Monday, June 26, 2017

Japanese-English Reading Circle in Shadyside, from July 1.

The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania's Japanese-English Reading Circle will begin again with a new series of six meetings from July 1 at Kenmawr Apartments in Shadyside.
Join us for the Japanese-English Reading Circle, a first of its kind reading group!

Mission: to promote language learning through reading and language exchange. We aim to keep positivity and motivation high while developing reading fluency, vocabulary, content discussion, and reading strategies in a fun, collaborative environment.

Meetings: will consist of icebreaker language games, discussions about book topics, questions about language, formation of reading goals, and reading strategy sharing/reflection

Who can join: Japanese learners of English or English-speaking learners of Japanese. Any proficiency level is okay, although it would help to have at least beginner level knowledge of the second language you are studying.

Cost: $5 book deposit to be reimbursed upon return of all borrowed books. Please consider donating to offset the cost of promotion and snacks.
The meetings are held every other Saturday from July through September from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. The apartment complex at 401 Shady Ave. (map) has a large number of Japanese residents who work and study in the city, and often hosts cultural events for its international residents.