We are pleased to announce that the next JAT eJuku session will be held as indicated below. For general information on eJuku, please visit the webpage What is e-Juku?

Spring 2024 J>E eJuku session

- Language direction: Japanese to English

- Format: online forum discussion and series of videoconferences

- Period: mid-April through May 2024 (see below)

- Fees: None

- Eligibility:

1. JAT membership through to the end of the session (non-members required to join JAT after being selected as eJuku participants)

2. Native or near-native English proficiency (eJuku is a place for polishing already impeccable English)

3. Ideally no more than a couple of years' experience as a professional translator

4. High motivation to learn and pledge to participate actively in the planned videoconferences (ideally all of them) and forum discussions (ideally on a daily basis)

- Tentative schedule:

Start of April: eJuku publicly announced; Call for Applications sent to inquirers

The application deadline is Sunday, April 14, 2024, 11:59 p.m., Japan Standard Time!

Applicants screened; participants selected and notified

Forum set up on Basecamp, session begins

Sat., April 20: Zoom Meeting 1 (social/getting-to-know-you); then Basecamp forum opens
Sat., April 27: Zoom Meeting 2
(Sat., May 4: Zoom Meeting 3 Golden Week)
Sat., May 11: Zoom Meeting 4
Sat., May 18: Zoom Meeting 5 (wrap-up)

*Videoconferences are usually held on Saturday mornings 10:00 to 11:30 JST.

- Application and screening:

If you would like to know more about the upcoming eJuku session or are interested in participating, please write to Richard, the eJuku coordinator posthaste. He will send you the Call for Applications document, which will contain all of the necessary information for you to decide to apply. If there is overwhelming demand, the call may be closed when a reasonable limit to the number of applicants has been reached.

If you know anyone you think might be interested, please send this along to them.

Richard Sadowsky

Spring 2024 J>E eJuku Coordinator