Joint Conference of
We are pleased to announce the first joint conference of JLTA-New England and NECTJ. In addition to issues concerning methodology, and material development, special emphasis is placed on AP (Advanced Placement) Japanese. It is our great honor to welcome Professor Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku (University of California, San Diego) and Mr. Kin Chee (New Paltz Central High School) as guest speakers on this topic.
Panel on AP Japanese (9:00-2:00)
Individual presentations about technology, methodology, and material development (2:00-6:00)
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8:30-9:00 Registration & Breakfast
9:00-9:10 Welcome Speech
9:10-12:10 ON AP JAPANESE: Talks by SPECIAL GUESTS
9:10-10:05 Professor Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku (University of California, San Diego) “The AP Japanese Course and Exam: Their Goals and Contents”
10:05-11:00 Mr. Kin Chee (New Paltz Central High School) "The AP Japanese Course and Exam: Administrative, Instructional, and Programmatic Implications for K-16 Instructors"
11:00-11:10 10 minutes break
11:10-12:10 SESSION I: Three Presentations on AP Japanese
Michiko Homann (Boston Latin Academy) “My Adventures in Japan "BOKU TO WATASHI NO RYOKYOO NIKKI": PUROJEKUTO O TOOSHITA GAKUSHUU TO SONO KOOKA”
Yukiyo Iida (Brookline High School, MA) "Teaching World Language to Students with Disabilities"
"Community-Oriented Curriculum for AP Japanese" by Kazuo Tsuda (United Nations International School, NY) and Yasuko Ootsue (St. Ann's School, NY)
1:10-2:00 Open Floor Discussion on AP Japanese
MODERATOR: Tomoko Graham (Noble and Greenough School, MA)
2:00-5:50 Individual presentations
(The presentations will include such topics technology, methodology, and material development.)
SESSION II: MODERATOR: Yoko Chiba (St. Lawrence University)
2:00-2:20 Naoto Kobayashi (Hall-Dale High School, ME) “Content –based Instruction in
High School Classes”
2:20-2:40 Elizabeth L. Armstrong (Bucknell University) Email technology as a language practice tool
2:40-3:00 Mutsumi Corson & Kazuko Suzuki (University of Vermont) Effective and Interactive Usage of Blogs in Japanese Language Courses
3:20-3:35 15 minutes break
SESSION III: LISTENING COMPREHENSION MODERATOR: Jackie Hiroe Imai (Iona College)
3:35-3:50 Ikuko Watanabe (Dartmouth College) “Web O RIYOO SHITA KIKITORI / KOOTOO RENSHUU HOJO KYOOZAI”
3:50-4:05 Kasumi Yamamoto & Mika Hirai (Williams College) “Technology and Language Pedagogy, iPod as a Language Learning Tool”
4:05-4:20 Hideko Furukawa & John H. Graves (Saint Michael’s College) “Effective ways of using free downloadable audio recording/editing software: Audacity, in an eCollege environment in a Japanese language class”
4:20-4:35 Questions & Answers
4:35-4:50 15 minutes break
SESSION IV: MODERATOR: Wako Tawa (Amherst College)
4:50-5:10 Keiko Ofuji (Bates College) “Sexual Diversity and the Japanese Language Classroom“
5:10-5:30 Reiko Yamada (Williams College) “Use of Visual Context and Sound-Files in
Assessment and Review of Katakana Using Katakana Exercise Collections”
5:30-5:50 Kikuko Yamashita (Brown University) “KAIWA KARA KATARI SOSHITE BUNSHOUTAI E, SHOKYUU NIHONGO GAKUSHUSHA O TAISHOO TO SHITA GENGO KATSUDOO O TOOSHITE”
If you are using an internet map service, please use the address of the conference venue (Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies), 343 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT 06459.
PARKING (please check the exact location in the campus map)
ACCOMMODATIONS (Crowne Plaza Hotel, HARTFORD-CROMWELL)
We have blocked some rooms at Crowne Plaza Cromwell (100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT 06416) for June 2nd and 3rd. Please call the reservations department with Crowne Plaza Cromwell at 800-308-4589 or 860-635-200 to reserve rooms before Friday, May 12th. Please identify your affiliation with "Joint Conference of JLTA - New England and NECTJ) in order to receive the special room rates ($85 single or double per night, with 12% tax). All rooms must be guaranteed by credit card or advance deposit. Transportation from the hotel on the morning of June 3rd (7:40 a.m. or 8:10 a.m.) will be provided by Wesleyan University at no charge for the participants.
Other hotels in the area:
Van service will be provided at free of charge on the morning of Sat. June, 3rd between Crowne Plaza Hotel and Wesleyan University. Please come to the front lobby entrance area by 7:40 a.m. or 8:10 a.m. (about 15 minute ride).