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    • Sat 16 December 9:30 - 17:00
  • Venue
    • International Conference Hall, Sophia University Building No. 2, 17th floor (face-to-face and webinar streaming)
  • Subjects
    • Sophia University students, faculty and staff, and the general public
  • Entry fee
    • Free
  • Sponsor
    • Institute of Global Concern, Sophia University
  • Co-Sponsor
    • Social Science Research Institute, International Christian University (ICU-SSRI)
  • Cooperation
    • The Toyota Foundation 2022 International Grant Program, "Mother tongue and national language education for transnational migrant children: Roles of the host country for Non-Formal Education Classes run by migrant communities in Japan" (Migrant Children's Language Education (MICLE) project)
  • Contact
第43回 国際シンポジウム
International Symposium “Language Education for Transnational Migrant Children: Roles of the Country of Origin and Host Country”
Language: Japanese and English simultaneous interpretation
For face-to-face venue participation
For webinar registration

Part 1 (9:30-11:30) Current Situation of Mother Tongue and Heritance Language Education for Migrant Children
Keynote Speech  Unleashing Community Languages through ‘Translingualism’
Dr. Emi Otsuji, Associate Professor, University of Technology, Sydney         
Discussant  Dr. Allen Kim, Senior Associate Professor, Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University, ICU-SSRI member
Dr. Mitsuyo Sakamoto, Professor, Department of English Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Sophia University                       

Part 2 (12:30-14:30) Mother Tongue Education by Various Actors
Case Report  The Vietnamese Government Initiative on Mother Tongue Education for Children Overseas
Dr. Dao Muc Dich, Lecturer, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City
Case Report  Nepali Language Instruction Outside Nepal: Opportunities and Constraints
Dr. Mark Turin, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology / Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, The University of British Columbia
Commentator Dr. Yukari Enoi, Specially Appointed Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Center for Collaborative Future Creation, Osaka University

Part 3 (14:45-17:00) Panel Discussion "Practices and Issues on Mother Tongue and Heritage Language Education in Japan”
Ms. Juri Afuso, Youth Worker, NPO ABC Japan
Mr. Kyaw Kyaw Soe, Shwegangaw Association / NPO Association of Myanmar Japan Bridge for Education
Ms. Pritam Lama Golay, Foreign Student Education Promotion Committee Member, Hyogo Prefectural Ashiya International Secondary School, President of Sewa International School
Ms. Rimi Nakano Director, International Education Division, Education Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Moderator   Dr. Masako Tanaka, Institute of Global Concern, Sophia University

Contact: Institute of Global Concern, Sophia University
Tel: 03-3238-3023