Second Language Studies: Acquisition, Learning, Education and Technology

Tokyo, Japan
September 22-24, 2010

JaFIX (Japanese as a Foreign Language with Integrative-Communicative Steps) - JFL-Acquisiton through Relax and Gesticalization

Yoriko Yamada-Bochynek

Institute of Japanese Studies, Free University Berlin, Germany

Free from the prototypical classroom constraints, i.e., desks and chairs, the JaFIX Method involves the Relaxation with a verbal induction and Gesticalization, acting-out of linguistic expressions. This corporeal approach realizes thus a “quasi-L1 acquisition” of the JFL, resulting in the learners’ internalization of a “nativelike” prosody.

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Bibliographic reference.  Yamada-Bochynek, Yoriko (2010): "JaFIX (Japanese as a foreign language with integrative-communicative steps) - JFL-acquisiton through relax and gesticalization", In L2WS-2010, paper D1-8.