The ANU Japan Institute is pleased to host its first seminar series, supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Register now for the final seminar for semester one ‘Roundtable on Supporting Teaching Advanced Japanese in Australia’ co-chaired by A/Prof Carol Hayes from The Australian National University and A/Prof Ikuko Nakane from the University of Melbourne on Wednesday 19 May 2021.
In a Roundtable format, Professor Chihiro Thomson (UNSW) and Associate Professor Claire Maree (UMelb) will discuss both the ‘challenges’ and ‘strengths’ of Advanced Japanese language teaching in Australian Universities and speak to their own approaches and initiatives such as:
- Heritage Language Learning Project
- Diversity in Japanese language education
- Advanced learners as critical/proactive users
- Connections with wider society – internships and mobility
Many Australian universities are facing real difficulties in sustaining their advanced Japanese language programs, in a time when the humanities are increasingly required to justify their existence. This context of academic precarity and global uncertainty has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and now universities are facing an urgent need to develop better teacher networks and online course materials, particularly for advanced levels.
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The ANU Japan Institute Seminar Series is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.