2010 JTAT Summer Workshop and Conference

Organized by
Japanese Teachers Association of Texas

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

*Language Resource Center at Rice University

       *The Japan-America Society of Houston

*The Japan Foundation Los Angeles Language Center



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 : Sunday, May 30, 2010

Time : 9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Place : Rayzor Hall, Room 205 and Room 202 , Rice University(direction, campus map ) Houston, Texas

Presenter : Hajime Kumahata, Language Technology Consultant, Language Resource Center, Rice University

Topic : "Language Learning with Technology; newest and most innovative ways " 「 テクノロジーを使用した外国語学習 : 最先端の技術と情報の検証」


Certificate : Participants of the workshop will receive Certificate of Participation for 6 hours of Language Learning with Technology
                 for Teacher Professional Development in Japanese upon request.

Please contact JTAT Secretary, Yoshie Sweigart(Kumagai) sense for questions and information .about workshop attendance and Certificate request.   

            Please note that if you are not a current member of JTAT, there would be a participation fee of $20.00 (non-members only).
            A box-lunch ($15.00 pre-order, for all participants including JTAT members) will be provided upon request. Please make payment at the day of the Workshop or
            become a member prior to the workshop and take advantage of attending the workshop.with minimum charge described above.
            For application to JTAT membership, please visit our website and click Membership and Renewal.

Schedule : Registration and Workshop will be held at Room 205 in Rayzor Hall. JTAT summer meeting and a panel discussion will be held in Rayzor Hall 202.

Morning :

8:45-9:15 AM      Breakfast

9:00-9:15 AM      Registration

9:15-9:30 AM      Introduction and PC set-up

9:30-10:30 AM    Workshop and lecture on "Language Learning with Technology; newest and most innovative ways"

10:30-10:50 AM   Break and social

10:50AM-12:20 PM   Workshop


12:30 - 1:25 PM   Special Box-lunch catered by "Kubo's" ( pre-order, payment at registration).
    Presentation of Door Prizes (donated by the Japan Foundation) 

Afternoon :

1:30 - 2:50 PM    Afternoon Workshop       

3:00 - 3:50 PM    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 "

3:50 - 4:30 PM   JTAT Summer Meeting (reports on JTAT President Nomination, JTAT Operations, etc)

6:00 PM -         
Dinner with workshop participants at "Kubo's " 2414 University Blvd.#20, Houston, TX 77005 (713) 528-7878 (http://www.kubos-sushi.com)

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*Acknowledgement :JTAT would like to express its sincere appreciation to Language Resource Center (CSL) at Rice University,the Japan -America Society of Houston and The Japan Foundation Los Angeles for their contribution and support to 2010 JTAT Summer Workshop and Conference. JTAT would also like to thank the Office of Consulate-General of Japan at Houston.for their continuing support to JTAT..

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