SOAS University of London

Japan & Korea Section, Department of East Asian Languages & Culture

Teaching and Learning Japanese at SOAS - Past, Present, Future: Celebrating 100 years of Japanese language pedagogy (and 20 of pedagogues' training)

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Date: 2 June 2016Time: 10:30 AM

Finishes: 2 June 2016Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Kamran Djam Lecture Theatre (G2)

Type of Event: Conference


10:30-10:50 Opening remarks
10:50-11:00 Welcome address: Dean of Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Prof. Lutz Marten
The Japanese language programme: past, present and future
11:00-11:30 War-time SOAS Japanese language courses
Dr Barbara Pizziconi (Reader in Japanese Applied Linguistics, SOAS)
11:30-12:00 The  evolution of the language programmes in the SOAS Japan section, 1990-2010
Prof Kazumi Tanaka (ICU, Tokyo; former Japan section Principal Lector), Ms Misako Kanehisa, Mrs Miwako Kashiwagi, (Senior Lectors, Japan section, SOAS) and Dr Miki Kawabata (Senior Language Teaching Officer, University of Cambridge; former Senior Lector, Japan section, SOAS)
12:00-12:30 Japanese Language Programmes 2010-2016 and beyond
Dr Akiko Furukawa (SOAS, Japan section Principal Lector), Dr Seiko Harumi, Ms Misako Kanehisa, Mrs Miwako Kashiwagi, Dr Hitoshi Shiraki and Mrs Kaori Taniguchi (Senior Lectors, Japan section, SOAS), Mrs Yoshiko Jones (Senior Teaching Fellow, SOAS)
12:30-14:00 LUNCH BREAK
Research on Japanese language learning and teaching
14:00-14:30 What is the role of linguistic theory in second language teaching? – the case of subject omission in Japanese
Prof. Mika Kizu (Notre Dame Seishin University)
14:30-15:00 The challenge of Facebook in a Japanese language classroom at beginner level: a case study
Dr Tiziana Carpi (Postgraduate Researcher, University of Milan)
15:00-15:30 Translation in foreign language teaching: A case study of BA Japanese students at SOAS
Ms Eiko Gyogi (Lecturer, Akita International University/Ph.D. candidate, SOAS, University of London)
15:30-16:00 COFFEE BREAK
16:00-16:30 Designing Japanese language teaching materials: students-as-informers and future co-creators
Ms Mary Murata (Senior Lecturer in Japanese language) & Dr Becky Muradás-Taylor (Lecturer in English Language, Linguistics, and Japanese, York St John University)
16:30-17:00 Report on current research on "Interpreting and connecting with Otherness in Japan"
Dr Barbara Pizziconi & Dr Noriko Iwasaki (Senior Lecturer in Language Pedagogy, SOAS)
17:00-19:00 RECEPTION

This event is free to attend, but please book your place via Google Docs.

Organiser: Dr Barbara Pizziconi


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