2018 OATJ Spring Workshop

  • WHEN: April 14th (SAT) 9:00am-3:00pm
  • WHERE: Community Hall in Dublin Community Recreation Center 5600 Post Road, Dublin OH 43017 (Directions to Dublin Community Recreation Center)
  • PRESENTER: Tomoko Takami, University of Pennsylvania
  • TITLE: Japanese curriculum design with proficiency- and content-based instruction

This workshop addresses a Japanese language curriculum design with proficiency- and content-based instruction. First, it will present key concepts of curriculum design, followed by exploring language proficiency- and content-based instruction with their strength and challenges and suggestions. Then, it will provide a concrete example of how to teach intermediate/advanced level Japanese using “Powering Up Your Japanese through Case Studies: Intermediate and Advanced Japanese” published in 2014 by the Japan Times. In the afternoon, participants will engage in a jigsaw task taking a learner’s role, reflecting its effectiveness and challenges. They will then create their own a unit plan and share it at the workshop.

Parking: Parking will be free for anyone who will use the Dublin Community Recreation Center. Parking is either near the main entrance or the north one (West and North sides of the Dublin Community Recreation Center). The ground parking lot is very large, so you should be able to find a place to park easily. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. in front of the Community Hall. (Map of Dublin Community Recreation Center)

They have WiFi that provides guests with internet access. If you will be using a laptop whose battery might not last the whole meeting, you might wish to bring an extension cord.

Drinks (coffee, tea) and light breakfast (scones, cookies, and fruits) will be provided for free. For those who asked us to reserve a bento for $10.00, your bento  will be provided for lunch.

If you ordered a bento, please bring $10 in cash for your bento. You can also pay by check.

We will have 60 min for a networking lunch. We encourage you to take this time to get to know your fellow OATJ members and meet some new educators!