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Takeshima Island, Japan
Takeshima Island, Japan (Photo by George Massahide)

Students invited to sessions on teaching in Japan

(Sept. 20, 2004)--UTSA students are invited to attend two classes Wednesday, Sept. 22 to learn about the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program. The program promotes language education and cultural exchange through teaching English in Japan.

Satsuki Sokol, cultural affairs coordinator with the Consulate General of Japan at Houston, and UTSA alumna Samantha Arnold, a JET program veteran, will speak in two Japanese language classes at the UTSA 1604 Campus to recruit students for the program.

The classes are 11 a.m. in Multidisciplinary Studies Building Room 3.02.14 and 1 p.m. in Humanities and Social Sciences Building Room 3.04.20.

"The goal of the JET program is to experience Japanese culture," said Masato Yabe, UTSA lecturer in Japanese languages. "It's a tremendous opportunity for UTSA students. They do not need to know Japanese or have teaching certification, but simply have an interest in learning about Japanese culture and have at least a 2.8 GPA."

Students would spend from one to three years in Japan.

For more information, contact Masato Yabe at 210-458-7712.

--Tim Brownlee

University Communications
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