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August 13, 2021
by ISB Native Language Programs
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First-Ever Summer Native Language Camp: Two Students Publish Essays in Asahi Shimbun

In summer 2021, ISB’s first-ever summer native language camp was offered virtually: 意見文・小論文のクラス (Japanese Essay Writing Camp) for students in grades 8-9, taught by Kahoru Nakamachi. This intensive, two-week camp provided students with “opportunities to read, analyze, and discuss in order … Continue reading

June 5, 2020
by ISB Native Language Programs
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Five Students Publish Essays in Asahi Shimbun

During the 2019-20 school year, five students in the HS Japanese Native II and MS Native Japanese classes published essays in the Asahi Shimbun, a premier Japanese national newspaper. The students wrote about navigating overseas moves and about their intercultural identities. … Continue reading

May 2, 2020
by ISB Native Language Programs
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Panthers Pounce Reading Challenge: Read in Any Language!

Panthers Pounce is a school-wide May reading challenge where everyone—students, staff, and families—can join the fun in ANY language! To participate, read in any/all of your languages during May and log your reading time here. (Choose the Students or Adults box … Continue reading