Associate Professor Toru Ishizawa Awarded 2019 The Encouragement Award of the Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
May 6, 2021
Associate Professor ISHIZAWA Toru (Graduate School of Japan Studies, Japanese Education Studies) received the 2019 The Encouragement Award of the Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language.
This award is given to members of The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language who have made remarkable achievements in Japanese language education and are expected to play an active role in the future.
Associate Professor Ishizawa received the award for the following reasons.
From tThe Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language Website
Prof. Ishizawa published collaborative work “Goi Don” (Kuroshio Publishing House) in 2018 . The book features 1200 words that are necessary to take higher education classes or to read and understand the news. The book was created based on corpus linguistics findings.
Further, he supervised the “A Guide to Japanese Language Education” series in 2017. The series are made up of “Vol. 1 Learning How to Learn Language”, “Vol. 2 Learning the Composition of Language”, “Vol. 3 Learning How to Teach Language” and “Vol. 4 Learning How to Observe Language”. These books will be extremely helpful to those who wish to engage in Japanese learning making them extremely worthy in terms of younger development.
Additionally, he has gathered volunteers as a member of the “Fellowship of Those Bonded by Language and Learning” to hold the “Japanese Education Summer Festival”. This is a project for part-time practitioners in the field to improve their knowledge on research and practice, and attracts a large number of participants. Also, through various activities, he continues to work earnestly to build a network of people involved in Japanese language education at different institutions.