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日時:  201677日(木)〜 20167月9日(土)
場所(会場): イタリア、ヴェネツィア「カ・フォスカリ」大学

ウェルフェア(well-being) を目指す日本語教育

使用言語: 英語・イタリア語・日本語
発表原稿受付: 2015年12月7日から2016年1月31日>>>>2016年2月15日(月)まで延長
査読結果: 20163月末予定





The 2016 Symposium on Japanese Language Education

The 20th Japanese Language Symposium in Europe (AJE)
The 5th Conference on Japanese Linguistics and Language Teaching (AIDLG)

co-organised by AIDLG and AJE
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
July 7-8-9 2016

Conference theme: Japanese Language Education for Welfare (well-being)

It has long been known that language learning and language diversity contribute to the welfare of both individuals and societies. Knowing languages gives speakers or learners access to resources which can contribute to their mental, physical, esthetical and economic welfare. As a matter of fact, research into language learning motivation has for many years stressed that motivation is most crucially based on factors such as the desire to participate in a new society via a new language or to empower oneself by adding a new language to one’s repertoire. Both these phenomena are therefore part of improving one’s welfare or wellbeing. The aspect of welfare becomes also evident in cases such as, for example, Easy Japanese (Yasashii nihongo) used for information after natural disasters. Focusing on social welfare functions in language education is thus an important feature for language education which places the language learners in the center of attention. In short, we need to ensure that the focus of attention is on language learners of Japanese and not on the target language Japanese. We need, in other words, look at the role of Japanese in promoting learners of Japanese. In so doing, Japanese language education contributes to solutions of problems which encompass matters of language in the strict sense. It contributes to matters of welfare. In order to develop Japanese language education along these lines of thought, the present symposium focuses in two topics:
(1) Rethinking Japanese language teaching ideologies and practices
(2) Linguistics for Japanese language pedagogy
Conference languages: English, Japanese, Italian
Online submission:  2015, December 7 – 2016, January 31 >> extended to 2016, February 15
Notification on abstract review results: End of March 2016

Letter from the General Secretary

Call for Papers

Keynote Speakers