Saturday, August 24, 2013

One Class short this semster but the waiting list begin working!

Though we canceled one morning class of 1101, another morning class needs a waiting list!! Over all out of possible 75 seats of 1101, only 4-5 seats are left and I do anticipate these 4 seats be taken by the beginning of the first class on Tuesday night!

1102 fortunately has 10 students even though we had a very limited number of survivors of 1101 last Spring and I am quite happy to see this happening.

Retention for 2201 is really great and 17 students signed up, which is very exciting.

Surprisingly 8 students signed up for 2251 and 6 of them are from 2202 of last spring semester.

This is the great number and GTS is now very encouraged.

GTS is now planning on China Study Abroad which will begin the summer 2014.  GTS will lead the trip in the summer 2015. 

GTS may teach one Chinese class or two soon!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bitter beginning of the Academic Year 2013!

GTS is now experiencing the bitter beginning of the academic year!  For the first time in my history at COD, one 1101 morning class was cancelled yesterday due to the low enrollment!

Fortunately another 1101 morning class was completely filled and probably be overflown.

1101 classes in the evening have still some seats!   It is the bitter start!

Good news, on the other hand, is the good retention for the upper classes!

1102 has some 10 students, 2201 has over 15 students, and 2251 has 6,7 students and this is great!

Study Abroad Japan 2014 and Spring Beak Japan Trip are now accepting students!

Those who want to go to Japan in Christmas Break, contact me at

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Anyone wants to go to Japan during the Chrismas time?

There is no COD field trip to Japan until next Spring break in 2014 but if you are interested in traveling to Kyoto area in Japan in the winter break, contact GTS at

Fall Registration continues!

Fall semester at COD classes will begin 8/26/2013, which is a bit later than usual so registration speed has been slower as those who register classes must pay the tuition at the same time.

Japanese 1101 class at 11am daily and two night classes will be filled soon BUT 1101 class at 10am daily still has a lot of seats!  Please join us!

Japanese 2201 class at 7pm (Mon/Wed) will be filled BUT off-sequence Japanese 1102 class in the afternoon (Mon/Wed) has a plenty of seats!  Those who want to refresh Japanese learning are all welcome!

Japanese 1100 at 6pm on Thursdays include some unique features, such as film watching, global classroom (real-time conversation with college students in Hiroshima), etc.  We can have a lot of fun together!!   Join GTS!

Those who have been in Japan and highly motivated students can join Japanese 2251 on Tuesday night!