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262. Orienting Students for Crossing Cultural Barriers: Case Studies in Chinese and Japanese

Monday, 4 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 308, Hynes

A special session

Presiding: Mari Noda, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

1. "Going beyond 'Fluent Fool': Maximizing Cultural Gain during Study Abroad for Japanese Advanced Learners," Hiroaki Kawamura, Univ. of Findlay

2. "Building the Chinese Curriculum around High-Quality In-Country Learning Experiences," Eric Shepherd, Univ. of South Florida, Tampa

3. "Preparing Learners to Work as Contributing Professionals in Chinese Organizations," Xiaobin Jian, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

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  • The Teaching of Language and Literature – Foreign Languages

  • Asian Literatures

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