The way the Japanese speak

- Developing teaching materials for education of spoken Japanese based on contrastive studies among Japanese, English and Chinese -

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Purpose of this project

To pertain to Japanese language speaking and its application to the teaching of Japanese as a second language(L2). More precisely, this study will be depicted more concretely from two separate but strongly interconnected viewpoints: articulation and communication, and finally as an application of our research results, we will design basic materials for teaching of Japanese as L2 based on our research results.


Samples of Basic Material (English version)

International Symposium on Education and Teaching Materials for Spoken Japanese Language
In Hyakunen Kinenkan, Kobe University, 09 December, 2007


Our research is supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), Nos. 16202006 (2004-2006) and 19202013 (2007-2010).


Prof. Sadanobu's Laboratory

Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University
1-2-1 Tsurukabuto, Nada-ku, Kobe, 657-8501, JAPAN

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