By Joe Pickett, OCW Publication Director
OCW has just published 21G.503 Japanese III, the third in a four-course sequence on Japanese taught at MIT. With relatively few Japanese speakers on the MIT campus, the instructors must make the most of what happens in the classroom and motivate students to work hard outside it.
The course site’s Instructor Insights feature brief video interviews with one of the instructors, Takako Aikawa. She addresses key topics in language instruction, such as grammar and drill sessions, developing students’ language skills, assessing students, and teaching language through culture.
Each interview is presented twice: once in English…
…and again in Japanese.
Instructors of any language will surely benefit from the reflections and advice offered in all of these interviews. Maybe students even more!