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Japanese Language Programs


Kodomo no Ie Saturday Japanese Language School of the First Methodist Church of San Gabriel

San Gabriel, CA

The goal of the program is to provide children with learning experiences that they feel are relevant to themselves and their lives. The curriculum does not aim at learning language, per se, but rather learning academic subject matter. The curriculum is standards-based and utilizes hands-on and an inquiry learning approach to increase motivation.

Higher Education:

California State University
Long Beach, CA

This course is designed to assist learners of Japanese as a heritage language to further their language skills and socio-cultural knowledge. The course intends to strengthen the students’ oral language at a formal level, and to develop literacy skills by utilizing the Japanese language in the community through community service learning.

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