FNJE is a new forum aimed at non-native speakers of Japanese who are professionally involved in Japanese language instruction. The organisers would like to invite anyone interested in the teaching of Japanese as a non-native teacher to their Zoom-based kick-off event on Friday 11 November (14:00–15:30 CET).
About the event they write:
As people who have faced the challenge of learning Japanese themselves, non-native speakers are able to play a valuable role in educating our students, both as role models and as experts who possess a combined skill in Japanese and their own native tongue. At the same time, however, we have very little opportunity to interact as a professional group.
Our main goal, therefore, is to create a platform that can act as a network for non-native Japanese speakers, where we can share experiences and exchange ideas about the challenges of Japanese language teaching as a non-native. On Friday 11 November, we will spark the forum to life with an open discussion on the role and value of explicit grammar instruction, asking ourselves the question “What roles can and should explicit grammar instruction play in Japanese Language and Japanology Programmes?”.
Please register using the link below if you would like to join the kick-off session. The Zoom link will be sent by email to attendants who have registered for the event through the sign-up form. For those unable to join on Friday 11 November, there is also an option to register your email address to be kept informed of further events. We look forward to meeting you and hearing your take on teaching Japanese as a non-native speaker on the 11th!
(Eötvös Loránd University)
Milan van Berlo
Niels van der Salm