Friday, February 14, 2014

First test shapes up classes!

The first chapter test has done for each class and now the active number of students are getting clearer.

Japanese 1101 (The First Semester) class has 44 students who are equally distributed into two classes.

Japanese 1102 (The Second Semester) class is surprisingly continuing with 23 students, which is quite impressive.

Japanese 2201 (The Third Semester) class is a special class with two students.

Japanese 2202 (The Fourth Semester) class has 13 students which is more than enough good students!

Spring Trip to Kyoto, Japan has 8 students, and ready to go to Japan at the end of March for 10 days.

More surprisingly, Summer Study Abroad Program this year is quickly filling up all slots and as of now 13 students are for sure going to Japan with GTS this summer, Amazing.

GTS is now experiencing one of the greatest semesters!

March Dinner will be 3/7/2014!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

February begins with professional development workshops for Japanese teachers!

February begins with professional development workshops organized by GTS and the consulate general of Japan at Chicago.

The guest facilitator was Yo Azama who won the foreign language Teacher of the Year of 2012.

Over 50 teachers from IL, IA, IN, WI, MN gathered and learned and discussed common issues on Japanese language teaching.

2/7 Friday will be the first day of the GTS/JCC dinner of the year 2014 which will celebrate the birthday of GTS!

Spring trip has 8 participants traveling together to Japan with GTS and so far summer study abroad  has 7 official registrants already and will grow over a dozen members soon.

Very chilly cold but the great winter so far!