Gifu JALT:

Brazilian Education in Tokai

Date: Saturday, April 19th, 2008 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Speaker: Claudio da Silva (Escola Comunitaria Paulo Freire) and Craig Alan Volker (Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University)

In recent years, the Tokai region has experienced a rapid increase in the number of foreign residents, especially Brazilians, now the largest ethnic minority in the region. Many Portuguese-speaking children in public schools often have problems because of poor Japanese skills, a lack of support with homework, and a lack of understanding of their cultural background. Private Brazilian schools are often not regulated by either Japanese or Brazilian law. This presentation discusses the challenges of establishing a school in Toyota that provides a high level of education and bilingualism in both Japanese and Portuguese. Advice for teaching Brazilian children in public schools will also be discussed.

Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Gifu JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Heartful Square (southeast section of Gifu JR Station), Gifu City, Gifu-ken

Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan


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