JeenieTM is a mobile app that connects travelers on demand via video/audio with LIVE linguists who can help them with language and cultural issues (think “Uber” for languages). Linguists can sign up at absolutely no cost and then decide how much, how often and where they would like to work. It all takes place in cashless transactions, worldwide, 24/7, via smartphone. More information is at Jeenie.com

There are significant opportunities for bilingual Japanese speakers to earn extra income right now, and JET alumni may be good candidates for providing services on the platform. You can work on your own schedule from home (or almost anywhere) and get paid for your valuable language skills. Jeenie would be delighted to welcome JET alumni to their community of Language Jeenies! To apply, a PDF flier is available for download here

 

Do you miss the classroom? Are you interested in sharing your Japan experience at a school? In mid-November, schools across the nation will be participating in the Great American Teach-in, where professionals and parents can visit and teach students about a topic of their choosing.

If this interests you, a clever and kid-friendly powerpoint presentation about Japan is available for you to use. Email Dolly at webmaster@floridajetaa.org and we can send it your way. 

 

This is one of the largest Japan festivals in Florida. This is the 18th annual.
Admission is FREE!
When:  Sun. 11/4, 11am-5pm
Where: Kissimmee Lakefront Park – 69 Lakeshore Blvd. Kissimmee, FL 34741

On stage performances:

  • Koto
  • Iai
  • Judo
  • Taiko drumming

Also featuring special guest performer Mr. Yasunori Kimatawe, who is a live Shodo artist. Shodo (or Shuji) is a Japanese form of calligraphy. Mr. Kimata will paint live, using various brush strokes and movements.

Join the festival for the authentic Japanese food, performances, and experience Japan right in Orlando!

For more information, please visit the Japan Association of Orlando website.


Volunteers Needed!

Florida JETAA will have a presence at the Orlando Japan Festival by manning a booth. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Share information and your own personal experience about the JET Program with youth and parents at the festival
  • Make new connections in the Japanese community of Central Florida
  • Reconnect with other JET alumni
  • Enjoy the festival!

Assistance that will be needed:

  • Tent setup at 10 am
  • Tent breakdown at 5 pm
  • Encourage visitors to participate in our games and photo booth for donations
  • Collect donations for Florida JETAA and other causes

These shifts are available. (Feel free to stick around as long as you’d like. )

  • 10 am – noon (set up and beginning of festival)
  • noon – 2 pm
  • 2 pm – 4 pm
  • 4 pm – 6 pm (end of festival and breakdown)

Please contact Hartley at newsletter@floridajetaa.org or Dolly at webmaster@floridajetaa.org, if you would like to volunteer. Thank you for your support!