues:

You are cordially invited to participate in the 2002 Annual Conference
of the Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education (CAJLE). 

"Expanding Networking in the Japanese Teaching Community," the theme of
the 2002 CAJLE Annual Conference, is a response to the interest voiced
by our members at last year's annual conference. 

This year again, with appreciation for Japan Foundation's funding
support, we invite many distinctive guest lecturers and organize Teacher
Training Seminars, Special Sessions, Individual Research Paper
Presentations, as well as a Book Fair and more. Please see detailed
program below. We look forward to welcoming all of you to our exciting
four-day event!

Date: June 27 - 30, 2002
Place: The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Suite 213 (The Colonnade, 2nd floor)
131 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Those who need information regarding local arrangements, please visit
our web site: http://people.uleth.ca/~uzawa/CAJLE.htm or contact Yoshiko
Nakao (ynakaorogers.com).


We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Japan Foundation in
Toronto on June 27 - 30, 2002.


Hitomi Oketani-Lobbezoo, Ph.D.
Chair
2002 CAJLE Annual Conference



Program

DAY 1 Thursday, June 27

9:00 - 9:30 Registration

9:30 - 9:45 Opening

9:45 - 12:00 Individual Research Paper Presentations
(1) 
 (see attached program below for
details)

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch, Book Fair by Nihongo Circle &
Meetings of International/Heritage Language Elementary Program,
Secondary School Program and Adult Education Program Special Interest
Groups (SIGs)

13:30 - 17:00 Individual Research Paper Presentations
(2)
(see attached program below for details)


DAY 2 Friday, June 28

9:30 - 12:15 Individual Research Paper Presentations
(3) 
(see attached program below for details)

12:15 - 13:30 Lunch, Book Fair by Nihongo Circle &
Meetings of International/Heritage Language Elementary Program,
Secondary School Program and Adult Education Program SIGs

13:30 - 15:30 Teacher Training Seminar (1)
Lecturer: Takehiro Kanaya (University of Montreal)
Topic: How to teach "Japanese Particles" effectively?

The traditional way to start beginners' classes by introducing nominal
sentences (e.g. Kore-wa hon desu) is in fact much less effective than we
tend to think. The presenter proposes instead to begin with verbal
sentences, in particular those composed of: loanword(s)-case particle(s)
-verb (e.g. Restoran-de pizza-wo tabemasu). This way, we can (1) avoid
confusing students in their first classes by the controversial question
around wa vs. ga; (2) easily explain the fundamental differences of
sentence structures between Japanese and students' language, most
importantly the absence of the grammatical subject in Japanese.

16:00 - 17:30 General Meeting

18:30 - 20:30 Reception (Dinner)



DAY 3 Saturday, June 29

10:00 - 12:00 Teacher Training Seminar (2)
Lecturer: Nobuko Wang (Senshuu University)
Topic: How to teach "Listening" effectively?

The difficulty of foreign language learning and its speed vary according
to learners' native languages. As for listening, the effective way of
teaching listening is based on learners' learning levels. The presenter
will introduce some examples to develop listening skills for both
beginning and advanced level learners.

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch, Book Fair by Nihongo Circle &
Meetings of International/Heritage Language Elementary Program,
Secondary School Program and Adult Education Program SIGs

13:00 - 16:00 Teacher Training Seminar (3)
Lecturer: Mary Sisk Noguchi (Meijo University)
Topic: How to teach "Kanji" effectively? - New hope for Kanji learning:
Component analysis workshop and demonstration.

First, the presenter will relate her own kanji learning experiences,
including how component analysis instructional materials led her to a
love of kanji learning and to literacy in Japanese. She will explain
what component analysis is, and how she has used it to teach the shape,
meanings and pronunciations of kanji to small groups of adult foreigners
in Japan. Workshop participants will experiment with component
analysis, analyzing several less-commonly used kanji and then creating
stories which tie together their components. A variety of component
analysis instructional materials will be introduced, including those for
classroom and self-study proposes. With workshop participants, the
presenter hopes to explore the following issues: What is the ideal
sequence for learning kanji? Should kanji be introduced from the very
beginning of Japanese studies, along with other skills? Should all
aspects of a character be mastered before learners move on to the next?
Should kanji pedagogy for high school students be the same as that for
adults? Realistically, how many characters can a teacher introduce in
the classroom? Should less commonly used kanji be taught "only for
recognition," and not for production? Participants will be encouraged
to reflect on the kanji instructional methodology they are currently
utilizing, and how it compares to a component analysis approach. There
will be a 45-minute demonstration of component analysis classroom
techniques, using beginning-intermediate kanji learners. The workshop
will be conducted in Japanese, and the demonstration in English.


16:15 - 18:30 Special Sessions
Theme: "Expanding Networking in the Japanese Teaching Community"

Session 1: Networking among K through 16
Panelists: Hitomi Oketani (Eastern Michigan University), Michiko Suzuki
(Kokugo Japanese Heritage School), Noriko Furuya (Central Technical High
School)

Session 2: Expanding Networking through the Internet
Panelists: Mary Sisk Noguchi (Meijo University), Michiko Nishijima
(University of New Brunswick), Chong-Liang Wang (The Japan Foundation -
Language Institute, Urawa)

Session 3: Networking among Japanese language teacher organizations
Panelists: Kozue Uzawa (University of Lethbridge), X. Jie Yang
(University of Calgary), Yoko Azuma (Carlton University)

Session 4: Networking with Japanese Government organizations
Panelists: Michiko Yazawa (The Japan Foundation/Japanese Language and
Culture, Alberta Learning), Noriko Saito (The Japan Foundation Toronto)


DAY 4 Sunday, June 30

10:00 -12:00 Teacher Training Seminar (4)
Lecturers: Rima Jibiki (The Japan Forum) &
Michiko Yazawa (The Japan Foundation/ Japanese Language and Culture,
Alberta Learning)
Topic: Effective usage of "DEAI" materials

12:00 -13:30 Lunch, Book Fair by Nihongo Circle &
Meetings of International/Heritage Language Elementary Program,
Secondary School Program and Adult Education Program SIGs

13:00 - 15:00 Teacher Training Seminar (5)
Lecturer: Michiko Yazawa (The Japan Foundation/ Japanese Language and
Culture, Alberta Learning)
& CAJLE Secondary School Program SIG members
Topic: Effective usage of "DEAI" materials (continued)

15:00 -15:30 Closing


We thank the Japan Foundation for their funding support from the 2002
Support Program for Developing Network Grant of Japanese Language
Teachers and Institutions. We also appreciate the generous support of
the Japan Foundation Toronto for the use of their facilities for our
Conference.

(This conference schedule and program are subject to change.)

Program for Research Paper Presentations
(All the presentations below will be given in Japanese.)

Day 1: Thursday, June 27, 2002
Individual Research Paper Presentations (1)
<Second Language & Heritage Language Education>
9:45-10:15 Takami Kanayama (Georgia Southern University)
"Noticing in Japanese Language Development: A Case Study of Internet
Interaction"

10:15-10:45 Hitomi Oketani-Lobbezoo & Motoko Tabuse (Eastern
Michigan University)
"Establishment of Japanese Heritage Language Education System in
Mid-West, U.S. (Interim Report)"

11:00-11:30 Junko Kondo (University of Michigan)
"An Analysis of Japanese Learner's Oral Narratives: Linguistic Features
That Affect Comprehensibility"

11:30-12:00 Rumiko Shinzato (Georgia Institute of Technology),
and Sono Takano Hayes (Carnegie Mellon University)
"Effect of Humor in a JFL Classroom"

Individual Research Paper Presentations (2)
<Second Language Education>
1:30-2:00 Janet Fu (University of Toronto)
"The Problematic Usage of the Noun-modifying Clause in Japanese: A
Perspective on the Particle 'no'"

2:00-2:30 Nobuko Wang (Senshu University)
"Recognition of the Japanese Vocabulary by Chinese/Korean-Speaking
Learners"

2:30-3:00 Kozue Uzawa (University of Lethbridge)
"Use of Dictionaries in the Process of Reading Japanese Prose (In the
Case of Chinese=81Students)"

<Utilizing the Internet for Language Learning>
3:15-3:45 Mayumi Hoshi (University of Calgary)
"A Study of a Japanese Language Beginners' Course Mailing List"

3:45-4:15 Mayumi Ishida (Dartmouth College), and Yasuhiro
Omoto (University of California, Berkeley)
"Development and Implementation of Kanji Practice Websites"

4:15-4:45 X. Jie Yang (University of Calgary)
"The Challenge of Learning Resource Development on the Internet: A Case
Study of 'KOBUN-Online'"

Day 2: Friday, June 28, 2002
Individual Research Paper Presentations (3)
<Linguistics>
9:30-10:00 Seiichiro Inaba (San Jose State University)
"Default Accent Rules of Japanese Nominal Compounds and Rhythm
Instruction"

10:00-10:30 Zendo Uwano (University of Tokyo)
"Functions of the Phrase Tone in Japanese"

10:30-11:00 Kimio Tanihara (University at Buffalo, The State
University of New York)
"Functions and Meanings of Modification by the Genitive Marker 'no' in
Japanese"

11:15-11:45 David Bordes (Kyushu University)
"Reconsidering the So-called 'Dropped-Person' in Spoken Japanese"

11:45-12:15 Masahiko Maedera [Masahiko Satou] (Mojikyo
Institution)
"A Classification for Japanese Transitive/Intransitive Verbs with a
Corpus of Verbs"
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