Teaching Kanji

This resource was used in a workshop on teaching kanji, by Dr Keisuke Honda at Dublin City University. In the workshop, the participants were invited to discuss the following questions based on their own experiences and perspectives:

  1. Why teach kanji? 
  2. Teach what? Teach how?
  3. Activities? Resources?

Dr Keisuke Honda introduced these topics from the viewpoint of grapholinguistics, an interdisciplinary field of research focused on writing and writing systems. He used the presentation slides for quizzes, explanations and examples. The participants also used a handout to experiment with learning to write unknown characters using a different colour for each stroke. 

See here for the presentation and here for the handout.