Thursday, October 2, 2008

GTS as a Winner of National Teacher Award!

National Council of Japanese Language Teachers (NCJLT) has announced that GTS is the recipient of "Japanese Teacher of the Year 2008 of the U.S. Colleges and Universities!" The Award Ceremony will be held in Florida in November during the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) national conference. This is the great news for COD and GTS' students. GTS students can be proud of themselves regardless of their suffering from GTS academic educational "bully" and asked to be responsible for keeping up with their eagerness to learn Japanese. It is the most important to continue the Japanese learning and acquiring endeavor regardless of actual skills of what everyone can do in Japanese. The academic grade is NOT everything but just a tiny part of the life so move forward to the FUTURE. Well, GTS probably should behave better as every Japanese teacher in the U.S. can at least recognize his name. One day, all GTS students can say "I am SHINGO's student. You don't know Shingo? Too bad!" This is just a passing point yet one reaching point 15-year teaching at COD and in 20-year American life! (I should be more humble as a Japanese! Hahaha!)

14 comments:

said...

おめでとうございます、恩師。

Surreal said...

素晴らしい!
おめでとうございます。
How did they pick a winner?

GTS said...

Some Japanese teachers nominated candidates. Candidates were asked to write the short essay about the professional life and the committee discuss and decides the winner, it seems. -GTS

Jerry said...

Great job, Shingo! That is awesome. In turn, you must nominate your students for an "endless spirit" award for continuing to face your tests! I'm glad I was able to get into your class!

For the benefit of all Japanese 101 students, I made an exercise to practice telling time while I was at work. It's a microsoft Excel spreadsheet. japanese_time_exercise.xls Hope someone benefits from it, I did!

GTS said...

Great! I hope every student can help with each other! I have to nominate all the survivors from my class as a candidate of the "endless spirit" award! -GTS

Juria said...

Lol!! "endless spirit" award

SHINGO! I'm so glad that you won!

You already heard Chibi's and my おめでとう's today :D

Now I can have more bragging rights about my Japanese teacher ne? lol

Keep surprising us in the future!

GTS said...

Thank you for you two visiting me to just say "hi" while getting the hand-out you have missed b/c your absence from the class! (You know what I really mean!) -GTS

Juria said...

haha you know if Caitlin hadn't reminded me I probably wouldn't have remembered...

I heard that I missed quite the explanation in Japanese about Michelle's boy problem and a little movie in Kansai ben!!!

Do you have by chance any other little movies that you'll show in class that are in Kansai ben? hmm?

GTS said...

How was your Grandpa's party, Julia? I will show other part of the movie sometime. You missed a lot , indeed. -GTS

Juria said...

Ah my grandparent's anniversary? It went really well thank you for asking~

We started later than planned so...it ended...much...much later..

So I heard that Michelle practically invited ourselves over to your house...XD

Oh yay! more of the movie!!

GTS said...

Invited to my house? She was daydreaming! -GTS

Juria said...

Then I probably misheard!

Maybe it had something to do with a BBQ, I don't know...

I was running off 2 hours of sleep. All that resides in my memory was copious amounts of laughing @__@

But then again thats every time we all hang out

GTS said...

BBQ in my backyard was talked about! -GTS

wes said...

You are the man Sensei, keep it up.