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.
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.
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...
Our students are absolute beginners, who gain the benefit of preparation to succeed in the formal Japanese language high school or college classroom. We design listening exercises to encourage repetition. Ideally, learners will sign up to the complete lesson modules and engage in more authentic reading, writing, and listening materials. Our English, Japanese, and Spanish language courses include bi-weekly on-site (or on-line) conversation classes. Contact our office for more information.
Seedtime Multilingual participated in the annual P2P. This amazing event hosts professional organizations to encourage 8th graders to select a career pathway! We were invited and provided interactive cultural activities to students who visited our booth section. Learn more about Pathways to Possibilities here: https://pathways2possibilities.org/contact-p2p/
Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. The festival usually lasts five days and is celebrated during the Hindu lunisolar month Kartika (between mid-October and mid-November).
We are presenting an example of a Beginner Japanese class review video. In this video, we are using the Dr. Moku Free Hiragana Chart.
As leaders ponder how to correct the misdirection of our moral compass, isn’t it time to calculate the cost of ignoring the rich history and culture of African Americans?
As difficult a time as I had breathing in Lhasa, it seemed all worth it when I was welcomed (as a mere bystander and tourist) by invitation to join the Tibetans in their morning dance in the mountains!