Champlain College motivates language learning through Japanese Movie Nights. On March 1, students from Kokugakuin University in Japan were invited to Champlain to meet with students in the Japanese Language courses. Students in Japanese II gave presentations to these students from Japan, and were able to apply what they had been learning in a real interaction instead of only a classroom setting.
The Kokugakuin University students were also invited to a movie night with Champlain students. They watched A Silent Voice and were treated to an abundance of sushi. More than thirty Champlain students attended the event, and many were grateful for a chance to speak Japanese with the students from Tokyo who shared common interests.
The event was hosted by the CCM Japanese Program, and professors Sinyoung Evans and Michiko Oishi helped coordinate the event. Evans reported that “the students from Tokyo had a great time visiting Champlain College” and Oishi called the event a “wonderful opportunity.” Students were grateful for the opportunity.