Thank you very much for joining in us at OATJ Annual Meeting 2014 & Thank you very much Betsy-sensei!



A Friendly Reminder about “FALL-BACK” Daylight Saving!

Also, please bring your laptop computer and/or tablet!

Time changes 2:00AM Sunday (2:00 hours  after midnight on Saturday ), so it will have changed before Sunday morning. (End DST: Sunday, November 2, 2014 1 hour backward)

Too many choices, where do I start?

Sorting through the abundance of authentic materials and technology
options to find the ones that work with Japanese language

Date: Nov 2, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Witttenberg University (Springfield, OH) Please see more details at the end of this page.

Registration is free for OATJ members and $10 for non-OATJ members (lunch included).

Registration Deadline: Oct. 23! (Registrations after this date may not include lunch.)

Finalized Schedule:

Sorting through the abundance of authentic materials and
technology options to find the ones that work with Japanese language
By Dr. Elizabeth Lavolette, Gettysburg College

9:00–9:20       Registration, networking (Breakfast will be served.)

9:20–9:30       Welcome speech

• Dr. Terumi Imai, Associate Professor, Wittenberg University
• Dr. Mary Jo Zembar, Interim Provost, Wittenberg University
• Ms. Janet Stucky, Institute for Japan Studies, The Ohio State University

9:30–9:45        Participant Introduction
9:45–10:55      Session 1: Assessment
10:55–11:10    Break
11:10–12:00    Session 2: Self-Study and Test Preparation
12:00–1:00      Networking Lunch
1:00–2:30        Session 3: Authentic Materials
2:30–2:45        Break
2:45–3:15       Discussion: Advocacy (Career fair, K-12 online networking)
3:15–3:30       Reports/Announcements

Co-sponsors: Wittenberg University: Admission Office, East Asian Studies, Foreign Languages,
Education and International Studies
The Ohio State University: Institute for Japanese Studies, East Asian Studies Center
Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant


OATJ Annual Meeting Workshop Presenter Information

Message and Homework from the workshop Presenter:

Please go to the WEBPAGE(Click this) and read about the tools and resources we will be covering. If any of them sound useful to you, please click the links and explore them in more detail. Particularly helpful will be creating accounts and downloading mobile apps in advance of the workshop. Please come with questions! This will help you get the most out of the workshop. I’m looking forward to working with you in November.

Meeting Location:Joseph C. Shouvlin Center

Wittenberg University Campus Map


OATJ Business Meeting (11-2-14)

Parking Location: 28 W Ward St, Springfield, OH 45504 (Please use this address if you use GPS)