For Teachers
2021/2022 Malaysia Japanese Language Education Seminar (MJLES)

2019-2020 Malaysia Japanese Language Education Seminar

Theory and Practice of Taigu Communication Education:
From “Introduction to Keigo”
to “Business Japanese Language Education”


What is “Taigu communication”? How can we apply its concept when we teach honorific expressions and business Japanese language? Is Taigu communication education applicable even from the elementary level? All these questions will be answered in this seminar.

We look forward to your participation!

 Speaker: Dr Izumi Walker

Associate Professor,
Deputy Director of the Centre for Language Studies
and the Convenor for the Japanese Language Program
at the National University of Singapore.

Seminar Outline:

In the morning session, you will gain better understanding of “Taigu Communication” by looking at some visual materials and misuse examples, as well as having a discussion and Q&A session directly with the speaker. In the afternoon, the educational theory will be introduced and practical examples of classroom activities will be given in order for the participants to experience how to enhance Taigu communication competence in a workshop style. Through the variety of classroom activities including “Introduction to honorific expressions using a TV drama” and role plays for elementary level learners, this seminar will help Japanese language teachers to understand the concept of Taigu communication and how it can be applied to your own educational context.


The seminar will be conducted entirely in Japanese. It is open to Japanese language teachers and those who are interested in teaching the language.

Date & Time  7 March 2020 (Sat)  9:00 – 17:00   (Lunch break: 12:00 – 14:00)
Venue  The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
Participation Fee  RM10 (Please pay at the venue)
Participation Method  Choose either to participate at the venue or via Zoom(AM session only)

Regstration required. >>>Click here <<< to register.
Please register by 2 March, 8:30am

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