Language club kicks off in July at Parchment Community Library
The Soga Japan Center is offering a Japanese Language Club at Parchment Community Library that will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on four Wednesdays in July (3, 10, 17, 24). Instruction will be provided by Michiko Yoshimoto, outreach coordinator for the center. Membership is free and the club is open to ages 12 and up. No experience necessary. For more information, write: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Japanese conversation table at WMU
Five free opportunities to practice Japanese language skills in a conversational setting are being offered by the Soga Japan Center from 4 to 5 p.m. on the following Fridays: May 24 and 31 and June 7, 14, and 21. The meetings are open to the public and will be held in WMU’s Bernhard Center Cafeteria, located on the main floor. Sessions will be led by Michiko Yoshimoto, Soga Center outreach coordinator. To register, send Yoshimoto an email that includes your full name and current level of proficiency: email@example.com. For more information, call (269) 387-5874. Activity flier.
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis for Western Michigan University's Summer Translation Program. The four-week program is for those learning Arabic, Japanese or Spanish who want to improve their translation skills while working on their language proficiency. Spanish is a new offering this year.
A free workshop on the ancient art form of Chinese paper cutting will be hosted by the Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, in Brown Hall Room 2037. The workshop includes a brief presentation about the history of paper cutting and a hands-on opportunity to create a window decoration. The workshop is open to the public free of charge; registration is required. To register, call (269) 387-3784 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and the number of people planning to attend.