Tomoko Takami, Director of Penn's Modern Japanese Language Program, received a grant of $40,000 from Eurasia Foundation (formerly known as One Asia Foundation) in April 2020. The grant will fund two of Tomoko's projects: course development for JPAN 311, which will include several prominent speakers in the fall of 2020, and for the organization of a symposium called Language Education for Social Future: Critical Content-Based Instruction, planned to take place in Summer 2021.
Penn East Asia Faculty and Graduate Students in the Media
CEAS Faculty Jacques deLisle was featured in Wednesday's Washington Post analysis piece "Can the U.S. sue China for covid-19 damages? Not really." Click here to read that story.
Penn PhD Candidate in EALC Mark Bookman was featured in two podcasts recently, speaking on the history of disability in Japan: Japan on the Record, and Deep in Japan. Follow links to more information and to the podcasts themselves.
America-Japan Society Visit and Study Japan Grant Program 2020. Grant geared towards US graduate students who study Japan or Japan-US relations. [Extended] Deadline 01 May 2020. See website for more information.
CIFLTE Online Foreign Language Learning (COF) provides 1-on-1 foreign language lessons taught by instructors well trained in cutting-edge foreign language teaching methodology at Teachers College. Deadline May 15 2020. See website for more information
Opportunities for Regional Educators
The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) has a listing of online events, some of which are open to Act 48 support for PA teachers.
The Sound of (Japanese) Music: Online Mini Course for Educators. May 14-June 18, 2020, course offered online via Zoom. This is a series of presentations and demos by four ethnomusicologists of Japanese music, designed to take you to a deeper level of understanding of traditional Japanese music. These presentations will expand your knowledge of Japanese history and culture, including modern music innovations. You will learn about the evolving traditions of the koto, shakuhachi, shamisen and the recent development of taiko drumming. Some presentations will be recorded for your use later with your students.
Resources for Teaching about Racial Discrimination during the Coronavirus Crisis
This list was compiled by our NCTA colleagues at the Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) at the University of Colorado. It includes online resources for teachers looking to address challenges related to labeling and racism that might in our communities and media in the wake of this global health crisis. Click here to view the online resources list.
Free Japanese-Inspired Food Education Course
The Wa-Shokuiku free online program is designed for students studying at home. The course consists of 4 units that focus on 4 different topics to expose students to Japanese food culture and foodways. Each unit has 10 short sections which include fun and educational videos, cook-off competition videos, nutrition, recipes, activities, global food issues, interactive comment boxes and a unit quiz. Online course available until July 7th, 2020. https://www.wa-shokuiku.org/online-course
For more information about these and other programs and resources, visit the NCTA website