Welcome to the wikispace of the Maloney Interdistrict Magnet School PreK-5 Japanese Language and Culture Program! Use this site to see the most updated information about what students are learning in classes right now! World language teachers , please visit the page just for you as well. For detailed information about our curriculum, philosophy, teachers, and general learning links, please go here. For a quick look at Frequently Asked Questions about our program, view this document: About the JLC Program.pdf. To email the Japanese teachers, write to kyamashita@waterbury.k12.ct.us

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You will be able to see students' work and to get information about the program, language learning, and events!

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Please be sure to sit with your child while they use this site. We do everything possible to screen websites and protect students as they use these materials, but parental supervision is always necessary with internet use. Arigato!

T-Shirts On Sale!
We still have following sizes. If you are interested in the T-shirts, please contact Kazumi-Sensei!


Size Youth S, M, L, Adult S and M
*The profits will be used for the expenses of Japanese activities, such as exchanging with Jimokuji Nishi Elementary School in Japan and Japanese events.

Beautiful Japanese Season

November Haiku

November Haiku

kuroki made ni
murasaki hukashi
budou kana

Almost black
Deepening purple
ripe grapes

Japan Trip for Summer 2017!

We are planning a trip to Japan in Summer 2017. If you are interested, please contact Kazumi-Sensei for updates!



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Maloney Japanese Program Featured in National Education Magazine!!!
Edutopia magazine talked about the Maloney Japanese Language and Culture Program in their article about "Global Language Education: Learning the Lingo." Check it out online at http://www.edutopia.org/global-language-education-schools-online. Scroll down to "Little Japan."