A Report on the International Roundtable on the Establishment of Standards for Japanese-Language Education

In fiscal 2005-2006 the Japan Foundation organized three international roundtables in different forms with the aim of establishing a set of standards for Japanese-language education: The first session was held with limited admission, the second was a closed session, and the third was an open symposium.


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Contents

Building Standards for Japanese-Language Education (tentative title) -Why Now?- (PDF:59KB)


Outline (PDF:51KB)

  • International Roundtable on the Establishment of Standards for Japanese-Language Education

First Session (PDF:295KB)

Program (PDF:47KB)

Towards Global Proficiency Standards (PDF:147KB)

  • First International Roundtable on the Establishment of Standards for Japanese-language Education —Prospectus—

Abstract (PDF:114KB)

<Part 1>
  • The Inextricable Language-Culture Connection: Teaching Languages for Intercultural Competence
  • A U.S. Perspective on Standards and Testing for Overseas Japanese Language Education
  • Standards in Language Education Policy in the Republic of Korea: Official Curriculum Guidelines and the College Scholastic Ability Test on Foreign Languages
  • The Council of Europe’s Standards of Language Proficiency
<Part 2>
  • Reflective Online Assessment and Empirical Pedagogy
  • The Languages Ladder—Steps to Success The National Recognition Scheme for Languages
  • Advanced Placement (AP) World Language Exams
  • German Language Tests—Goethe-Institut’s Best Practice
  • Certifications of French as a Foreign Language of the French Ministry of Education: DELF, DALF and TCF
  • Standard Setting in Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)
  • Issues in the Evolution of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

Third Session (PDF:159KB)

Program (PDF:31KB)

Abstract (PDF:136KB)

<Part 1>
  • The Objectives and Principles of Standards for Japanese-Language Education
  • The Idea of Standards of Japanese Language Education for Mutual Understanding
  • “A Policy Perspective on Standards and Testing for Overseas Japanese Language Education”
<Part 2 >
  • “Profile deutsch”—Developing a Multipurpose Tool
  • Reform of the French Ministry of Education DELF and DALF Examinations
  • National Standards

Profile (PDF:297KB)

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