Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Japanese for all at the Timilty

The Timilty Middle School won a $30,000 grant from the Japan Foundation to initiate a school-wide Japanese language program. The grant will allow the school to hire a new full-time Japanese language teacher.
 Timothy Nagaoka, a teacher at the Timilty Middle School, has taught Japanese to sixth grade Advanced Work Class (AWC) for the past ten years and is very excited about this opportunity.  

Nagaoka says, "With the money from the grant, the school will be able to offer Japanese language to all Timilty students. Dr. Yu-lan Lin, the Director of World Languages, Ms. Valerie Lowe-Barehmi, the Principal of the Timilty and I have worked very hard to get this grant, and we are all delighted that our hard work paid off."  

Nagaoka points out that the Timilty Middle School is the third BPS school to have a school-wide program along with Boston Latin Academy and Snowden International, and the only middle school in Boston to offer Japanese to ALL students!

To learn more about the grant: http://www.jflalc.org/grants-jle-courses.html