Projects involving Japanese language

PBLL Curriculum Development

Curriculum development initiatives, including efforts to create new curriculum or redesign courses for Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese

Intensive Summer Institutes

NFLRC has carried out summer institutes since 1991, providing training and professional development for K-16 language educators ...

Online Cafes for Heritage Learners of Chinese, Filipino, ...

The virtual equivalent of the neighborhood coffee house, the on-line cafe is a place for people to gather for conversation and social int...

Online Learning Communities for Less Commonly Taught Languages

To address the LRC mandate for “the conduct and dissemination of research on new and improved methods for teaching foreign languages, inc...

Online Certificate Courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean

This project to be carried out in the 2006-2010 funding cycle will enable students and government and civilian personnel to earn the UH a...

Foreign Language Outcomes Assessment and Program Evaluation

Foreign language (FL) educators are asked to engage in evaluation of many kinds and for many reasons, such as traditional program reviews...

Dissemination: Conferences, Workshops, Publications

Results from all projects undertaken by the NFLRC will be disseminated to the widest audience possible. The primary vehicles for dissemin...

Interactive Web-Based Performance Tests

project proposed but not funded or implementedAn innovative aspect of the foreign language assessment project during the 1999–02 grant cy...

Summer Institutes for Professional Development (1999-2002)

The University of Hawai‘i has been offering summer institutes for professional development since 1991. These institutes have earned a sol...

Community-based Service Learning in Heritage Languages

This project focuses on Mandarin Chinese as a prototypical heritage language and brings ethnic undergraduate students and members of the ...

Drawing on Community Language Resources to Improve Foreign ...

The goal of this project is to capitalize on community language resources in developing programs and products to improve foreign language...

Computer-based Tests for Less Commonly Taught Languages

James Dean Brown ThomHudson The goal of this project is to develop computer-based tests (CBTs) for less commonly taught languages, with ...

East Asian Role Plays

A team consisting of David Hiple (NFLRC), Kyoko Hijirida (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Soo-ah Kim Yuen (East Asian Languages & Li...

Assessment of Cross-cultural Pragmatics

There are numerous existing methods for measuring grammatical and textual competence (syntax, vocabulary, cohesion, etc.), but no general...

Performance and Portfolio Assessment

The purpose of this project is to develop alternative methods of language testing that will be appropriate for assessing communicative an...

A Multi-Language Comparison of Syntactic Complexity Measures and ...

Joint project with the University of Melbourne and Kwansei Gakuin University, with the collaboration of the Center for Applied Linguistic...

Reading Kanji

Professor Matsunaga carried out a study exploring the extent to which native speakers of Japanese associate kanji (Chinese characters) wi...

Negative Feedback in Adult L2 Development

This project investigated the relative effectiveness of models and corrective recasts on adult learners' language development. Recasts ar...

Explicit and Implicit Factors in Foreign Language Learning

Controversies concerning the relative contribution of explicit and implicit factors in foreign language learning have always been core is...

Sociolinguistics and Cross-cultural Pragmatics

A recent review of studies on interlanguage pragmatics (Kasper & Schmidt, 1996) documented that pragmatic development in adult nonnative ...

Pragmatic Development and the Instruction of Pragmatics in ...

Nonnative speakers' sociolinguistic and pragmatic competence has been a research focus of the University of Hawai‘i faculty for a number ...

Motivated Strategies for Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

This research project seeks to be integrative, bringing together a number of research strands within the field of foreign language learni...

Hypermedia Kanji City

The Kanji City Project began as an exploration of hypertext and hypermedia as a new environment for language education and training. Trad...

Publications related to Japanese language

Proceedings 2015: Selected papers from the nineteenth college-wide ...

In a Word

Proceedings 2014: Selected papers from the eighteenth college-wide ...

In a Word

Developing Courses in Languages for Specific Purposes

Language for Specific Purposes courses provide an invaluable alternative or supplement to general language courses...

Student learning outcomes assessment in college foreign language ...

NFLRC's NEWEST : Changes in accreditation policies and institutional practices leads to the emergence of student learning outcomes assessment as an important

Cultura-inspired intercultural exchanges: Focus on Asian and Pacific ...

Although many online intercultural exchanges have been conducted based on the groundbreaking Cultura model, most to date have been between and among European...

New perspectives on Japanese language learning, linguistics, and ...

Covers several important topics on teaching and learning spoken and written Japanese and culture in and beyond classroom settings, but also includes research...

Practical assessment tools for college Japanese

Each module presents a practical assessment idea that can be adopted or adapted for the reader’s own formative or summative assessment of their Japanese...

Developing, using, and analyzing rubrics in language assessment ...

Rubrics are essential tools for all language teachers in this age of communicative and task-based teaching and assessment—tools that allow us to efficiently...

L2 learning as social practice: Conversation-analytic perspectives

View table of contentsRead the review in Discourse StudiesThis volume collects empirical studies applying Conversation Analysis to si...

Online Cafés: Intercultural Learning Communities

This 25-minute video (view/download it online here) describes the Online Cafés project, in which language educators have worked together ...

Pragmatics and language learning, volume 12

Examines the organization of second language and multilingual speakers’ talk and pragmatic knowledge across a range of naturalistic and experimental...

2009 NFLRC summer institute: Web-based two-week intensive language ...

This document reports on, and evaluates the 2009 NFLRC summer institute: Web-based two-week intensive language course for non-native teac...

Talk-in-interaction: Multilingual perspectives

Offers original studies of interaction in a range of languages and language varieties, including Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Swahili, Thai...

Case studies in foreign language placement: Practices and ...

Although most language programs make placement decisions on the basis of placement tests, there is surprisingly little published about di...

Aozora: Intermediate-advanced Japanese communication (second edition)

Develops intermediate students’ oral and written communicative skills and provides insights into Japanese society and culture...

Selected papers from Pragmatics in the CJK Classroom: ...

papers in this volume address current concerns in L2 pragmatics that range from the development of pragmatic competence by children and college-age students...

Pragmatics and language learning, volume 11

Features cutting-edge research on L2 pragmatics from a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches. It offers fresh perspectives on standard topic..

Reanalysis of discernment from a social constructivist perspective: ...

From the social constructivist perspective, this paper examines speech style shifts in academic consultation sessions between professors ...

"Listenership" in Japanese: An examination of overlapping listener ...

This study focuses on a particular listening pattern in Japanese which occurs by overlapping with the current speaker's incrementing utte...

Japanese placement tests at the University of Hawai‘i: ...

First-rate placement procedures are important for effective teaching and learning in any language program because they help create classe...

Identity and second language learning: Local Japanese learning ...

Ethnographic case study of four Japanese American university students studying the Japanese language in Hawai‘i investigates the role of the Japanese...

A communicative framework for introductory Japanese language curricula

In recent years the number of schools offering Japanese nationwide has increased dramatically. Because of the tremendous popularity of Ja...

Japanese language needs analysis 1998-1999

The results of the first stage of an on-going curriculum development project aimed at creating performance based tests for the first and second year Japanese...

Explicit instruction and JFL learners' use of interactional ...

Study of the explicit instruction of Japanese discourse markers to English-speaking, intermediate learners of Japanese as a Foreign Language. It was found...

Integration of national standards in a Japanese language ...

This 20-minute video plus guidebook familiarizes pre-service and in-service teachers of Japanese with the "five C" goals of the Japanese ...

Intermediate reader in technical and scientific Japanese

Intermediate Japanese students may learn complex grammatical structures and reading strategies at the same time that they acquire scientific and technical...

New trends and issues in teaching Japanese language ...

In recent years, Japanese has become the fourth most commonly taught foreign language at the college level in the United States. As the n...

Six measures of JSL pragmatics

This book investigates differences among tests that can be used to measure the cross-cultural pragmatic ability of English speaking learn...

The role of phonological coding in reading Kanji: ...

Results and pedagogical implications of a study which she conducted on phonological coding in reading kanji using an eye-movement monitor. In addition...

Asian role play cards (Japanese)

These cards provide task-based role play situations for teaching and testing in East Asian cultural contexts. Specific sets have been created for Japanese,..

Pragmatics of Japanese as native and target language

This technical report includes three contributions to the study of the pragmatics of Japanese: A bibliography on speech act performance...

Events related to Japanese language

People associated with Japanese language