Japanese delegation visits State School Full-Time Bilingual Djalma Batista

The teaching staff is in Brazil due to a training in which they perform an exchange of experience.
29/07/2016 15h40 - Updated 29/07/2016 15h40
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This Friday, day 29 July, Full-Time State School Bilingual Djalma Batista da Cunha, located on Avenida General Rodrigo Otavio, 1.600, I Crowned neighborhood, in front of the Federal University of Amazonas (I trust), in the east of Manaus, He received the visit of a delegation of Japanese teachers who came through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Japan International Cooperation Agency – Jica).

The delegation consists of 14 people, and 10 teachers, 3 JICA officials in Brasilia and an interpreter. The 10 teachers who came from Japan are the provinces of Kanagawa and Yamanashi. In addition to the teaching staff, Vice Consul Yoshinari Oda was also present during the visit to accompany the Japanese teachers.

The teaching staff is in Brazil due to a training in which they perform an exchange of experience, knowing the reality of other places, taking the information and experiences training for schools that teach and work it with their students.

Schedules started at 9 am, with the arrival of teacher entourage at school. The reception of the teachers was made by a group of students, who interpreted Japan's national anthem. In sequence, the activities were marked by a moment of interaction with students, besides cultural performances. The teachers had some songs in Japanese for children, providing fun and a moment of interaction with students.

The team visited the school also accompanied math and science classes (taught in Japanese) and a class of Japanese language, in which the teacher teaches the language literacy.

According to the school manager, Orlando Moura, programs like this are always very important to publicize the work of the educational institution. "It's always a privilege to disclose the work in this institution, which already stands out for being the first bilingual public school in Japanese in Brazil. Our goal is to make students not only learn the Japanese language, but also to take ownership of Japanese culture and principles ", said Professor.

Also according to the manager, the visit conducted by JICA is the result of another visit by Japan's ambassador in Brazil, Kunio Umeda, and the chief representative of JICA, Ryuichi Nasu, in the month of March 2016.

The representative of JICA, Asuka Sakai, He said he realized the need for the teaching of Japanese language in the Amazon because there are many Japanese companies on site.

"I think this is good incentive for these students, because I am seeing is a need here in town, because the place has many Japanese companies in the Industrial Pole. Children already have this facility to learn languages, then they can work with any language also, but the Japanese was chosen precisely because of the reality and necessity of the state of Amazonas ", said.

The representative also said that the initiative to deploy a bilingual school in Japanese language can bring many benefits for students.

"As we have enough Japanese living here, I believe that this incentive will bring many good results not only for children to learn the Japanese language, tradition, costume, but also the Japanese legends, culture. They will become more open to other cultures and will find it easier to learn other languages ​​as well ", reported.

The student of the 6th grade of elementary school, Christian Rafael Lima, 11 years, He said the visit of the Japanese teachers motivates more to learn the language.

"I feel motivated to witness such visits, because I feel more comfortable in learning Japanese because in addition to learning a new language, we, students can influence our parents to study Japanese, and we can learn new languages, speaking phrases, perform self presentation and perfect too ", said.

Japan International Cooperation Agency
The JICA is the agency of the Japanese government responsible for implementing the Official Development Assistance (Room), supporting growth and socio-economic stability of developing countries in order to contribute to the peace and development of international society. With a network of offices that spans almost 100 countries, JICA provides assistance to more than 150 all world countries.

The JICA advocates a dynamic vision of development and inclusive. For this, JICA has four missions, that are: challenges that accompany globalization as climate change and issues related to this topic; poverty reduction and equitable growth; improving governance, as policies and developing country government systems; and guarantees of human security.

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