Tuesday, May 27, 2014

14 students are now ready to go studying abroad in Japan!

The Two-day Japan Study Abroad orientation has completed with more excitement among students from College of DuPage, Columbia College, and Prairie State University.

There will be 4 female students and 10 male students leaving Chicago on Monday 6/23 for 5 weeks.

There are several students from Russia, France and Thailand joining our group during the program, which will make our trip more educational and trans-cultural!

As usual, we will visit Hiroshima for peace studies as well as other cultural activities.

Stay tuned for daily activity report soon.

GTS will have to go to Salt Lake City for 2 weeks prior to the Study Abroad program for scoring Advance Placement Test for Japanese language and culture.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Study Abroad Orienntation is just around the cornor!

14 students (4 women and 10 men) will go to Kyoto, Japan this summer!  This is the 16th year since the first summer study abroad program was conducted. 

Over 300 students went to Japan with GTS by now including short winter/spring programs.

No major accidents/incidents for these 15 years, which is great and GTS feels owing a lot of his students for this success.

This safe tradition will continue as long as GTS is leading the program and GTS will let every student maximize his or her Japan experience.

Another happy thing is that there will be about 15 students taking summer Japanese 1101 program at COD main campus taught by my friend, Date-sensei, and hopefully some will coontinue their study in fall!!!!!!!

GTS Japanese program at COD is growing and expanding and GTS is moving forward with students support even though some students fail GTS class yet challenge it again.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

All the grades for Japanese language courses are now determined!

Most students are having fun in class but it does not mean they can pass the class.
The grade distribution for the Spring 2014 is:

Japanese 2202 (Fourth semester):
A:2  B:1   C:6  D:2

Japanese 2201 (Third semester)
A:1  B:1

Japanese 1102 (Second semester)
A:6   B:0   C:3   D:6   F:2

Japanese 1101 (First semester)
A:5   B:9   C:7   D:6   F:6

I am glad to see students in the second year, somehow, passed!