Dora J. Wagener
Welcome to the Mesquite High School Japanese Program. Here at Mesquite High School, students have the opportunity to take 4 years of Japanese with the last 2 years available for honors and dual enrollment (for 20 college credits by the end of 4th year!!). As students progress through the levels of Japanese, they will be required to memorize vocabulary, learn and apply grammatical concepts, and understand and synthesize cultural norms within the context of each unit. Students will demonstrate their abilities to read, write, understand and speak Japanese in each unit through performance projects and assessments. It will be a challenge but it will also be fun!
今日は！My name is Dora Wagener but most students call me,"Sensei." I have been teaching Japanese for 18 years and teaching overall for 20 years. I have been using Japanese to communicate my entire life as I am half Japanese, and I have a very persistent Japanese mother. I have spent most of the summers of my life going back to Japan to visit family and friends. The Japanese language is near and dear to my heart, and my hope is: students will enjoy learning Japanese as much as I enjoy teaching it. I look forward to working with you this year. Please contact me via email if you have any questions or concerns.