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English Education in Japan

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START DATE 23 November 2018
START TIME 02:30pm

Room V105, Vine building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 23 November 2018
END TIME 03:30pm

The Language and Communication Research Cluster is delighted to invite you to a presentation by Shino Shirama on the English education system in Japan

My research project is to explore the role and characteristics of supplementary schools overseas. I have been researching how Japanese children learn English and maintain Japanese at a supplementary school in London. Most of my pupils will return to Japan after several years’ stay in London as they come here due to parents’ business. They are called ‘kikokushijo’ in Japanese. Their existence could challenge a stereotype of Japanese, which is they are not good at English. I will discuss English Education in Japan and the role of supplementary schools to help such children-kikokushijo.

My name is Shino Shirama from Japan. I am a second year Mphil/PhD student at Middlesex University, supervised by Leena Robertson and Anna Charalambidou. I set up my own supplementary school in North London in 2014 to support Japanese and dual heritage children. Currently I have been engaging in researching and teaching such children and parents. The Language and Communication Research Seminars are free and open to all staff, students and guests. For any questions or if you would like to lead a session, contact Anna Charalambidou.

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