Two years ago, Oxford Brookes University used the Japan Foundation’s Japanese Local Project Support programme funding to set up a Tadoku (Extensive Reading) Project. This project introduced extensive reading as an approach to students of Japanese as well as the wider Japanese education community. Since then, the university can expanded the project to create their own fantastic reading materials, which you can see at this book launch.
‘Let’s Read Japanese’ is a series of graded readers for learners of Japanese. Texts are graded, i.e. vocabulary and grammar are controlled, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). Born out of feedback from students saying they wanted accessible yet interesting materials for adult learners reading for pleasure. The books are also designed to introduce them to Japanese culture through legends, classic tales and poems, as well as new stories and original illustration.
The Let’s Read Japanese series supplements any textbooks as it complements Japanese learning.
In this special book launch, the series’ Japanese supervisors Suzuko Anai and Keiko Ikeshiro, from Oxford Brookes University, will introduce the concept of the Let’s Read Japanese and making of the first publication of A2-1 stories, and explain how Let’s Read Japanese could be used in the classroom.
There will be a small reception after the talk and an opportunity to see the books. Oxford Brookes University will also bring a limited number of copies that will be available to purchase at a special price.
Date: Thu 28th November 6:30pm
Venue: The Japan Foundation, London
Booking: This event is free but please reserve a place by contacting email@example.com with your name, details and those of any guests.