ACTFL 2016 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2016 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo November 18-20, 2016 Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA 報告ページへのリンク
SEATJ 2017 Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese (SEATJ) The 31st Annual SEATJ Conference February 4-5, 2017 Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN 報告ページへのリンク
J-CAN Project Report by Yasuo Uotate, President of Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese
It has been seven months since the summer J-CAN Workshop on July 8-10, 2016. The J-CAN Project has been moving forward and clearly making a positive impact in the four regions represented by the Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ), the Mid-Atlantic Association of Teachers of Japanese (MAATJ), the Ohio Association of Teachers of Japanese (OATJ), and the Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese (SEATJ).
The regional associations have several ongoing articulation projects based on the Core Practices as a common language, and we have further strengthened our networks within and among organizations through follow-up online meetings and conference participations.
More than ten J-CAN Project members participated in the SEATJ 2017 conference and gave four presentations to share their articulation efforts. Their presentations with practical project ideas with concrete examples were inspiring and well received.
J-CAN Project Presentations at the SEATJ 2017 Conference February 4-5, 2017, Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN - Developing tasks using authentic materials through teacher collaboration (SEATJ) - Implementation of Can-Do Statements in the Genki I Japanese courses (AFTJ) - J-CAN Project: Teaching grammar as concept and using in context (MAATJ & OATJ) - The development and expansion of the community through articulation projects in the Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ)
Photo: J-CAN Project members at SEATJ 2017
At the ACTFL 2016 conference, the J-CAN Project leadership group and several participating members gave two presentations. Their J-CAN Project presentation engaged the audience in discussing the significance of expanding and sustaining articulation projects that started with the Japanese Global Articulation Project (J-GAP) in 2011. Furthermore, a large number of native- and non-native-speaking Japanese teachers enjoyed the presentation about Six Core Practices.
J-CAN Project Presentations at the ACTFL 2016 Conference November 18-20, 2016, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA - Impact of the J-CAN Project: Expansion and collaboration beyond local regions - The Six Core Practices of effective Japanese teachers
Photo: J-CAN Project members at ACTFL 2016 with AATJ President Saito-Abbott sensei, AATJ Former President Tohsaku sensei, and JFLA Director Hara
The J-CAN Project is co-sponsored by the AATJ and the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA) as part of AATJ’s J-CAN initiative. We greatly appreciate the AATJ and the JFLA’s support for the regional associations’ efforts.