Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
We have created a new Memrise course for the Intermediate Japanese class (JAPN-214). You can access it here:
Please check it out!
Please check it out!
Monday, October 10, 2016
This year marks the first year of an official online "virtual exchange" between American University and Kanto Gakuin University. After two years of pilot exchanges, the "virtual exchange" has finally become a part of the regular curriculum.
Intermediate level students meet up online once a week with their peers at Kanto Gakuin University in Yokohama, just outside of Tokyo. The students discuss timely topics relevant to what is studied in the classroom as well as current events, interests, and whatever they would like to know about life in each other's countries.
We hope to expand this "virtual exchange" in years to come to include all students who are interested in participating.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
We are looking for students who are interested in doing an unpaid international internship related to teaching. Specifically, we are looking for interns to help undergraduate English majors in Japan improve their English. Interns will work with students in and outside of the classroom to help them academically and provide opportunities to practice English communication. Interns will also plan and create opportunities for students to use their English in nonacademic settings such as playing games, sports and other extracurricular activities.
Those interested in our program can visit http://www.gendaieigo.info/
internship for more information including testimonials from past participants. Please note that the position is ongoing. We welcome all students at American, Australian, Canadian , Irish, New Zealand and United Kingdom colleges and universities irrespective of religious faith, culture and nationality.
While applications are welcome at all times, we are especially interested in applicants who would like to intern during our spring semester, between the months of April and July and our fall semester, which starts in late September and runs until the end of January. From this year, we are also changing our internship program to welcome interns for winter terms too. Interns are also welcome for a full academic year. Dates for internships are flexible and can be arranged depending on individual schedules.
Please check out these interesting events being held this month at the Hillwood Museum (just 2 miles from AU).
Tuesday 4 October 2016 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Shopping for Kimonos in the Taishō and early Shōwa periods: Traditions in Transition
Wednesday 19 October 2016 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Not Just a Flapper: Japanese Women in the Art Deco Era
Wednesday 26 October 2016 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Cosmopolitan Architecture and Interior Design in Japan: the Art Deco Interlude
Nitori is a 1-year exclusive RPO project to hire 35 students graduating from universities in the US for full-time positions in Japan. This is the 3rd consecutive year running the US program for Nitori and it is modeled after the JET Program, in terms of the support students receive in making their transition into life in Japan a smooth one.
The program is designed as a few years training position in Tokyo retail stores or headquarter office followed by a transfer to global offices including US and Japan. This role is a unique chance for students with Japanese and English ability to contribute to the globalization of a popular Japanese brand.
Full information about the company and position are available at: https://nitori.nipponcareers.com/
Watch our 2 minute informational video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFKLXjDP_1k (this video was produced in 2015 and we are working new video)