I am writing to invite you to a special session for Japanese language teachers held at Johns Hopkins University in the afternoon on Saturday, September 21.
For those who are not familiar with me or J-GAP, allow me to give you a brief introduction first.
My name is Sufumi So. I have been teaching Japanese at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA for the last nine years and I have also been involved in the development and implementation of AP Japanese Language and Culture of The College Board.
I am currently involved in a project called J-GAP (Japanese Language Education Global Articulation Project; http://j-gap.wikispaces.com/). The project, initiated by the Global Network (GN) of Japanese Language Educators in 2010 and funded by the Japan Foundation, aims to conduct and expand educational and research projects of both vertical and horizontal articulation of Japanese language programs in select regions within the GN member countries including the U.S.
The states of Maryland and Virginia are the only U.S. site chosen in early 2011 to conduct the J-GAP work. The J-GAP USA receives funding from the Japan Foundation as well as a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education managed by the University of Virginia's East Asia Center.
With the help of Professor Yuki Johnson of Johns Hopkins University, we are going to have an informal discussion session as follows:
Date/Time: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 12:00noon to approx. 3:30pm
Place: Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
Schedule: Lunch at The Johns Hopkins Club (located on the main campus of JHU) then move to a nearby building for discussion on various issues of Japanese program articulation
ALL EXPENSES WILL BE COVERED
- toll and parking fees (with original receipts)
- mileage reimbursement
If you will be able to participate in this lunch gathering, please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, September 14th.
Feel free to share this information with your colleagues of Japanese language teaching at any educational levels in any location (not limited to Maryland or Virginia).
If you received the same announcement before and have already told me about your participation, you need not inform me again.
After September 14, the participants will receive an email from me detailing the meeting as well as a lunch menu, from which you will choose an item in advance.