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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Japanese Love Studying Jamaica Culturea

So you didn't know we have Japanese born and bred a yawd? Where have you been mon? One big school in Japan that knows alot of Jamaican culture is "Matsudo Kokusai High School" located in the Chiba Prefecture, just outside the Japanese capital, Tokyo. Garcia Chambers (the English teacher at the school) also uses Reggae music as a teaching aid in his language classes.

Chambers, who has 14 English Language classes each week, on Wednesday afternoon conducted two sessions using various teaching aids to encourage the Japanese students to participate.

He has used five clips from the Walt Disney movie Cool Runnings ,based on the true story of the Jamaican bobsled team to the 1988 Winter Olympics. The Kids love it.

A native of the western parish of Trelawny in Jamaica, Chambers credited his success to the years he spent in the Jamaican classroom at Alpha Academy in Kingston, where he taught sociology.

He holds a Masters Degree in Politics from the University of the West Indies, Mona.

source: Jamaican Observer

1 comment:

lilypower33 said...

Hello :)

I was wondering or where the school is. can u tell me?