Category Archives: Conversation Club

The JCC is proud to sponsor the Japanese Conversation Club. The Conversation Club is an after school activity that meets once a week from 3:45pm to 4:35pm. At the Conversation Club students will learn Japanese or practice the Japanese that they have been learning. Students will be exposed to new and interesting things about the Japanese culture, including songs, games, toys, anime, etc.
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Conversation Club Fall Session Ends on a High Note

The fall session of the Japanese Conversation Club ended on a high note with some students performing at the Japan Carefund Fall Bazaar on November 20, 2016.

Conversation Club will start its winter session in January. The winter session will meet after school on Tuesday, but the location will likely change.  Keep an eye out for the sign up sheet!

In January we will start training interested kids to compete in the Junior Japan Bowl.  Japan Bowl is a national Japanese language competition that is held at the high school level every year.  I have been working with the Japan-America Society to sponsor a Japan Bowl competition between GFES and Fox Mill ES.  Junior Japan Bowl will be held at the Fox Mill Matsuri (Festival) in May 2017.  Training should be a lot of fun, and the winning school gets to take home a trophy!

Japan Care Fund Bazaar

The Japanese Conversation Club has been invited to sing Japanese songs at the annual Japan Care Fund Bazaar, which will take place on Sunday, November 20th at the American Legion Fairfax Post (3939 Oak St. Fairfax, VA  22030).  GFES students will be singing from 12:00-12:15pm.  Japanese goodies, including food and fresh vegetables from Suzuki Farm, will be sold.

For more information and to sign up your child to perform, please visit out sign up sheet HERE.

Songs (music and lyrics) we are learning and will be performing can be found HERE.