I’m writing because we have some great Japanese-related news to share!
Thanks to a new salary assistance grant from the Japan Foundation-Los Angeles, our host school, Columbia Heights Education Campus (CHEC), will be launching its own in-school Japanese language program next school year. This will be the first Japanese language program in any DCPS or DC charter school in recent memory!
This year, Globalize DC (also with assistance from a JFLA grant) offered a single Japanese I class during the school day at CHEC. While our afterschool Japanese Plus program is for students across the city, this CHEC class, taught by Mikiko Takahashi-Korn (thank you Takahashi sensei!), gave students in the school the opportunity to experience Japanese for themselves. Now the school will begin its own Japanese language program with its own teacher next year! We’re all very excited, and believe this is a huge step forward for Japanese language teaching in the city. Globalize DC will remain involved with the CHEC Japanese program to help connect it to the many community resources and opportunities that have enriched our own Japan-focused programs.
Now, we need a great teacher! Very importantly, CHEC is looking for a teacher who will have the right qualities to lead this new and growing program. If you know of any Japanese teacher who might be interested, or are plugged into any job boards or teacher networks, please share the job description below. Anyone should feel free to contact me directly at email@example.com or 202-251-1692 with any questions about this opportunity. Otherwise, applications should be submitted directly to the school, as described in the job description below:
Thank you, as always, for your support of these efforts.
Have a great day!
Our website: www.globalizedc.org
Our Japan Programs Website: www.japaneseplus.org