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Watabe, Masakazu (Director, Japanese School), 1996

Identifier: MOH112

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Masakazu Watabe, Director of the Japanese School. Watabe discussed how he got the directorship; his duties as director; how he challenges the students; how he hired faculty; faculty turnover; 25th Japanese symposium; Japanese curriculum; the proficiency of the students; category 3 languages; language teaching methods; future jobs for Japanese language school students; graduate students' use of Japanese; the use of technology for Japanese language learning; teaching Japanese culture in relation with language; oral proficiency interview standards; cultural appropriateness; influence of Japan over the world; World War II; and what sets Middlebury apart from other schools


  • 1996

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Masakazu Watabe served as the Director of the Japanese School at Middlebury College in 1991.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects

Physical Location


Physical Description

1 audio cassette


Assigned identifier: a13aflshp1996-21

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States