Second Language Studies: Acquisition, Learning, Education and Technology

Tokyo, Japan
September 22-24, 2010

Elementary School English Education in Japan - Its History and the Sound of Its teaching Materials --

Kyoko Kasuya (1), Yuri Kuno (2)

(1) Department of Education, Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan;(2) Chubugakuin University, Japan

In this symposium, we would like to outline the past and present of elementary school English education in Japan. Its history is briefly described in section 1. We also would like to examine some teaching methodologies and materials for children. What role sound plays in language is shown in section 2. It is important for teachers to select good teaching materials which do no harm on children’s second language acquisition. We hope this symposium will be a fruitful opportunity for all the participants to recognize the crucial role of sound in second language education.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kasuya, Kyoko / Kuno, Yuri (2010): "Elementary school English education in Japan - its history and the sound of its teaching materials --", In L2WS-2010, paper S-4.