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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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くまもと県民交流館パレアでの留学新聞展示

くまもと県民交流館パレアでの留学新聞展示

大学ホームページでも案内があるように、パレアロビーで主にキャリア・イングリッシュ専攻の学生が作成した「異文化圏体験学修」の留学新聞が展示されています。お時間がある方、ぜひお越しいただきご覧ください。以下大学ホームページの引用です。

6月7日(火)から6月21日(火)までくまもと県民交流館パレアのロビーに本学のブースを
出展しています。各学科・専攻・コースに関する資料や学生たちが授業で制作した作品等を展示
しておりますので、お近くまでお越しの方は是非、本学ブースにお立ち寄りください。

展示時期:6月7日(火)~21日(火)
展示場所:くまもと県民交流館パレア10F
(熊本市中央区手取本町8-9)
展示内容:本学に関する資料や作品等

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学生の活動

学生の活動

4月は大変な月でしたが、学生たちはボランティア活動の合間に色々なことにチャレンジしました。
子供たちに読み聞かせをしたり、アメリカでの思い出をオリジナルの絵本にしたり、海外に出かけたり…とてもアクティブです。

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We will do our best so that everything  will get back to normal as soon as possible.

We will do our best so that everything will get back to normal as soon as possible.

4月14・15日の熊本地震で、九州ルーテル学院大学のキャンパスにも大きな被害が出ました。しかし、5月13日から授業も再開し、以前のような活気のある学生生活が戻りつつあります。We will do our best so that everything will get back to normal as soon as possible.

 

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フレッシュマンキャンプが行われました

フレッシュマンキャンプが行われました

入学したばかりで、友人も少なく不安な中での新入生歓迎会が行われました。外国人の先生によるアイスブレークでいつのまにか、コミュニケーションができるようになりました。

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「ELC教室」のパソコンとプロジェクターが更新されました

「ELC教室」のパソコンとプロジェクターが更新されました

キャリア・イングリッシュが使用する教室は、コミュニケーションに活用する「ECC」と、ITCを活用する「ELC」があります。このたび契約更新を機にELC教室のパソコンとプロジェクターが最新機種に変更されました。学生諸君のさらなる活用が期待できそうです。

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「キャリア・イングリッシュ専攻の卒業研究発表会」が行われました。

「キャリア・イングリッシュ専攻の卒業研究発表会」が行われました。

キャリア・イングリッシュ専攻の卒業研究発表会が2月3日に2つの会場に分かれて総数50名による発表が行われました。第1会場4301教室(百武、砂川、濱田研究室)では25テーマが、第2会場1404教室(島内、ベンケ、椛、松本研究室)では23テーマの立派な発表が行われました。皆様ご苦労様でした。

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卒業論文を完成、少人数制を生かしたきめ細かな指導

卒業論文を完成、少人数制を生かしたきめ細かな指導

年明けの2016年1月8日、九州ルーテル学院大学人文学科では卒業論文提出が締め切られました。学生全員が卒業論文を作成するというのは、県内の文系大学ではユニークな制度になっています。人文学科キャリア・イングリッシュ専攻では、50名の学生がこの1年間、調査・研究に取り組んできた成果を論文に仕上げて提出しました。テーマは、グローバルな視点から現代的なテーマを取り上げた研究、英米文学や英語の歴史・用法を扱った研究、そして異文化コミュニケーションや日米文化比較から、国内外のさまざまな企業・ビジネスやIT(情報通信技術)に関わる研究まで、九州ルーテル学院大学のキャリア・イングリッシュ専攻ならではの多岐にわたります。卒業論文は、大学4年間の大切な”作品”です。九州ルーテル学院大学では少人数制の利点を生かして、学生の創意を重視したきめ細かなゼミ指導を行っています。この卒業論文の発表会では、一人一人が10分の持ち時間でパワーポイントを使ってプレゼンテーションを行います。キャリア・イングリッシュ専攻では2月3日、4年次生、3年次生全員が出席して行われます。

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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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Study Abroad in the UK (2)

Study Abroad in the UK (2)

The follwing is Shiho Yoshida’s report.

 

I’m Shiho Yoshida and I’ve received a Murasaki sports scholarship.  I’ve been in the UK for 3 months studying English and I’ve been having a lot of fun and valuable experiences.  Today, I’d like to talk about my life in England which is made up of my college life, my host family with my flatmate, and my holiday.

I’m studying English on an ESOL course.  There are three Japanese students and seven Korean students in the class.  It is quite a small class, so I can ask my questions easily and I’m learning English steadily.  What’s more, I have lots of opportunities to speak, read, listen and write during the classes.  I learn grammar, pronunciation, and about English culture as well.  I have progress tests almost every week.  Taking these tests makes me clear about what it is I don’t understand, and so they are very helpful to me.  Moreover, I have lots of opportunities to have conversations with my classmates.  As you know speaking in English is hard, but I enjoy talking with them and it is very good for me to learn and understand new words and phrases.

My host family and flatmate are very kind.  My host mother is from India and my flatmate is from Korea, so I can learn some of the cultural differences between the UK, Korea, India, and Japan.  I like spending time with them.  It is a very important time when we have conversations while we are having dinner together.  When I speak in English to them, I struggle with expressing my thoughts.  Nevertheless, I enjoy having conversations with them.

I’ve been to Manchester, London, and Bath.  I watched a football game in Manchester, and I saw the beautiful view at night in London, especially of Big Ben.  However, the most impressive thing for me was that I visited the Jane Austen Centre in Bath.  This was one of my goals during my stay in the UK.  I’ve had an interest in Jane Austen since I learned about her during English literature classes in Japan.  I was also very attracted to the historical period when she was alive.  I learned about her family, her life, and how she wrote her novels whilst in central Bath.  I could experience the time when she lived.  It was very precious for me to learn about her.

As you can see, I’m having lots of fun in the UK.  I have only one more month to stay in England and, to be honest, I don’t want to go back to Japan yet.  I’m looking forward to spending my time in the UK meaningfully until the end of the program.

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Study Abroad in the UK (1)

Study Abroad in the UK (1)

Two students of Career English Major received Murasaki Sport Scholarship, and now study abroad at Burton and South Derbyshire College, in the UK. Fuyuko Ide wrote about her experience in the UK

I’m Fuyuko Ide. I’m a junior and now I’m in the U.K. to study English. I received a Murasaki Sport Scholarship and I’ll stay here until next month.

Mostly, I have classes from 9:45 to 15:30. We have a lot of opportunities to speak during class. It’s good for me because speaking is one of my weak points. Our teacher always checks our grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, so I improve my skills. Recently I took an IELTS practice exam. It was really difficult for me, but it confirmed that my English skill has improved when I received that result.

My class isn’t too big, so it’s easy to ask questions and speak. In my class, there are seven Korean and three Japanese, so we learn each other’s culture. This month, we cooked Korean food together. It was really fun.

I live with host parents, a Korean student and a dog. My host family is very kind and funny. We laugh all the time and they love us as real daughters. My host family takes us to a lot of places. In November, British people have “Bonfire Night”. They took us to two bonfire festivals. I saw beautiful fireworks. Moreover, my host sister cooked Christmas dinner for us and we got presents from her family, because we are leaving before Christmas. I love my host family, so I don’t want to leave.

Studying abroad isn’t easy, but now I know my strong points and weak points. I think it’s important to study English. Actually, since I came here I noticed my vocabulary and speaking skill are really poor. So I’ve tried to improve my vocabulary with a word book and by reading books.

I can have a lot of experiences which I can’t have in Japan. I’m deeply grateful for my time studying here.

Thank you.

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