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SFC Japanese Language Section / Sugihara LaboratoryPresentation Group Representative : Yumi Sugihara (Faculty of Policy Management)
Tokyo Midtown East B1F Hall
SFC Japanese Language SectionPerson in Charge of the Project : Yumi Sugihara
We exhibit both our research outcomes on Japanese language education and our efforts on learning supports in Keio SFC. SFC Japanese section offers not only Japanese language courses but also learning opportunities for students with different cultural backgrounds in several ways. The students also can receive a support from TAs (teaching assistants) and SAs (student assistants), whereas TAs and SAs can be given a chance to see their communication skills objectively through some joint activities, such as Japanese tutoring services and projects where international students or returnees play a role of "instructors."
Japanese language and Multicultural Inclusive SocietyPerson in Charge of the Project : Yumi Sugihara
We have faced with several problems caused by multicultural communication and have sought for the solutions for these questions individually or through several activities in SFC. We focus on Japanese language education as one of the solutions and exhibit our studies and some activities regarding it. Main topics are as follows: Japanese language support for international students at the elementary level of Japanese in SFC, learning support for the language minority students at the elementary school, the easy Japanese, several problems in lectures conducted in English for the international students, acceptance of highly skilled foreign professionals and the social bias brought by the media.