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October 20, 2003

Eigo to a Reggae Beat

Last weekend, the Jamaica Observer carried an article on a Japanese high school that is using Jamaican culture, reggae in particular, to teach English. The classes are organized by Garcia Chambers, one of the 36 Jamaicans currently teaching on the JET Program, at the Matsudo Kokusai High School in Chiba Prefecture. He uses such resources as reggae music or clips from movies like Disney's Cool Runnings -- based on the true story of the Jamaican bobsled team to the 1988 Winter Olympics.
Jamaica Observer article

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