JTAT invites you to

JTAT Summer Workshop and Conference 2009

Organized by
Japanese Teachers Association of Texas

Sponsored by
*Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University

       *The Japan-America Society of Houston

*The Japan Foundation Los Angeles Language Center

Supported by
        *The Office of Consulate-General of Japan at Houston



Purpose of the JTAT workshop is twofold. The first one is to provide the opportunity for teachers of Japanese in Texas to explore and expand their knowledge and skills necessary for teaching and learning of Japanese Language and culture. The second one is to promote their professionalism in language instructions and beyond. JTAT believes in Education in Japanese Language and Culture. Through Japanese Education, we make our effort and commitment in teaching learners of Japanese in Texas and make contributions to promote the cultural understanding and awareness in people of Japan and the U.S.A.


Date : Monday, June 8, 2009

Time : 9:00 a.m. - 5:50 p.m.

Place : School of Humanities, Room 226, Rice University(direction, campus map ) Houston, Texas

Speaker/Discussant : Dr. Eiko Ushida, University of California at San Diego, California

Topic : "Content-Based Instruction in Japanese classrooms" 「 CBI をどのように日本語の授業に取り入れるか

Abstract and details of the workshop

Certificate : Participants of the workshop will receive Certificate of Participation for 6 hours of Content-Based Instruction
                 for Teacher Professional Development in Japanese upon request.

RSVP: Please contact JTAT Secretary, Yoshie Sweigart(Kumagai) sensei (available until 5/30/09) or Nakashige sensei by June 3, 2009
for workshop attendance and Certificate request.   

            Please note that if you are not a current member of JTAT, there would be charges of $30.00 for registration fee
            and $20.00 for lunch at Rice University Faculty Club. Please pay in full amount by check at the Registration on the
            day of the Workshop or become a member prior to the workshop and take advantage of attending the workshop
            with minimum charge described below. For application to JTAT membership, please visit our website
            and click Membership and Renewal.

Schedule : Registration, Workshop, and JTAT Meeting will be held at Room 226 in School of Humanities Building.

Morning :

8:30 - 9:00   Breakfast

8:45 - 9:00   Registration

9:00 - 9:15   Introduction

9:15 -11:15  Workshop and lecture on "Content-Based Instruction in Japanese classrooms "

11:30 -1:30  Lunch at Cohen House, Faculty Club at Rice University ($15.00 )
                  懇談会 or a panel discussion with Deputy Consul-General, Mr. Murase and Vice Consul Mr. Akiyama from Consulate-General of Japan
                  at Houston  on " Japanese Education in Texas"and "Texas State Japanese Language Speech Contest 2010 "
                  Presentation of Door Prizes (donated by the Japan Foundation and Office of Consulate-General of Japan at Houston)

Afternoon :

1:30 - 4:45  Hands-on workshop on "Content-Based Instruction "continues at Language Resource Center, Rayzor Hall, Rice University.

4:50 - 5:50  JTAT Meeting (report on Speech Contest, JTAT Bylaws amendments, etc)

6:30 -         
Dinner with workshop participants at "Kubo's " 2414 University Blvd.#20,Houston, TX 77005 (713) 528-7878 (http://www.kubos-sushi.com)

JTAT Summer Workshop

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*Acknowledgement :JTAT would like to express its sincere appreciation to Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University,
the Japan -America Society of Houston and The Japan Foundation Los Angeles for their generous donations to 2009 JTAT Summer Workshop and Conference.
JTAT would also like to thank the Office of Consulate-General of Japan at Houston.for their continued support of the JTAT events.

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