April 25, 2011
I just returned from Japan (5/15 to 5/30), I was there with a rescue group. We were in Fukushima, Ishinomaki, Sendai and Kesennuma. I knew only a little Japanese before leaving, but felt that I improved on my Japanese tremendously while there. I would like to continue my studies here so that I can become more fluent as I am planning to return to Japan with the rescue group later this year. My hope is to be able to stay long term (1 year or longer). Prior to that, I have been to Japan twice with my mom, who was born in Kobe. We were in Tokyo and Okinawa.
Yes. At Mesa College in the past and currently with The Language School. My mom is from Japan, but she did not teach us Japanese when we were growing up.
1 lunch box and one pencil!
Hajimemashite. Watashiwa wa Sandra McCormack to moshimasu. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu. Watashi no haha wa nihonjin desu demo watashi wa sukoshi nihongo ga wakarimasu.
It is a great way to meet new people and to see how Japanese is spoken in everyday conversation.