For many learners of Japanese, kanji present a significant hurdle in mastering the language. In this lecture, Dr. Yukiyo Hamakawa (Mejiro University) will not teach kanji, but instead look at how people can best learn them, including:
・Various methods to organize and create associations to better remember kanji.
・How to make learning more enjoyable – and effective.
・Where and how kanji learning is utilized.
Anyone who is interested in learning kanji, teaching kanji, or just learning about kanji is welcome to join!
For inquiries, please contact Noriko Saito at email@example.com.
Yukiyo Hamakawa is an associate professor in the Department of Japanese and Japanese Language Education at Mejiro University, and has her PhD from Saitama University. Her work focuses on kanji education (both learning and instruction) within the field of Japanese language education. She has been involved in several books on teaching kanji, including editing 『日本語教師のための実践・漢字指導』 (くろしろ出版 2010), and co-authoring the book on teaching letters and vocabulary, 『文字・語彙を教える』 (ひつじ書房 2011) in the Japan Foundation’s Nihongo Kyôjuhô series. She has been involved with the JSL Kanji Research Group since 2004, and 日本語教育に関わる教職員のためのメンタルヘルス研究会 (Mental Health Study Group for Japanese Language Educators) since 2018.