Welcome to the home of the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles Advocacy Kit, Version 3. We designed the new kit to reflect your wish for core materials that are more reader friendly and enjoyable. Our hope is that these materials will be useful to the key stakeholders who are responsible for Japanese language education in the United States. Feedback sent to firstname.lastname@example.org would be greatly appreciated.
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This page explains the importance of advocacy in the foreign language teaching profession. Included below are five PowerPoint presentations created by members of the foreign language teaching community here in the United States. For those who wish to read the content, the PowerPoint files and scripts are also provided below.
This instructional video will help you maintain your school's Japanese program. It asks: What is advocacy? How do you maintain interest in your program in the long term?
This instructional video explains the basics of how to build and sustain a strong Japanese language program at your school.
This video describes the process and challenges of building a study abroad program.
The following instruction video explains the benefits of taking the AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam, its background and content, and the importance of advocating for such a program at your (or your child's) school.
The following instructional video explains to school administrators how to get funding for their language programs. Those who prefer to read the information can download the PPT Script below.
This Advocacy Flyer shows parents the benefits of a Japanese language education for school age children. For those who are not familiar with Japan or its language and culture, this flyer provides information on the strong ties between Japan and the United States. This flyer is also downloadable as a PDF and you can request a hard copy along with our Advocacy Kit via the order form on the main page.
Learning Japanese can have both short and long term benefits. In the short term, your children can look forward to unique activities relating to the unfamiliar Japanese culture, which may be very different from their own. In the long term, they can develop a global world view.
by Dr. John Kidder
This flyer was written by Dr. Kidder from the Pilgrim School to advocate for Japanese language education to other administrators who are considering adding Japanese for their foreign language program. This flyer is available here as a PDF and you can also request a physical Advocacy Kit using the order form on the main Advocacy Website.