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Pre-symposium of America – Japan Society in Kumamoto

Pre-symposium of America – Japan Society in Kumamoto

America – Japan Society in Kumamoto  will hold Pre-symposium for The 11th International Symposium in Kumamoto in November. The Pre-symposium is to be held at 15:00 on June 16th. The Venue isHyakunen Kinenkan on Kumamoto University. Some of the CE Major students will participate in the Pre-symposium and the International Symposium in Kumamoto in November.

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最後の春休み

最後の春休み

春休みを利用して、異文化体験学習で訪れたカリフォルニア州の小学校を再び訪問しました。

みんな覚えてくれていました。4月にはほんものの小学校の先生になります。

 

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Study Abroad in the Philippines  (2)

Study Abroad in the Philippines (2)

The two students of the CE major studied abroad privately in the Philippines to study English. The follwoing is the another article.

My name is Riku Sakai, I major in English. It has been my pleasure communicating with people that are from different countries, this has started after meeting an American exchange student when I was in elementary school. This meeting has caused me to want to study abroad someday. Due to the costs of studying abroad I realized that the Philippines is a good idea to start with, as it is much cheaper compare to other countries such as America, England, Australia and so on. There are also many English speakers in the Philippines and I believed this can improve my English skills, therefore I chose it as my first destination, for my study abroad experience.
The experience of studying in the Philippines has changed many things in my life. The main purpose of my studying abroad was to focus on only English as much as possible. Because of this, I applied for P.I.A Chapis campus. This academy accepts the students who are above level 6 in English speaking, listening, reading and writing. The academy also requires English language qualification of official test in Japan. So, before studying in the Philippines, I had to take the speaking test, which was done through skype between in Japan and the Philippines to enroll the academy. Fortunately, I passed the speaking test and I was very happy when I could finally study abroad in the Philippines for one and half months.
The classes were held from 7am to 10pm and they were mostly one-on-one lessons. This was very convenient for me because if I had a question to the teacher, I could ask anytime. As you know, the way of learning English in Japan is different. The classes consist of many students such as group. However, I enjoyed the one-on-one lessons.
I was able to improve my English skill a lot in a short time. And the teachers had a great ability to teach English and they always had high motivation, kindness, passion and a big goal. They were always willing to help and explain many times until I could understand things more easily. I was proud of myself when I nearly got 90 percent in the listening part of the simulation test. I appreciated the teachers and the people that helped me improved my English. I will never forget them, their life story and their motto.
Even though, there are many one-on-one lessons, there were also optional classes which consisted of a group. Such classes were communication in business English, audio and visual, playing guitar, pronunciation and many others. There was also self-study for 2 or 3 hours which was called monitored self-study. This is because a teacher monitors me while studying. This is helpful because, like the one-on-one classes, I could ask the teachers questions in case I had something difficult.

As I mentioned before the main purpose of my studying abroad was spending as much time as possible learning English every day. I finally could spend more than 10 hours studying. This has made my life efficient and was able to improve English skill rapidly.
In the academy, there was English only policy. I had to speak in only English even when I was talking with other Japanese students. This policy resulted in improvement in my English-speaking skill.
Meeting new people from around the world was fun and unforgettable experience for me. Before this experience, I have never met many people who are really interested in English. We communicated in all English and sometimes we shared our own language. We each had big dreams that’s why we studied together in the same place, and this dream has allowed us to continue moving forward together. They have inspired me since we met. This is not enough writing to explain my experience but I am already writing a lot. “最高” is the best expression to express my feelings. Studying abroad has widen my own perspective. I can now see the world that I have never seen before.
I have a motto in my life.
“A dream, you dream alone is only a dream. A dream, you dream together is a reality”
that was what I wanted to say to you. Try new things, experience new things and make your dreams will become a reality.
Thank you for reading and I wish you the best luck.

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Study Abroad in the Phillippines

Study Abroad in the Phillippines

The two students of the CE major studied abroad privately in the Philippines to study English.The following article is on the wonderful experience.

My name is Kana Kawahara.
I went to study abroad in Baguio city, Philippines for six months.
It was the most memorable experience in my life. Baguio city was comfortable. It was not too hot and not too cold. Also everything was cheaper than Japan. I could concentrate on my study and I enjoyed the weekends. There were less than 20 students in our academy, such as Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese.
That’s why everyone was very close, even the teachers and managers. We were like a family. We often went out together on weekends.
I could meet lots of great people.

There were many things that I couldn’t forget.
On weekdays, I usually studied for more than 8 hours every day. I had six regular classes and vocabulary tests every day. I learned mainly speaking and grammar. I also took a Japanese class every night except for weekends. This class is for only Japanese students. There were two group classes everyday. I could choose whether I wanted to participate or not. Through this experience, I learned a lot, such as the importance of communication, practices and challenges.
I feel that every student should study abroad or go to foreign country before they graduate. It is important for students to leave from Japan and broaden their mind. I will never forget people who I met in Baguio.

Thank you.

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English Camp for elementary school students in Nagomi Town

English Camp for elementary school students in Nagomi Town

English Camp for elementary school students in Nagomi Town was held last Saturday. Due to the approaching typhoon, the camp was not two days but one day event, but the kids enjoyed the various English activities with Prof. Axton and volunteer studnets. In the camp, the kids were divided into three groups according to their grades, and participated in the English activities, such as singing English songs, doing games in English, and listening to picture books in English.

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Advanced Englsih Cooking

Advanced Englsih Cooking

We cooked real  Mexican food in class today!  Mexican corn soup, Shrimp in spicy red sauce, and Sopapillas.  Students cooked using English recipes and communicating in 100% English!  The food was great, we had a fun time, and everyone did their best.  Real English, real communication skills for life!  Come join us in Advanced Communincation!

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小学校における外国語活動用教材を作成しました

小学校における外国語活動用教材を作成しました

本学のキャリア・イングリッシュ専攻の学生の中には、小学校での外国語活動ボランティアに関わる学生がいます。今回は、著作権フリーサイトを活用して「絵カード」(外国語活動用教材)を作成しました。卒業生が勤務する学校で使ったところ、非常に好評だったようです。

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Cross Cultural Event in Kikuyo Town

Cross Cultural Event in Kikuyo Town

KLC students participated in a cross cultural event in Kikuyo Town as volunteer staffs. The theme of the event is “We are citizens of the world -Jamaica.” Elementary school students in Kikuyo learned about Jamaica from Jamaican ALT of Kikuyo in English, and then they cooked and ate Jamaican traditional dishes. KLC students helped them how to cook the dishes, and enjoyed talking in English.

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2nd Open Campus

2nd Open Campus

The second KLC Open Campus was held on August 6th, and more than 300 high school students participated in the event. In addition to the presentations on the Career English Major, participants  also took the trial lessons. Professor Axton gave an interactive lesson on how to make long converstion in English. Particpants enjoyed asking and answering questions in English with each other.

 

 

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Air Line Seminar

Air Line Seminar

One of Kyushu Lutheran College graduates, Kaai Araki, came back to the campus, and talked her experience to the current students.

Ms. Araki graduated the Career English Major of Kyushu Lutheran College in March, 2013, and worked for a campany in Kumamoto.

However, her dream had become a flight attendant, when she was a college student. She kept on working hard to make her primary dream come true.

She finally became a flight attendant of All Nippon Airways, and is woriking as a flight attendant. Ms. Araki passionately talked about her experience as a flight attendant and how important you keep on chasing your dream.

For more information, check  Kyushu Lutheran College brochure for 2017.

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“Pre-College” at KLC

“Pre-College” at KLC

On Saturday, 12/19, seven students in the Career English major made presentations for an event called “Pre-College.”  At this event, high school students who have gained admission to KLC came to campus for a morning of orientation.  At the event, for the Career English major, six freshmen (first-year students) and one sophomore (second-year student) gave presentations in English to help explain some aspects of the college and the major.  Topics included academics, class schedules, club activities, events, the library, and cross-cultural practicums.  One Career English major student, Miss Tanaka, spoke about opportunities to travel to various countries to use English and experience cultural differences.

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Guest speaker’s special session

Guest speaker’s special session

Ms. Sara Brown came to KLC and talked about her cross cultural experience to college students who will participate in the Cross Cultural Practicum next spring. Ms. Brown is a native of New Oreans, Louisiana, the United States of America, and currently teaches English as an assistant language teacher at Kikuchi Senior High School. She advised  students not to judge people in foreign countries according to stereo type  perspectives.  Students posed many questions in English on her cross cutural experience in Japan.

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