ELGIN HEINZ OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD
EngageAsia's scholarship for K-12 Japanese language teachers is available now. Deadline is September 15 2020. Please click the link for more information!
TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) ってご存知ですか？来週カナダ発信のオンライン無料講演会があります。
Free webinar on Integrated Performance Assessment by University of Colorado
Sign up today at https://www.colorado.edu/languagetechnologyprogram/content/free-webinar-integrative-performance-assessments
Have you heard of Sadako and her paper crane story? Sadako Sasaki was only 2 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on her hometown, Hiroshima, on the fateful day, August 6, 1945. She later developed leukemia and died at the age of 12. Her story touched many people around the world and still continues to inspire many people's hearts.
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2018/08/01/issues/60-years-sadakos-death-story-behind-hiroshimas-paper-cranes-still-unfolding/#.XZFmJudKigQ (related story)
One of Sadako's classmates, Tomiko Kawano, has started to send the Orizuru Notebook in honor of Sadako's name. Please see the attached document below to receive FREE (free shipping to any destinations) Orizuru Notebooks for your students. We hope this notebook project will give you and your students an opportunity to learn about Sadako's life, her legacy and the importance of the world peace.
What is Orizuru Notebook and how can I receive it? (PDF)
Japanese language and culture summer camp at Tokai International in Kapolei is open for application. For more details, please go online, or contact Darrel Kicker at
Director of Admissions
Hawaii Tokai International College
91-971 Farrington Hwy
Kapolei, HI 96707
We are passing the announcement from the California Language Teacher's Association. Please find the details in the PDF flyer.
When: July 19 - 24, 2019
Where: UC Santa Barbara
Are your students thinking about going to University of Hawaii at Manoa?
UH-Manoa is hosting a community open house this Saturday, March 2, on their campus ground (see map) from 10:00am - 2:00pm with variety of activities and tents with virtually every area of studies available on campus. The Japanese Language department is hosting a tent (#45 on the map) with the faculty and current students standing by to talk to the perspective students and their families. Take advantage of this opportunity to find out what UH-Manoa can offer! For more information,
and see the program
Kizuna Across Cultures is looking for Japanese language classes from U.S. high schools that are interested in participating in the Global Classmates Language and Cultural Exchange program for next school year (2019-2020). A few of Hawaii high school Japanese language classes are currently participating in this program and have had wonderful learning experiences. Languages come alive when the students actually get to communicate with the similar age group students from their native countries. Please take advantage of this wonderful exchange program! Application for U.S. school will become available in early March, 2019. Please mark your calendar and check back with the website at https://kacultures.org/english/apply-program
Are any of your students interested in applying for the Japanese colleges and universities, but not certain because they have not visited the campus?
There is an affordable campus visit tour this summer (June 1 through 8) that would allow your students or even yourself to visit five colleges and universities in Tokyo area!
Lighthouse (magazine) Hawaii and Hawaii Education Foundation are organizing a tour to have your students and/or teachers to visit several colleges in Tokyo this summer for $1,550 per person.
For more information, please read the attached documents in English & Japanese. For more information, please contact email@example.com
You must make a $200 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot by Thursday, February 28, 2019.