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Kim Kyung Ran

On 24 May, when Kim Kyung Ran came to visit Sato-sensei, she dropped in to the Center to say hello. She was a Korean student who came to study at the CJS in the 2003 Spring Semester during her period of study abroad at Arizona State University. Now she works at a famous Korean corporation called CJO Shopping, a company similar to Japan's Ajinomoto. When she was at the CJS she found studying Japanese really tough, but upon returning to the United States, she said that she was really pleased that her Japanese ability had improved so much that at her part-time job she was sometimes even mistaken as being Japanese. She mentioned that she often recommends the CJS program to her juniors. Kim Kyung Ran still keeps in touch with her student friends from the CJS, so it is quite possible that they will all meet up again. We look forward to hearing more about Kim Kyung Ran as she progresses in her career.

5月24日、金景蘭 (KimKyung Ran) さんが、佐藤先生を訪問された際に、センターを訪ねてくれました。2003年春学期に当時在学中だったアリゾナ州立大学からCJSに留学していた韓国人の学生です。現在は、韓国の有名企業であるCJ O Shopping (日本の「味の素」のような会社)にお勤めだそうです。CJS時代は日本語の勉強が大変だったけれど、アメリカに帰国後、アルバイト先で日本人に間違えられるほど日本語が伸びていることがわかり、とても嬉しかったとCJSは後輩にも「おすすめ」のプログラムだと言ってくれました。確かに今でも大変流暢な日本語です。当時の学生とも連絡をとっているそうですから、また皆と一緒の再会も夢ではありません。今後の活躍を期待したいです。