Conference/Workshop

JASSW Event announcement

Dear WATJ Members:   Please share the below announcement with your students! This event is coming up on Sunday, May 20th and is hosted by the Japan America Society at DigiPen Studios, and they have been gracious enough to schedule the event on a weekend to accommodate our students’ and teachers’ busy lives.   We hope to see… Read more »

Leslie Birkland sensei offers monthly workshop!

Dear WATJ Members: WATJ members have a special opportunity to be part of a year-long, ongoing professional development workshop series led by Leslie Birkland-sensei of the Laurasian Institute. Birkland-sensei was founding president of WATJ and now works to train teachers hosting J-LEAP assistant teachers during their summer workshops. Birkland-sensei has volunteered to work with a… Read more »

Call for proposal for WAFLT Fall Conference!

Dear WATJ Members:   We have received a special invitation for a last chance opportunity to submit workshop proposals for the fall bi-state WAFLT-COFLT conference October 12-13 at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion in Portland.   The Thursday pre-conference workshop will be led by Paul Sandrock of ACTFL. The Friday keynote speaker is author of Keys… Read more »

General Meeting

Dear WATJ Members:   Save the date! Saturday, June 2nd is our last workshop of the 2018-19 school year. We are looking forward to seeing you at Kellogg Middle School at 9:00 for our general meeting.   Kellogg Middle School: 16045 25th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155   Agenda General meeting: 9:00-10:00 Workshop: 10:00-12:00   Workshop presented… Read more »

25th annual WATJ Conference on Saturday, February 10th!

Dear WATJ Members:   You have only two days left to take advantage of the early bird registration discount for our 25th annual WATJ Conference on Saturday, February 10th!   Register online and pay via Brown Paper Tickets or directly via check.   Bring your used Japanese teaching materials to exchange at our second annual furuhon… Read more »

WATJ Annual Conference

Register for the conference before January 26th to ensure your early bird conference fee!   WHEN: Saturday, February 10th — social networking, keynote speech with Suwako Watanabe-sensei, and two afternoon workshop sessions WHERE: Bothell High School WHY: Learn about Foundations and Best Practices KEYNOTE SPEECH: ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines   2018 conference registration is now available online!   We are still… Read more »

The Workshop on Japanese Writing Assessment.

The department of Asian Languages and Literature and the Japan Studies at the University of Washington are pleased to announce the workshop on Japanese Writing Assessment.   Time and Date: 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 24, 2018 Title: What is good writing in Japanese? Thinking through assessment practices Speaker: Professor Mari Tanaka at Nagoya University… Read more »

Benkyookai

Our second WATJ Benkyookai will be on Saturday, January 20th at Bellevue College in Building D-104. See you there at 10:00 am for a round table, free-form discussion. Our proposed starting topic is technology, but please bring your ideas to share and questions to discuss!

Announcement 1/7

Dear WATJ Members:   We had a wonderful Oshoogatsu meeting, hands-on koto workshop, and potluck lunch!   1. Annual WATJ Conference Register for the conference before January 26th to ensure your early bird conference fee!   WHEN: Saturday, February 10th — social networking, keynote speech with Suwako Watanabe-sensei, and two afternoon workshop sessions WHERE: Bothell High… Read more »

Oshogatsu meeting last Saturday

Dear WATJ Members: We had a wonderful showing of members for our 2017 Oshogatsu meeting last Saturday. A big thank you to Zach Epsil-sensei for hosting us at Shorecrest High School! Attached are the PowerPoint slides Kim and Noah used in their presentation. The file is quite large, so if you have trouble accessing them,… Read more »