2014 Awards

Some Good News

This year the ER@TU (extensive reading at Tohoku University) program was recognized by the university: we were given two prizes for education.

In January we received a prize for Excellence in General Education.

General Education Prize
Receiving the award

Last week at the graduation ceremony we received the President’s Prize for Excellence in Education.

Before the ceremony
 Before the ceremony

 The stage
The stage

Presidents Prize
Receiving the award

The certificate

It was actually a bit nerve-wracking to be up on stage in front of so many people (I think there were over 5,000 in the audience).

However, I was really pleased that the program has been noticed by the university. Many people have worked hard to make it a success (none more than my partner in crime Daniel Eichhorst!), and it is a tribute to the efforts of teachers, the kyomuka, the library, and administrators, not to mention the thousands of students who have passed through our ER classes. I hope this will make it easier to continue developing and improving the program.

Congratulations and I’m sure the programme can continue to grow. It was great hearing about it on Saturday. Thanks for coming all the way to Akita!

Hi Martin

It was absolutely my pleasure! Great to meet you in person 🙂


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