Susan Gross In Japan

Since Susan Gross has just left Japan, having apparently had a huge impact there from the emails I have been receiving (will post some here later), we can say that some important work has been done.
Think about it. Japan. The ice is cracking on the sea of Japanese foreign language education. The magnificent idea of comprehensible input is melting centuries of tradition in a tradition laden country.
Little obedient kids who once sat in language classrooms with glazed eyed, mere passive aggressive cardboard cutouts of themselves, may now become, right there in Japanese language classrooms, three dimensional and alive and interactive and acquiring the language for real.
The ice curse of the Ice Queen in Narnia is ending. We are all fast becoming three dimensional people in the classroom, all over the world. It’s like a Coke commercial, but real.
And look who went in there with the big knowledge and the big presenting skills. My teacher. I can’t wait to get some blog entries up here about Susan’s trip, and maybe even some photos of her presenting.
And kudos to Martha Nojima for organizing the trip.


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