Time flies when you have a busy life like me. It seems like half a year ago when Tomoko sensei told us that 3-5 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme representatives will be coming to our school on October 9th, 2006 to provide information about teaching English in Japan. It seems like I just closed my eyes for a while and now their visit is only a few days away. This week at class we were busy preparing questions to ask them when we meet them to “show off” our (little) knowledge of Japanese. I have a few questions that I will ask them written out below.
Where in Japan are you from?
What kind of place is that?
Until when will you be in Jamaica?
Have you eaten Jamaican food already?
I have these and a few more questions to ask them but I know I will be so nervous I might not ask any, but if they seem friendly enough I will try my best to ask as to get practise speaking to a native Japanese speaker. I will make another entry next week about the meeting and my experience.
About JET Program
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is operated by local authorities in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). The JET Programme was started with the purpose of increasing mutual understanding between the people of Japan and the people of other nations. It aims to promote internationalisation in Japan’s local communities by helping to improve foreign language education and developing international exchange at the community level.