Tag: Japanese

Mix of Japanese-Indigenous Languages Survives in Taiwan

In the town of Hanhsi in the northeastern mountains here, where many of the Atayal indigenous people reside, a language resembling Japanese -- "Yilan Creole" -- can be heard being spoken.According to remaining records in Yilan County, the Japanese language school in Hanhsi was established in January 1914. However, right before that, this area was completely uninhabited. Beginning in...

Caretakers Japanese Level Raises Concerns in Nursing

Japan eased the language ability requirements in its move to bring in foreign technical trainees in nursing care. Although the relaxed requirements have been lauded as a way to alleviate the chronic shortage of caregivers in Japan’s rapidly graying society, others warn of potential health risks caused by miscommunication.It is the first time Japan has opened its door to...

Nebraska Students Get Teachers From 2 Continents

Japanese language classes already are scarce in Nebraska: Southwest is the only high school in Lincoln Public Schools — and one of the few in the state — that offers them.And, for the next two years, students will get to learn the language not only from Tammy Cunningham, the teacher who began the program at Southwest, but from Yu...

13 Million Brits Plan to Learn Spanish in 2018

According to a poll recently released by the British Council, one out of every five UK adults (about 13 million people) said they plan to learn another language as a New Year’s resolution, while one in three (over 20 million Brits) intends to try and learn at least some phrases in another language in the year ahead.For those respondents...

When Literacy Gets Critical

Lina Sun provides a rationale for integrating peace education into the English curriculum through graphic novelsGraphic novels, which tell real and fictional stories using a combination of words and images, are often sophisticated and involve intriguing topics. In the past two decades, the graphic novel medium has been coming into its own. This medium has to be considered as...

Online Interactive Japanese

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Elon.io has launched a comprehensive Japanese program that includes grammar, vocabulary, and exercises for learning how to read and write the complex Japanese characters, creating an integrated learning experience that allows users to advance at their own paces. Erik Gerrits, founder of Elon.io, says, “Our courses are more thorough than any other online platform, and we help language students to...

Levi’s Book of Barnyard Animals / Japanese

Levi's Book of Barnyard AnimalsLevi's Book of Barnyard Animals presents 21 different animals of the barnyard -- bull, cat, chicken, cow, dog, donkey, duck, fox, goat, goose, horse, mouse, owl, pig, rabbit, rat, rooster, sheep, skunk, squirrel, and turkey.The following list of words are Japanese (Nihongo), in page order with the book.Kamo かもNiwatori にわとりOndori おんどりShichimenchou しちめんちょうGachou がちょうInu いぬNeko ねこYagi やぎHitsuji...

PM Modi Wants Japanese in India

Japan and India to forge exchanges to prepare for Asia's century.On his first trip to Japan as India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi stressed the importance of education and language exchanges between the two Asian countries.More...

Applications Open for the 10th Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship

The Hakuho Foundation - a ‘public interest incorporated foundation’ focusing on language and education, yesterday began accepting applications for the 10th Hakuho Japanese Research Fellowship.Objectives of the program include maintaining and strengthening research into Japanese language, culture, literature and education; and eligible researchers are invited to conduct residential research in these areas.Eligible researchers require sufficient Japanese language proficiency to...

LanguBridge Education Centre, Japan

With programs in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, LanguBridge’s summer Japanese programs are known for its intensive classes, a variety of culture activities and warm hearted host families. The classrooms are located in the center area of the city with easy access to subway and train stations, and the courses have a focus on improving the conversation skills. The...