Category Archive: Japanese Language

20 Sound Effects in Japanese Manga

20 Sound Effects in Japanese Manga (1) バッ (BA!): FWOOSHA number of crows suddenly take flight in surprise (2) スパン (SUPAN): SHPAThe samurai’s sword slices through a bandit. (3) ビシィッ (BISHI-!): HWANG Throwing a ball with power (4) こっそり (KOSSORI): … Continue reading →

Teacher Workshop: Reflecting on Kanji Instruction: How kanji can be learned particular to a classroom environment

On August 17 & 18 the Japan Foundation, Toronto along with the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto and JSL Kanji Research Group are offering a two-day workshop for teachers of Japanese looking at kanji instruction where teachers are invited to reflect on their own instruction and work together to create new resources.

May JFT Online Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers

Talk by Prof. Ikuko Komuro-Lee (Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto) – May 29 (Wed.) 8:00 – 9:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Topic: “What do and don’t learners who already know languages with kanji already know?”

Teacher Workshop: Learning through Social Media plus an Introduction to “PD on Demand”

On May 5 from 1:30 – 3:30, Mr. Yoshifumi Murakami, Japanese-Language Education Advisor, Alberta Education (sponsored by the Japan Foundation) will introduce the basic knowledge to participate in online workshops as well as other online tools for self-training, as well as give a sampling of his “PD on Demand” workshops.

The Japan Foundation is recruiting Japanese-Language specialists for their “Japanese-Language Specialists Dispatch Program”

Application deadline: Monday, June 10th (Japan Time) Continue reading →