The 22nd Conference of the Japanese Language Teachers Association of

New England


The 13th Conference of the Northeast Council of Teachers of Japanese


Saturday, June 14h, 2008


Connecticut College


Looking Past the Textbook: Teaching in the Visual Age


8:00 - Registration at Blaustein Humanities Center (1st Floor)

Breakfast is served.

(You can park your car in front of the Shine Library)

9:00 - 9:10 Welcoming Remark
Roger Brooks, Dean of Faculty at Connecticut College
Blaunstein Room 210
9:10 - 10:25

Session I (Blaunstein Room 210)

Beyond the Classroom: Community Based Teaching
Tomoko Graham (Noble and Greenough School, MA)
Naoto Kobayashi (Hall-Dale High School, ME)

Just Me, My Laptop, and a Computer Projector
Kazumi Yamashita (Maloney Interdistrict Magnet School, CT)
Productive Tutoring Sessions in Japanese Education:
Kyoko Shiga (Colby College, ME)

10:25-10:35 Break (Refreshment is served)

Panel I (Blaunstein Room 210)
Crisis in Japanese Language Education in Middle Schools

Kin Chee (New York State Education Department, NY)
Nobuko Hasegawa (LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts and Performing Arts, NY)
Michiko Homann (Boston Latin Academy, MA)
Tomoko Graham (Noble and Greenough School, MA)
Kazumi Yamashita (Maloney Interdistrict Magnet School, CT)
Kazuo Tsuda (United Nations International School, NY)

12:05-1:05 Lunch at Hood Dining Hall (in Blaustein Humanities Center)

Guest Speaker (Blaunstein Room 210

Understanding Anime: A Guide for Japanese Language Teachers
Kim Rudolph (Alumna of Colby College)


Session II (Blaunstein Room 210)

Wiki and Its Effective Use in Japanese Language Education
Mayumi Ishida (Dartmouth College, NH)

Using Visual Analytics to Understand Kanji Education
Peter V. Henstock
Mariko I. Henstock (Boston University, MA)

Enhancing Writing Skills
Etsuko Takahashi (Wesleyan University, CT)

3:35-3:45 Break (Refreshment is served)

Panel II (Blaunstein Room 210)

Teaching the Japanese Language Through Skit

Yuko Kageyama-Hunt (Harvard University, MA)
Yasunori Fujisaki (Harvard University, MA)
Emiko Okayasu (Harvard University, MA)
Kikuko Yamashita (Brown University, RI)
Tamae Prindle (Colby College, ME)


Session III (Blaunstein Room 210)

Using Manga with Advanced Level Japanese Learners
Hiroo Aridome (Washington University in St. Louis, MO)

How To Introduce Films to Teach Japanese
Kazuko Ozawa (Wellesley College, MA)

Video Conference in Japanese Language Curriculum
Junko Markovic (Williams College, MA (2005-2007)
Reiko Yamada (Williams College, MA)


Dinner at Hood Dining Hall
Those who would like to stay for dinner, please RSVP to by June 3rd.