Dear fellow language professionals and techies,
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SenseiOnline presents 28th Benkyoukai (Study Forum)
Mary Sisk Noguchi "Guiding Your Students to a Japanese-English Kanji
November 8th (Friday), 2002 at 9am Japan
November 7th (Thursday) 4pm PST, 6pm CST, 7pm EST, 2pm Hawaii, 8th
(Friday), midnight GMT, 11am Sydney, if this calculation is correct. To
be sure, please go to
For about 50 minutes
Whos are the invited speakers?
Mary Sisk Noguchi
Mary Sisk Noguchi is an associate professor at Meijo University in
Nagoya, where she teaches intercultural communication and EFL. She
obtained a Master's degree in Adult Education from the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A lifelong kanji lover and learner,
Noguchi has lived in Japan for sixteen years. She has taught Japanese to
university and junior high school students in North Carolina, and to
adults residing in Japan. Noguchi is co-author of "Iki Iki
Nihongo," a TPR teaching resource book, and writes a column for the Japan
Times called "Kanji Clinic." Her Web site (www.kanjiclinic.com) aims to
provide practical advice and encouragement to kanji learners seeking to
become literate in Japanese.
Short description of the presentation
Are you teaching kanji to students from non-kanji using countries? If so,
please share with us your experiences and questions regarding Japanese-
English character dictionaries. Which of the four comprehensive printed
kanji dictionaries (Nelson, Halpern, Spahn/Hadamitzky, Haig) do you
recommend to your students? (The differences among them are detailed in
my paper). Which compact kanji guides/dictionaries have you and your
students found useful? At what point do you advise your students to
invest in a more comprehensive character dictionary? Online and portable
electronic kanji dictionaries are also being widely used; to what extent
are they making printed dictionaries obsolete? What are their advantages/
disadvantages? Come and obtain the information you need to steer your
students towards the character dictionary most appropriate to their
particular kanji learning needs.
What is going to happen?
Mary sensei's papers are at
So read the paper above and go to TAPPED IN. There, you will be able to
discuss this topic with Mary sensei and others from around the world.
TAPPED IN is open to everybody and the presentation will be done in English.
TAPPED IN is letting us use their space. Please go to
for detailed Guest log in info. No sign up necessary. Please log in a
few minutes early to get used to the environment or do practice before
the actual session.
If I can't attend? If I am too sleepy?
The log of the event will be kept in After School Online Room at TAPPED
IN and TAPPED IN members can retrieve it anytime. For non-members of
TAPPED IN, please write to Keiko Schneider.
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