VOD Registration: Japanese Language Education Seminar with UNSW (Apr 2021)
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Title: Read Aloud To Nurture Children’s Own Language Development: From Reading A Book TO Children To Reading WITH Children
Presenter: Prof Masako Douglas, Japanese language lecturer
PH.D., Professor Emerita of Japanese, Japanese program, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, California State University, Long Beach
Held on April 17, 2021
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カリフォルニア州立大学ロングビーチ校アジア・アジアンスタディー学部 日本語科名誉教授 教育学博士
This seminar was conducted in Japanese.
Please complete only in English. 英語のみでご記入下さい。
Prof. Masako Douglas
Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Japanese
Japanese Program, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, California State University, Long Beach
Prof. Douglas’s connection to Japanese heritage language education can be traced back to the days when she had to think about how to develop her US-born and raised son’s Japanese language ability. With no plans to return to Japan, Prof. Douglas’s major concern was how she could create an enjoyable and sustainable learning environment for him to learn Japanese while being educated in English at an American school. She decided to create and teach a Japanese language program run on Saturdays at the Japanese nursery school her son attended in California. She went on to create Japanese as a heritage language (JHL) classes in university Japanese programs. Prof. Douglas has centred her research and practice around curriculum design, teaching Japanese as a foreign/heritage language (JFL/JHL), and development of JHL literacy. She has conducted many workshops for JFL/JHL teachers and JHL parents. Currently, Prof. Douglas is working on designing instructional activities that assist JHL children to move from early-stage literacy, where they enjoy being read books aloud, to the next stage where they learn to read by themselves. She is also currently heavily involved in the promotion and advocacy of JHL education and heritage language education for other languages, serving as a chair of JHL SIG (Japanese as a Heritage Language Special Interest Group) of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese, a team member of the National Coalition of Community-Based Heritage Language Schools, a board member of Bilingual Multilingual Child Network, and a curriculum advisor of Orange Coast Gakuen Japanese School.
ダグラス 昌子（まさこ) 博士