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Friday, February 19 • 9:00am - 10:15am
How to Develop Intercultural Competence in the Beginner Level’s Language Classroom*THIS SESSION WILL NOT BE RECORDED*

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In Japanese language class, teachers introduce some Japanese culture and try to let students to experience them, such as Origami (folding paper), calligraphy, Yukata (traditional clothes) and so on. It is true that these cultural experiences will promote students’ motivation but these are only some aspect of Japanese culture and customs. Moreover, teachers need to prepare materials for cultural experience. Then, how can we develop intercultural competence, especially at the stage of the beginner level? In this session I will show you how to plan from the short lesson or activity to the longer project, starting with one photo.


Keiko Yoshikawa

Special Language Advisor-Japan, Alberta Education
Keiko Yoshikawa has been the Special Language Advisor for Japanese language at Alberta Education since September 2020. On behalf of the Japan Foundation, Toronto, she supports Japanese language teachers across Canada and conducts online workshops. She has engaged in Japanese language... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2021 9:00am - 10:15am MST
CATCA Virtual Room 072