Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 OATJ Annual Meeting! 


The 2016 OATJ Anual Meeting was held on Saturday, November 4th, 2016 at the Ohio State University. Special thanks to Dr. Troyan who held a wonderful workshop on Core Practices/High-leverage teaching practices, and also special thanks to Dr. Noda and Ms. Saito for leading the constructive discussion for JASCO’s Japanese speech contest.

You can view more photos from the meeting from HERE.  For more details, please see below.

We will hold the 2017 OATJ Spring Workshop in Spring 2017, so please check the website for its details later.


We are pleased to announce the 2016 annual conference.

We hope you can join us!

Register for the Annual Conference

WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2016. 9:30AM – 3:30PM

WHERE: The Ohio State University – Hagerty Hall (HH) First Floor – Room HH180

Parking:  Please use Ohio Union SOUTH Garage http://osu.campusparc.com/home/garages/academic-south-campus/ohio-union-south

**Parking will be free for teachers. Parking tokens will be provided at the conference reception desk.

**Please note: parking tokens will be provided only for teachers, not for students. If you bring your students, please share a ride with them.

Morning Session:
Workshop on Core Practices/High-Leverage Teaching Practices
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Francis Troyan from The Ohio State University

Dr. Troyan is assistant professor of Foreign and Second Language Education at The Ohio State University. His teaching and research focus is on foreign language teacher development and genre and functional linguistics in K-12 foreign language education. In this workshop, participants will develop knowledge of Core Practices/High-leverage teaching practices, which ACTFL, AATJ, and the J-CAN initiative are actively promoting. We will examine examples that highlight the Core Practices in action and enable participants to try it out in their own classrooms.

Click for more information about Dr. Troyan

Click for more information about the J-CAN project

Afternoon Session:
Discussion on JASCO Japanese Speech Contest 2017
Professor Mari Noda from The Ohio State University and Ms. Mamiko Saito from JASCO

There are some important changes/updates for JASCO Japanese Speech Contest 2017. During this afternoon session, participants can ask questions about the updated application form and newly created handbook and discuss them. Participants can also talk about their experiences for the speech contest in the past and how they can better support JASCO for future speech contests.

Click for more information about JASCO Japanese Speech Contest 2017

Any questions or comments?  Please use the area below to let us know!