Sessions / Japanese as a Second Language (JSL)

Reflecting on Their Own Experiences: JSL Teachers #260

Sat, Nov 21, 10:45-12:15 JST | Zoom 26

In this forum, three presenters will share their findings on current college level Japanese as a Second Language (JSL) issues. The topics include: JSL teachers’ teaching techniques of using L1, the pros and cons of evaluating JSL student-teachers, and JSL learners’ motivation and identity issues. We will have discussion sessions after each presentation. Please come and join us to share your thoughts on current JSL issues!

JSL SIG Annual General Meeting #826

Sat, Nov 21, 12:50-13:35 JST | Zoom 26

In this meeting, we will look back on our previous activities, discuss plans for future Japanese as a Second Language (JSL) SIG activities, publications, and elect officers for 2021. SIG members and interested people are encouraged to join.

Megumi Kawate-Mierzejewska /

JFL Teacher Education Through Microteaching #333

Sat, Nov 21, 16:45-18:15 JST | Zoom 29 Posters


Learnability of Japanese Case Particle ‘Wo’ #340

Sat, Nov 21, 16:45-18:15 JST | Zoom 29 Posters

Is inter-language shaped by universal properties of language? If so, what is the role of the L1 or of input? This study explores these questions by looking at how learners of Japanese use case particle ‘wo’, which marks the patient of transitive verbs, through two surveys - one targeting Hindi speakers and a second targeting Persian speakers of beginner to upper intermediate levels.