Marc L’Heureux (elementary school principal), Genta Branstetter (elementary school associate principal) and the Elementary School’s Japanese teachers recently offered presentations and activities in the multi-purpose room to give parents an insight into the Japanese language curriculum and how language learning is changing. Continue reading
The Middle and High School welcomed two special guests on the week of November 15. Matt Dickinson, filmmaker, writer and adventurer, spoke with students on key points in his career and life, including his summit of Mount Everest while author Ruth Eastham conducted several writing workshops in the middle school. Continue reading
Kaitlyn Wu (Grade 10) reflects on the Tohoku Virtual English Class’ (TVEC) October 13-15 trip to Iwate, where they met with and taught their students in person. Continue reading
Mariko Yokosuka and Kyoko Takano (Japan Center Co-Directors) recently introduced teachers and students to a unique workshop called “Kotoba-no-jyugyo: A Class for Words and Language,” available only through the Yomiuri Education Network, a non-profit educational support organization linked to Yomiuri Shimbun (Newspaper). The opportunity to bring this workshop to our students is the result of a new partnership between ASIJ and the Yomiuri Group, which is comprised of entities such as the Yomiuri Shimbun, Yomiuri Amusement Park, Nippon Television, Yomiuri Culture Schools and the Yomiuri Giants. Continue reading
“For me, writing is not a career; it’s a devotion, an obsession.” -Naomi Shihab Nye
Naomi Shihab Nye, award-winning poet and author, visited campus for a week of presentations and workshops with elementary, middle and high school students from January 25-29.