Advocating for Japanese as a Foreign Language – but not only Japanese!
Presentation at ACTFL 2021 Virtual
Teachers of less-commonly-taught languages (LCTLs) must often manage curriculum design, recruitment, and advocacy in isolated “departments of one.” In this session, three Japanese teachers demonstrate how awareness of their small programs’ larger ecological contexts has helped to identify networks of support and sustain their vitality.
Japanese Instructor in Arkansas and MAFLT Student
Yoshiko Himata Paris
Japanese Instructor in Virginia and MAFLT Alum
Tracie Whiting Kipper
Japanese Instructor in Missouri and MAFLT Alum
Dr. Amanda Lanier
MAFLT Program Director