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May 16, 2011
Seventeen second year Japan students competed in the Japan Cup April 16 winning several first and second place awards.
The 2011 Japan Cup was held April 16 at the University of Denver. The Japan Cup is an annual state wide language proficiency competition that tests students in categories such as proverbs, grammar, idiomatic expressions, translation as well as competence in the culture, history, and current issues of Japan.
Seventeen CSU second year students divided into six teams competed in this year’s Japan Cup. This accounts for more than half of the students who are enrolled in the LJPN201 class.
The impressive results were brought from the students’ diligent study, their senior students’ dedicated coaching, and the help of senior volunteer teachers and Japanese exchange students. They started study session training in January and met twice a week outside of class for three or more hours. The students were under a lot of pressure to keep the CSU Japanese program tradition of excellence as their senior students had won first and second place at the same competition last year. Their strenuous effort has paid off as teams from CSU took first and second place again at the college level.
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