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Seedtime Multilingual, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. It was conceived by the founder, with the purpose of offering services to all language learners and language and culture enthusiasts. We endeavor to improve foreign language acquisition and cultural awareness in rural communities for all learners. An additional target focus is to increase the number of learners in African American communities.
- Expand Foreign language and cultural awareness courses in the Mississippi Gulf Coast regions.
- Extend Language and Culture continuing education by providing group classes to schools and businesses, synchronous and asynchronous.
- Engage: Include America Sign Language, Arabic, English for Language Learners (ESL/ELL), French, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese
- Enrich: Customized online courses, for industry professionals to study Content-based language for industry, military, healthcare, supply-chain.
Your contributions support access to relevant and marketable skills, preparing students to succeed in foreign language acquisition and gain cultural competence. Multilingualism is becoming the new normal.
Learning and Teaching Languages
My name is Kiyomi Ogawa. I am a Japanese-language teacher and my husband is an American translator. We love languages and have published six Japanese textbooks. I’m very grateful for this opportunity to connect with Seedtime Multilingual.
Japan and the US, Difference in Communication?
I came to Delta State University as a Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) Coordinator. JOI program is a two-year program, which aims to promote awareness and understanding of Japan by bringing volunteer Japanese coordinators to regions of the U.S.
The Quest for Gold in the Foreign Language Classroom
Most are familiar with Mark Twain’s quote: “all that glitters is not gold.” “Mr. Ballou said I could go further than that, and lay it up among my treasures of knowledge, that nothing that glitters is gold. So, I learned then, once for all, that gold in its native...