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Professor Yasuhiko Tohsaku
Y.-H. Tohsaku is a Professor at the University of California, San Diego, where he is Director of the Language Program at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and Coordinator of the Undergraduate Japanese Language Program. He received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California, San Diego. He is currently President of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese. He has been on the Executive Board of the National Standards Collaborative Project and a Delegate Assembly member of the Joint National Committee on Languages (a lobbying body for foreign language education in Washington, D.C.). He served on the Advanced Placement Japanese Language and Culture Task Force of the College Board and chaired the inaugural Advanced Placement Japanese Language and Culture Development Committee. He is the author of Yookoso!: Invitation to Contemporary Japanese and Yookoso!: Continuing with Contemporary Japanese (McGraw-Hill). He also wrote numerous articles on second-language acquisition, Japanese language pedagogy, assessment, standards-based language instruction, professional development of language teachers. Recently, he co-wrote the Standards for teaching Chinese and Korean at secondary school level in Japan (published by the Japan Forum, Tokyo in 2012) and is the supervising editor of 77 tips series for Japanese language teachers (Kuroshio Shuppan, Tokyo). In addition, he has been involved with the development of Japanese-language teaching videos, computer-assisted language-learning programs, online teacher training programs, and so on. As the Director of J-GAP (Japanese Global Articulation Project) of the Global Network of Japanese Language Education, he has been leading a project to develop articulated programs of K-16 Japanese language education in nine countries since 2010.
Dr Hyogyung Kim
Dr Hyogyung Kim gained her MA and PhD from Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, in the field of Applied Linguistics. Her research interests are collaborative language learning (peer-reflection activity) and multicultural communication. Hyogyung was appointed Senior Language Consultant at the Japan Foundation, Sydney in April 2012. Previously Hyogyung has served as a Lecturer at the Japanese Language Institute in Kita-urawa, between 2006 - 2012, and as Visiting Associate Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, 2007 - 2011. Hyogyung has published works on classroom research and teaching resources, for example, Research on reflective activity in a class of Japanese as a second language: An activity design for "peer-reflection". Tokyo: Hitsuji Shobo, 2008.
Thank you to all who attended the Tertiary Teaching of Japanese in New Zealand Symposium and made it such a resounding success. For the speakers who have given us permission to upload their presentations please see a copy of their presentations in pdf. format below:-
Junji Kawai - Addressing a resourcing issue: Opportunity for pedagogical change: Jungi Kawai (218 KB)
Karen Ashton, Akie Hirata and Toshifumi Taniwaki - Sasakawa Japanese Language Education Fund Research Project: Karen Ashton (194 KB)
Dr Hyogyung Kim - JF Standards for Japanese Language Education 2010: Dr Hyogyung Kim.pdf (4,488 KB)
Sonja Gallagher - Integrating authenticity into a Japanese language programme: Materials, collaboration and off-campus learning: Sonja Gallagher.pdf (580 KB)
Mitsue Tabata-Sandom - Discover the power of reading for University learners of Japanese in New Zealand: Mitsue Tabata-Sandom1.pdf (1,130 KB)
Masayoshi Ogino - Strengthening the link between secondary and tertiary Japanese programmes: Enhancing learning communities through NCEA assessments: Masayoshi Ogino.pdf (1,903 KB)
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