OATJ 2019 Spring Workshop

Registration is open!

  • Title: Foreign Language Learning and Community Involvement.
  • Presenter: Dr. Shinji Sato (Princeton University) https://eas.princeton.edu/people/shinji-sato
  • When: Sunday, April 14th, 2019
    • 9:30am-3:30pm (Registration from 9:00am)
  • Location: Dublin Recreation Center (5600 Post Rd, Dublin, OH 43017)

Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/zuMZRPRrxqlYGjuF2 by Sunday, March 31st.

Abstract: The books Language Education for the Global Citizen (Sato & Kumagai 2011) and Language Education for Social Future (Sato, Takami, Kamiyoshi & Kumagai 2015) view the goals of language education as not just teaching and learning the standard forms of national language (and culture), but also actively participating in communities as a full member, using the language already mastered as well as the one being taught. Active participation includes examining the rules critically, making an effort to succeed, changing the rules as needed by negotiating with others, and taking responsibility as a member of the community. In this talk, I will provide examples of how this vision was realized by incorporating project-based activities like the Social Issue Project and the Community Involvement Project into the existing curriculum.

Registration fee: OATJ member ($20), Graduate/Undergraduate student ($15), Non-OATJ member ($30). These costs INCLUDE the cost of a bento ($11).

This event is sponsored in part by the East Asian Studies Center and a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to the East Asian Studies Center at OSU.

Please note that from this year OATJ will be collecting a small fee to participate in each workshop and conference. Last year during the Annual conference in November, members were asked about collecting a participation fee from 2019 for all OATJ events. A majority of members agreed on the necessity to start collecting this participation fee.
(If you have questions or concerns about the fee, please feel free to email OATJ at oatjohio@gmail.com)

In previous years, these workshops have been available to join for free thanks to the hard work of the OATJ officers who put in many hours of work writing grants that fully funded each event (travel, lodging and honorarium for the guest speaker, etc.). OATJ receives a small portion of your AATJ membership fee (as long as you choose OATJ as your local affiliate) but it is not enough. To ensure that OATJ doesn’t sink, especially if we aren’t fortunate enough to receive grant money, we will start to collect a participation fee for each OATJ event from this year. So with this in mind, if you have not renewed your AATJ membership for this year, please do so before the workshop to ensure your get the discounted OATJ member rate! (https://www.aatj.org/membership)
We hope to see everyone!