Author Archives: mikanakazawa

About mikanakazawa

Journalism student at University of Oregon, who speaks native Japanese.

Why Do You Teach at Downtown Languages?

Read more…

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Interview with Paulina Mross

Mika Nakazawa: When did you start working here at Downtown Language? Paulina Mross: I started working here since August of 2010, but I am an official director since May 2011. First, I was doing a reach, like getting in touch … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

To be a citizen is not about English; it is about the United States

Downtown Language helps anyone who wants to be part of America. by Mika Nakazawa When you walk the streets, you can find Spanish signs (“Peligro, Area De Construccion”). When you get on the EMX bus, you can hear which side … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Who want to have a night class on Thanksgiving Eve?

For Nancy Meyer, being a teacher at Downtown Language is what makes her smile. By Mika Nakazawa 6:00 p.m. The lounge is very quiet without any students. Willamette Street is empty compared to the usual night. It is end of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Enterprise Story Update #3

I have additionally interviewed two teachers, two students and a receptionist from Downtown Language on Wednesday night. They offered two English classes that night and I could take a lot of photographs and movies for my multimedia piece. People at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Enterprise Story Update #2

I interviewed Paulina Mross, a director of Downtown Languages, on Friday. She told me about the basic information about the organization. I was surprised to find out that there were many students from different backgrounds, not only from Spanish speaking … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Enterprise Story Update#1

When we walk the streets, we can find a lot of non-English signs (“Peligro, Area De Construccion”). When we get on a bus, we can hear which side of the doors you get off in Spanish (“Se abrea a la … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Korea was my first home, but Eugene is my real home.

As a college senior and restaurant manager, Lee is enjoying his life in his favorite place with his favorite people. By Mika Nakazawa 7 p.m. Katy Perry’s vocal comes out from the speaker. A huge Samsung TV broadcasts the news … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Mika Nakazawa, Midterm Part IV

Homelessness, Next to the City Renovation The existence of homeless people is a serious issue for the residents but not the only cause of the reducing number of people visiting downtown Eugene. by Mika Nakazawa In a nice warm Halloween … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Why’s this so good? — Pet Stories

1. Airline finds missing Jack the Cat at JFK Airport — finally By Mary Forgione The story of a missing cat at the busiest airport in the United States on LA Times shows not only the popularity of cute pet … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment