Activity Reports (May, 2009 Vol.2)

A Collection of Reports on Japanese-Language Education Abroad “From Japanese-Language Schools around the World” Is Now on Sale!

“From Japanese-Language Schools around the World”

The Japan Foundation has been dispatching Japanese-Language Specialists and Junior Specialists (hereafter referred to as Specialists and Junior Specialists) to core Japanese-language educational organizations around the world. They are supporting Japanese-language education in each country by providing classes and advice on teaching methodologies and the preparation of teaching materials.
To inform people of the activities of Specialists and Junior Specialists at the forefront of Japanese-language education, “From Japanese-Language Schools around the World” has been serialized for the past three years in the magazine “The Monthly Nihongo” published by ALC Press Inc.
Now, a collection of these reports is published as a book entitled “From Japanese-Language Schools around the World -- Reports from Japanese-Language Teachers Teaching Japan in 30 countries -”

In addition to field reports by Specialists and Junior Specialists, there are chapters on the overview of Japanese-language education around the world and on the Japanese-Language Programs of the Japan Foundation. With many photographs and illustrations, this book is easy to understand for the readers who are not familiar with Japanese-language education.

This book is in store now!

A5 size, 167 pages / Price: \ 1,890 (incl. tax, Japan) / Publisher: ALC Press Inc.

Contents

  • Chapter 1: Ten Questions and Answers to Learn Japanese-Language Education around the World
  • Chapter 2: Field Reports of Japanese-Language Education by Specialists Dispatched by the Japan Foundation
  • Chapter 3: Five Major Activities of Our Japanese-Language Education Programs

30 Countries Featured in This Book

Korea, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Malaysia, Laos, India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kirghiz, Hungary, Belarus, Poland, Romania, Russia, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kenya

Chapter 1: Ten Questions and Answers to Learn Japanese-Language Education around the World

Sample pages of From Japanese-Language Schools around the World 1

The overview of the Japanese-language education abroad is revealed through questions such as: “How many people are learning Japanese-language around the world?” ; “Is Japanese-language gaining popularity abroad?” ; and “Who is teaching Japanese-language abroad?”

Chapter 2: Field Reports of Japanese-Language Education by Specialists Dispatched by the Japan Foundation

Sample pages of From Japanese-Language Schools around the World 2

This chapter is organized on a country-by-country basis. A section of each country includes the content of the article “From Japanese-Language Schools around the World” from “The Monthly Nihongo” magazine: an activity report by Specialists and Junior Specialists, the history of Japanese-language education, and a column entitled “A Day in <country name> ” that describes a daily life in the country. In addition, each section contains new articles: very quick lesson of the local language, introduction of famous things and ethnic costume, and a column “Bits and Pieces of Happiness” written exclusively for this book. Each section is well worth reading in terms of cross-cultural understanding.

Chapter 3: Five Major Activities of Our Japanese-Language Education Programs

Sample pages of From Japanese-Language Schools around the World 3

This chapter describes the Japan Foundation's Japanese-Language Education projects: Japanese-language specialists dispatch program, development of Japanese-language teaching materials, training programs, the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test, and grant and support programs. Even readers who are not familiar with Japanese-language education can gain a clear picture of the Japan Foundation's projects.

We hope that as many people as possible will read this book and feel familiar with Japanese-language education activities abroad and the Japan Foundation's projects.

Planning and Coordination Section
Japanese Language Dept.

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