Sunday, October 5, 2008
Over 20 gathered in JCC Dinner!
Last Friday was the first friday of the month on which current and former GTS students gathered for monthly cinema and/or dinner at Kyoto Sushi. It was a quite big group this month with those who are/were in GTS class since 6 years ago. I hope the group next month (11/7/08) be as lively as this group! I had a chance to meet with Prof. Kazumi Hatasa, one of the authors of New NAKAMA textbook, and got the useful link for students in JAPAN 1101. (See the Link lists of this blog!) In the same meeting, I also met Prof. Mayumi Oka from Univ. of Michigan, main author of "Tobira" textbook being used for current JAPAN 2251. GTS has to prepare for the fall professional conference for "Illinois Association of Teachers of Japanese (IATJ)" coming up this weekend and another conference for "Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL) next weekend. oooops! Global classroom project of GTS Honor Seminar (under JAPAN 1100) begins soon (10/16/08) so the schedule will become crazy!! But it is exciting for 19 GTS seminar students to vitually meet through webcam conference classroom with 18 students of Hiroshima Jogakuin University!