The application deadline for the SY2020-21 Japanese Tamago program has now passed. We are no longer accepting applications.
For SY2020-21, in response to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, Globalize DC has introduced a new virtual Japanese language, culture, and career exposure program for DC teens as a substitute for our currently suspended in-person Japanese Plus program. The program is called JAPANESE TAMAGO. The word tamago means “egg” in Japanese, but we chose the word for its other meaning – “an expert in the making.”
The Japanese Tamago program focuses on Japanese language instruction, with some exposure to Japanese culture and many interesting people who have careers and personal lives connected to Japan. The program will meet online once a week for two hours, and run from mid-October through May. The program is free. Up to 30 students will be accepted, to allow for significant interaction and practice speaking. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a DCPS or DC charter high school. Globalize DC always seeks a diversity of participants, representing different schools, neighborhoods, and identities.
This program has been made possible through a major grant from the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles. We are extremely grateful for their support during this difficult year.