Sign Language Teaching Research Conference to be held at Tokyo in July

The Nonprofit Activities Organization Sign Language Teacher Center, Inc. will hold the 11th Japanese Sign Language Teaching Research Conference at Tokyo on Saturday, July 2, 2011, 10:00-16:30.

The conference program will include reports on practices and results of sign language teaching, presentations, and discussion.

Registration fee:
Member/supporter: 2,000 yen
General: 4,000 yen
Student: 2,000 yen
Pre-registration is requested.

The official language in the conference is Japanese Sign Language.
No interpreting will be provided.

Tentative Program:
Keynote address
"How to advance sign language research - collaboration of sign language teaching and sign linguistics"

The speaker will be Mr. SUEMORI Akio, vice-president of the Japanese Association of Sign Linguistics. He is currently engaged in molecular evolution engineering in the Independent Administrative Agency National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (former Ministry of International Trade and Industry Biotechnology Technical Research Institute). He has taken up the sign linguistics since December, 2009.

Presentations by six persons to be announced later.

After the conference ends, there will be the get-together party.

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