2016 JET Program Information Session (10/8)


The Japan Information Center in Chicago will hold its annual JET Program Info Session on Saturday, October 8th, from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

JET Program alumni will be on hand to speak with prospective applicants and talk about their experience. Alumni will give brief presentations on the following topics:
* What Does an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) Do?
* What Does a Coordinator of International Relations (CIR) Do?
* Placements / Living Conditions in Japan
* Money Matters (Salary, Benefits, Living Expenses, Budgets)
* Culture Shock and Cross-Cultural Communication

This event is organized by the Japan Information Center, part of the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago. For more information, contact Austin Gilkeson, JJET Program Coordinator at austin.gilkeson@cg.mofa.go.jp. Please also visit the Facebook Event Page to RSVP

To learn more about the JET Program, visit http://jetprogramusa.org/

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JETAA Chicago September Board Meeting (9/6)


On TUESDAY, September 6th, JETAA Chicago will have its monthly board meeting. **PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DAY!**

The meeting’s location will be at the Japanese Information Center downtown, so pencil the date in your diary.  We will be discussing our returnee picnic, career development workshop and the all important elections which will take place at the October meeting.

If you are interesting in just how JETAA works and think you’d like to be involved then do come along! We gladly welcome returnees and alumni alike.

There will be a nomikai afterwards.

Dinner is provided to all who attend. Let us know if you have any food allergies or avoidances.

Email info@jetaachicago.com with any questions or any items you would like to add to the agenda and please RSVP on the Facebook Event Page.

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13 Japanese Reading Group #23 (9/13)


The Japanese Reading Group is an informal gathering of Japanese language learners who read through blog posts, articles and short stories together to practice translating the text.

For the month of September, the group is reading a short blog post that was found on Twitter.  The event will be held at one of the JETAA member’s homes, so please post in the comments below if you are interested in attending and we can provide the details.

If there is extra time, we may put in a Japanese DVD.

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Japanese Reading Group #22 (8/9)


Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Argo Tea, 16 West Randolph Street

This month we’re reading a blog post by the illustrator Misato Yugi: http://www.mikanblog.com/?p=6041.
It’s a recent post from early July with thoughts about life and the election. We’re not sure about the main point, but it looks like an interesting read and a little easier than the reading last month. Easy to copy and paste into online dictionaries as well. Hope to see some more folks out for this one! Please RSVP on the Facebook Event Page or contact info@jetaachicago.com with any questions.

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