TUJ Times Online

April 18, 2006 (vol. 7)

TUJ Times Online, our online monthly newsletter, will keep you informed of recent news at TUJ and its alumni.


Continuing Education's Discounts for April Seminars and Summer Semesters

Take advantage of Alumni Benefits! Continuing Education offers 25% off tuition and a waiver of the entrance fee for Alumni. Check out our April seminars and workshops from The Business Wizard and our upcoming summer course listings. Courses range from master wine class and interior design to investments, psychology and project management. You can also enhance your resume by adding a certificate to your qualifications.

Your're not the only one who can benefit from discounts. There are other opportunities for your family and friends. Visit http://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed for further information.

Tokyo American Club Offers the One Week Trial Pass to Temple Alumni

Tokyo American Club is offering complimentary one-week trial passes to Temple University alumni. The pass will enable you and your family to enjoy the full range of facilities at the Club. If you are interested, please contact the Club's Membership Office at 03-3224-3678 or via e-mail (membership@tac-club.org)and identify yourself as an alumnus/a of Temple University. The benefit is available until May 31, 2006.


TUJ's Alumni Association Holds First Event in Shibuya

The Alumni Association had its first alumni party on Friday, March 17th at Café Pronto in Shibuya. Almost 40 people from many TUJ backgrounds met with old and new friends. The mixture of ages and nationalities re-created TUJ's unique international atmosphere. The event, the first one entirely organized by TUJ alumni, was a great success and plans are underway for many more.

The TUJ's First Teaching Internship Certificate Given

On March 15th, Mr. Masakazu Motoki was honored by Dean Kirk Patterson, Assistant Dean Patrick Rosenkjar, and assembled TUJ faculty and staff at a certificate presentation ceremony. Mr. Motoki is a high school English teacher from Saitama Prefecture who has spent a sabbatical year at TUJ doing a teaching internship. The ceremony was to mark the completion of his internship, during which he took TESOL graduate courses, worked as a teaching assistant in the Academic Preparation Program, and received mentoring from APP instructors and Assistant Dean Rosenkjar.

Professor Christina Junko Itaya Publishes First Book

A new book by Christina Junko Itaya, emeritus professor of Critical Languages (Japanese) at TUJ, has been published. Entitled A Contrastive Study Of Japanese and English, the book compares expressions and ways of thinking between Japanese and English language speakers. Grammar and structure are often focused in language teaching, but the contrastive study helps teachers and students understand how ways of thinking and culture are important factors in teaching languages.

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