October 23, 2011

Call for Papers: Northwest Conference on Japanese Pedagogy

The 1st Northwest Conference on Japanese Pedagogy will be held at the University of Washington on April 21-22, 2012. The conference is open to college-level and secondary school teachers. The conference theme is “Current Approaches to Japanese Language Assessment”, with presentations by the following keynote speakers:

Dr. Yuri Kumagai (Smith College) and Dr. Shinji Sato (Princeton University)

Dr. Fumiko Nazikian (Columbia University)

The organizers welcome submissions for presentations on any area of Japanese pedagogy, not limited to our conference theme. Presenters will have 20-minutes to present their papers and 10 minutes for Q/A. Please send your abstract to matsuda at uw dot edu by January 20, 2012.

Presentation proposals must include:
1. Name, affiliation, position, and contact information of the presenter
2. Title of the presentation both in English and Japanese
3. Abstract (approximately 300 words in English or 700 characters in Japanese)
4. Necessary equipment other than a data projector or overhead projector

Notification of acceptance will be sent by February 15, 2012.

If you have any questions, please contact Izumi Matsuda-Kiami (matsuda at uw dot edu) or Itsuko Nishikawa (inishi at uw dot edu).

The conference is organized by the Japanese Program in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature with financial support provided by the East Asia Center and the UW Japan Studies Program.

Matsuda-Kiami, I. [JSLAR] Call for Papers for The 1st Northwest Conference on Japanese Pedagogy. JSLAR listserv (jslar@uw.edu, 16 Oct 2011).

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