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Friday, September 15

Integration of Proficiency, Performed Culture Approach, and New Textbook: A Journey of Curricular Revision at Portland State University
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Suwako Watanabe
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures

Portland State University (PSU) adopted a new textbook NihonGO NOW! starting with the first year Japanese a few years ago and the second year in 2021. Join Dr. Watanabe as she focuses on the curriculum of the second year Japanese and share examples of adaptations such as vocabulary and grammar quizzes through Canvas, the flip-class approach, an assignment to develop fluency, and incorporation of conversational and transactional perspectives.

Dr. Watanabe will also talk about the importance of orientation at the beginning of a course in order to clearly indicate what it takes to study the Japanese language as well as to build a safe learning environment.