Thursday, September 30, 2010

JCC/GTS dinner tomorrow! and Shrinking?

First JCC/GTS dinner will be tomorrow night! I hope to see many of you! I have a business Japanese class to teach at MITSUWA scheduled by Consulate General of Japan between 6 and 7:30pm, so I should be joining the dinner around 8pm. The second test of 1102 was completed and lost some students. The average score was about 70%, so not too good as a test this time but "life goes on and on." This coming Saturday is the workshop for Japanese teachers in Illinois and over 25 teachers across the state and levels (K through 12 plus college) will meet at Elk Grove High School! There seems to be quite a few students who are interested in Summer Study Abroad in Japan (so far about 10 from COD and WCC!) I am hoping that more people would join my Christmas Field Trip!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The first test is completed and shrank as usual!

It has been a while since last time update due to the excessive busy work at the beginning of the academic year and still continues. Yet time goes by and first test of 1101 and 2201 has been completed. The average score of 1101 was 78% and 2201 was 80%. 1101 has always polarization at the beginning and no exception this time. There are two big groups. One was around 90% and another was around 65%. The morning class students at the beginning was over 50 in 2 classes, now 40 in 2 classes, so about 10 students have been beamed up! There are still opening for Christmas Japan Trip class, so you or your friend from anywhere in the United States are welcome. Summer Study Abroad 2011 application has now begun and already getting applications in. It seems that there 5 from COD are seriously interested and 3 from WCC. JCC/GTS Dinner for October will be coming up on Friday 10/1. Beginning around 7pm though GTS will show up around a little after 8pm since I have to teach business Japanese language to JET returnee at MITSUWA!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Oh, September! GTS/JCC dinner canceled!

While I have to cancel the monthly JCC/GTS dinner on September, I am quite excited to visit the family near Cincinnati, OH during this long weekend. They took care of me when I first arrived in the United States back in 1988. He was a first-year student in my class at that time and is now 40 years old and having 3 daughters. So I hope 2 daughters of mine, though too little, can befriended with them!! Some students began evaporated! from 1101 classes and soon all the classes be stabilized!