“Sensei no Wa” is open to both experienced and neophyte Japanese-language teachers, and offers a platform for information exchange with one’s peers. It is for the further encouragement of Japanese Language Education and aims to support professional enrichment and network expansion through interactive learning.
Importance of 聞く力in Conversations
by Ms. Maristel M. Miguel(Japanese-Language Lecturer of Marugoto Course and EPA Program, The Japan Foundation, Manila; Grantee of the Japan Foundation’s Short-Term Training Program for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese Language in Urawa, Saitama, Japan July-August 2016)
“Sensei, I understand what they are saying but I can’t respond. I can’t carry a conversation in Japanese.”
Don’t most of your students worry about the same thing? However, conversations do not only consist of a “speaker”. It also needs a “listener”. The students must realize that even beginners, at this early stage, can already carry a conversation. In fact, the development of the conversation greatly depends on the listener.
Being the “listener” is more than simply saying, そうですか. Let’s find out the significance of this famous phrase and learn other methods of responding. Let’s build our students’ confidence by making them realize that they have the power to keep the conversation going.
|Date||February 3, 2017 (Friday)|
|Time||6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.|
|Venue||The Japan Foundation, Manila|
The Japan Foundation, Manila
23/F Pacific Star Bldg., Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Cor. Makati Ave., Makati City
TEL. # 811-6155~58
FAX # 811-6153
|Download||Sensei no Wa Flyer|
Interested parties, please fill out the online application form (http://tinyurl.com/SenseinoWa20170203)on or before February 2, 2017 (Thursday), 5PM. Submission of application forms will be disabled after the deadline.