Calum G.C Adamson
所属 京都外国語大学 外国語学部 英米語学科 職種 准教授
|Model United Nations as a means to build practical transferable skills.
|Journal of Contemporary Social Studies
|Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts
|Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulated forum in which young people role-play the decision- making protocols of selected committees and assemblies of the United Nations. Model UN participation is presented to native-speakers as an active opportunity to build skills in diplomacy, leadership, and consensus building. For many foreign-language learners, participation also represents a chance to build language proficiency. This paper will describe the process of preparing a class of female, Japanese, university students for participation in an English-language Model UN. Through interpretation of qualitative data obtained through interviews and a questionnaire, it is hoped the paper will contribute to a greater understanding of whether second language speakers
felt they made significant gains in English and other ‘life- skills’, such as leadership and global awareness, with which Model UN is typically recommended to young people.