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The Power Of The Second Language

Jan 11, 2016

Recorded on: January 8, 2016

Air Date: January 11, 2016

The Power of the Second Language

Guest Speakers:
Darby Gionnone, Founder of School District 4J's Yujin Gakuen
Robin Chappell, Charlemagne French Immersion School
Joel Lavin, Eugene's Camino del Río/River Road Elementary School
Eric Pakulak, Brain Development Lab at the University of Oregon

Coordinator: Randy Prince

Karen Richards

Here's a quiz. What two languages are taught at North Eugene High School? Spanish is the first. But the second? It's Japanese. The school received a grant today (Tuesday) from the Japanese Consul General.

Nathan Goldberg starts his Japanese 1 class at North Eugene High School. Down the hall, a Japanese 3 class begins. Overall, 120 students at the school are studying the language. Consul General Hiroshi Furusawa says Oregon has a strong Japanese language presence:

Furusawa: "This state, per capita, number two, after Hawaii."