Class theme/topics discussed:
Participating in an electronic meeting of prof. Kurita’s class
Students talked with international students who learn Japanese in Japanese university.
They were talking about their college life.
*Most students take the class and they present some speech via teleconference.
How did you pick this theme or topic?
Professors of Japanese organized this event. Students had a chance to meet and talk with Japanese.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Interview, general discussion
How did students react?
Students really enjoyed chatting with Japanese.
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, but this event needs supports by professors of Japanese.
Why or why not?
It is good chance for students to practice Japanese. I think this class motivates students to study Japanese more.