Sunday, October 3, 2010

Opened the Class “Learning Japanese/Mother Tongue with Family”

Hi, this is Yamane, a staff member of volunteers.
On October 3rd, we held the first class of “Japanese Language classes for parents / Tagalog Language/Culture classes for children”. This is for Filipino families.

Mothers learned Japanese and their children learned Tagalog. I participated the Japanese class as a volunteer of teaching Japanese. On that day, we studied and discussed about the elementary school in Phillipine and Japan in the class.

I was impressed by Teacher’s day in Phillipine, which is for respecting teachers. This is not in Japan. Also, they teach all classes in English without a mother tongue class. They have sport festival like in Japan, but they don’t have offering lunch.

All mothers are active and eager to participate in conversation, practice writing Hiragana and talk about the school in Filipine. It was a great day and I’m sure that I got more lessons than them even if I was a teaching volunteer.

Thank you.