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Upcoming Workshop: “Exploring activities/multimedia that motivate students” with Kayo Niimi, Washington State University

April 12, 2017


Multimedia provides an engaging window into Japanese language and culture for students of Japanese. This workshop will explore the selection and use of multimedia materials such as TV clips, commercials, songs, and YouTube videos. Participants will bring and share their own examples of how they use multimedia in their teaching; examples will also be provided by the workshop speaker. The workshop includes ample opportunities for discussion and collaboration, with a focus on creating classroom-ready materials to promote engagement with language and culture, expand the scope of student learning, and enhance motivation. Please bring laptops and your own materials to show to one another, and be ready to discuss your own experiences using Japanese multimedia in teaching Japanese.

Kayo Niimi earned her M.A. in Foreign and Second Language Education (FSLED/TESOL) at Ohio State University. Prior to Washington State University (WSU), she taught at various institutions including Washing University in St. Louis, University of Minnesota and FALCON Summer Intensive Program at Cornell University. Since she joined WSU in 2008, she has taught all levels of Japanese courses (1st- 3rd year) including Advanced Japanese for the Professions. Her areas of interest include Japanese Language Pedagogy, teaching methodologies, and Second Language Acquisition.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided to all pre-registered participants. We have space for 25 participants.
For more information contact: Kaoru Ohta,

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

University of Washington, Thomson Hall, Room 317

This workshop requires registration.