Thursday, April 28, 2005

Dustin signing his life away

Interview practice with Taisha Sho 6th graders - 5
Originally uploaded by Jason In Japan.

This is Dustin Kidd, and he hails from Oregon in the USA. This is his FIFTH year as a JET and his third year in Izumo. After three years, you can only stay on the JET programme if you take on the assignment of teaching solely at Elementary schools, which is what Dustin does. He teaches 1st thru 6th graders at FOURTEEN local elem schools. And even tho this is his last year as a JET, he's staying in Japan. He got a job with a private high school up in Hokkaido, so he's moving in July. He'll have to prepare for harsh winters, as Hokkaido gets more snow than any other part of Japan.

So this day at Taisha Sho was almost routine for Dustin, and he had some good advice for the kids. He can also speak flawless Japanese, which means he was able to communicate with the teachers better than I ever could. :)

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