Monday, July 2, 2018

2018 July 14 | Video Exchange Project

NANKYU JALT is proud to host the following event in Nagasaki City

Video Exchange Project Between a Japanese-Canadian living in an Agriculture-centered Former Japanese Internment Camp and Freshmen Japanese University Students

The project involves video/email exchange between fourteen first year Japanese University students and a Japanese-Canadian living within the former internment camp, now-turned incorporated town. This town is known mostly as a hotbed for agriculture. The Canadian-based correspondents is an avid horticulture enthusiast, growing self-sustaining fruit and vegetable crops, as well as herbs. Close to half the students in the Japanese student group are Agriculture majors and introduce Japanese crops to the Canadian correspondent through video. 
In addition, the students learn about internment camp life, First Nation culture and values, and a local roadside signage project. The goals of the project are four-fold: raising awareness and motivation for students; fostering linkage between cultures (Canadian, Japanese, First Nations, Nikkei); cross-cultural content-based learning; empowerment and preservation for Nikkei community through cultural bridges. The platform and other features will be discussed. Come attend this event and learn results to date.

Presenter: Andrew Meyerhoff
Andrew Meyerhoff is a native of Vancouver, British Columbia. He has a lived in Japan for 29 years. He has completed TESOL training from Langara College and UBC, along with practicum from the Vancouver School Board, in addition to holding an MEd from Acadia University in Curriculum Studies. He has been an Associate Professor at Saga University for 12 years. Starting September, he will help develop a literacy project for a First Nation’s community, open his own language school, and arrange Agriculture ESL farmstays for students from Japan. These farmstays will be ideal for Japanese students who want to earn money and gain practical experience in Canada. Money will offset ESL tuition fees, and farmstays will be arranged by the school. 
Date and Time: Saturday, 14 July 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Dejima Koryu Kaikan, 2-11 Dejimamachi, Nagasaki
Fee for JALT members: Free
Fee for one-day members: ¥1,000
Contact or Queries: Email contact form

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