2018.11.27 Tuesday:ゼロから、トラベルプラクティス、パターンプラクティス

15:00-15:50 3 Students
16:00-16:50 3 Students
18:00-18:50 2 Students
19:00-19:50 4 Students
20:00-20:50 5 Students

-トラベル (14:00-,19:00)
クリスマスシーズンに、ギフトを送りたい!そんな時使える英語のフレーズを練習しました!

まず、小包は英語で? Package/Parcel/Box…などなど言い方は複数ありますが、←こんな感じが使えますね。

そして、書いたことありますかね?関税に関わる申告書みたいな小さい紙?

Customs declaration form ですね。これが必要かどうか、EMSなんかでは、EMSの用紙(label) にそのまま書けたりしますが、小型包装物?見たいな場合はどうするのか。。。

Do I need to attach/write/fill in(out)  a customs declaration form? 申告書いりますか?

と、聞いてみましょうね!

-パタプラ(15:00-,20:00-)
今日のフレーズは・・・

There is nothing like 〇〇(名詞/動名詞)=〇〇に及ぶものはない!

There is nothing like a cold beer after a hot bath. 風呂上りには、冷たいビールでしょ!(的な雰囲気かな?)

There is nothing like spending a weekend with my loved one. 愛する人と過ごす週末は格別。(的な感じでしょうか。w)

などで使えます!

-ゼロから

今日は、Why の回でした。

Why are you here? なぜここにいるのですか?

-because I want to study English! なんでって、英語勉強したいからやん!

Why do you study English? なんで英語勉強したいの?

because…. みなさんの英語を勉強したい理由など共有させて頂きました!

 

広告

2018. 11.29 Thursday:ゼロから、F2

13:00-13:50 0 Student
14:00-14:50 3 Students
15:00-15:50 3 Students

―F2
We talked about “Fashion” today.

What is fashion for you? (深いですね・・w)

How do you choose your cloths?

And next time, when we could have a fashion topic talk, we can do “Fashion advise” each other in English!

We also talked about “World Expo in Osaka in 2025”

What do you expect for our second time world expo in Osaka?

It was so so much fun to talk with everyone today!!

Thank you very much and see you soon!

 

 

11/27/2018 8 participants

Really Yellow Ruler X3, 早いで

In today’s talk, we initially focused on pronunciation.  Many people are intimidated by creating sounds which native English speakers consider correct, or easy to understand.  This is a skill which can be reproduced with practice and can be honed relatively quickly compared to the acquisition of vocabulary or the application of grammar.  In the first segment, our group focused on R-words and L-words to create games which can hone pronunciation of difficult words.  We used words which are difficult for native Japanese speakers, but there are many others.  I will include a link below for practice.

These methods are used by actors to improve their speech, and there is no reason we cannot use the same methods to help our pronunciation as well.

In the later segments, we read a couple of news articles and reverse translated them, which I then summarized on the board so that our group could gain insight into concisely communicating key components of current events.  This skill is critical, as it reflects our everyday need to synthesize and present information to others.

 

2018.11.20 Tuesday:ゼロから、トラベルプラクティス、パターンプラクティス

15:00-15:50 6 Students
16:00-16:50 2 Students
18:00-18:50 2 Students
19:00-19:50 3 Students
20:00-20:50 3 Students

-トラベル (14:00-,19:00)
洋服屋さんで、違う柄や色、素材が欲しいとき、言えますか?っということで、そのフレーズをKeyフレーズにして会話のロールプレイを行いました!

Do you have this in another (柄、色、サイズなどなど)?

柄=Pattern
色=御存知、Color
サイズ=Size (Medium size? Large size? Small size? などが入りますよ。)

-パタプラ(15:00-,20:00-)
今日のフレーズ in order to ~ =(目的)のために、です。

We study English in order to communicate you! あなたとコミュニケ―ンを取るために、私たちは英語を勉強しています!(世界の皆さん、聞こえますかー?!私たちはいつもこうお思っていますよ!www)

-ゼロから

今日は、Who の回でした。

ちなみに、今日、Who is your favorite artist? で生徒さんの好きなアーティストが聞けて楽しかったです♪

11/20/2018

Today was another great session with an energetic group of participants.  We started with general discussions and updates to catch up with recent events everyone experienced.  We then discussed a new method which we experimented with using a news app to learn how to better communicate information.  The name of the app is:

http://www.tangoristo.com/

Using this app, each member of our 6 person group read a line which was in Japanese to themselves, then made their best attempt to explain the meaning to me in English.  The next step was for me to find the most efficient and effective way to communicate this information into American English and write the sentence on the board.  This allowed the members compare their collective explanation to my version of the information.  This process is useful because it allowed the entire group to understand the difference between the way they are communicating their ideas, and the way I, as a native English speaker, perceive that information.

Everyone in the group seemed to find the exercise useful and interesting.  We had a trial student, and she appeared to enjoy the exchange and found the method useful.  After this session, we spent time to discuss more about the news article on Carlos Ghosn and other current events.  I truly enjoyed the exchange and I look forward to our next session.

2018.11.15 Thursday:G1単語編、G1テキスト編

19:00-19:50 3 students

20:00-20:50 2 students

Unfortunately it was my last day in Velco today 😦

最後のlesson は・・・単語編

顔の絵を見てもらって単語を答えてもらいました!

目・耳・あご・鼻・口・しわ・ほくろなどなど:)

テキスト編

For, during, while の違いについて

どれも期間・~の間という意味になりますが、微妙な違いがあります。

For:前置詞→For 2 weeks, For a year, For ages, For a while(期間)

During:前置詞→During summer holiday, During the meeting

Duringの後は、名詞がきます。

While:接続詞→While i was reading, While he is talking

While の後はS+Vです。

Thank you so much for everybody who joined my lesson ! I had awesome time 🙂

See you somewhere 🙂

2018. 11.15 Thursday:ゼロから、F2

13:00-13:50 0 Student
14:00-14:50 2 Students
15:00-15:50 3 Students

―F2
今日、質問のあった表現

気持ち悪い とか、変な人、とかどう表現するんでしょうか。
ということで、

いろんな単語を挙げてみました。

Weirdo/Strange/Odd/Creepy…. などなど いろんな単語がありますので、どう表現したいかによって使い分けて下さいね。

後半は、Social Welfare 社会福祉や、Welfare System 制度についてなど話したりしました!

Thank you very much for your coming today!

I had so much fun to talk with you!!

2018.11.13 Tuesday:ゼロから、トラベルプラクティス、パターンプラクティス

15:00-15:50 4 Students
16:00-16:50 4 Students
18:00-18:50 2 Students
19:00-19:50 7 Students
20:00-20:50 7 Students

-トラベル (14:00-,19:00)
we practiced some phrases when you are looking for a pair of shoes in your size.

今日のピックアップフレーズ
I am looking for a pair of shoes in my size. (自分のサイズの靴を探しているのですが)

-What size are you looking for?

I am a 6. (私はサイズ6です。)

 

-パタプラ(15:00-,20:00-)
今日のフレーズ
I’m in the middle of (名詞/動名詞)~の真っ最中

名詞を入れるのであれば、こんな感じで使えます。
I’m in the middle of a lesson. レッスンの真っ最中です。
I’m in the middle of a training course. 講習コースの真っ最中です。

動名詞を入れるのであれば・・・。
I’m in the middle of having a meeting.

 

-ゼロから

今日は、Where の回でした。

Where  + 疑問文 で 文章完成!

be動詞と一般動詞がこんがらがってしまう場合は、状態動詞を除き、一般動詞には動きが伴う、っと考えてみては?!っというTipをお話ししました。

 

 

 

2018, Tuesday 13th

Trial Student: Hironori Kawamoto (Hiro performed our course quite well.  He participated in a new MRE [Main idea, Reason, Example].  Though he is not certain he can keep up with the speed of the other students, I am confident he can do quite well in the course.

Today I had the great fortune of meeting several returning students.  We started the class with something new.  I created an idea supporting format based on previous classes.  First, I had the students self evaluate their proficiency gave them 90 seconds to read a passage.  After the reading time, I had the students turn the paper over and give their best description of what they understood about the passage.  Though most students did not know many of the details, they were able to get the main points of the passage quite effectively.  To prove they could perform well, I gave them some questions based on the passage without allowing them to read it over again.  Although, many of the questions required review of the passage, many of the students did quite well with the answers.  After, I revealed that this was a sample TOEFL reading comprehension passage.  We then evaluated the questions which proved that understanding all of the details of the passage were not required in order to correctly and efficiently answer all of the questions.  The students were also relieved to learn that the normal format of the test allocates 20 minutes and permits the test taker to review the passage as frequently as they wish.

The second half of the course was a discussion of current events.  I truly enjoyed the session and look forward to meeting the students again.

2018.10.18 Thursday:G1単語編、G1テキスト編

19:00-19:50 2 students

20:00-20:50 2 students

G1単語編

今回は結婚式の絵を元に単語を出していただきました。

bride(bridemaid), groom(groomsman), wedding ceremony, wedding reception, wedding party etc…  またhug, hold, embrace, cuddle, snuggleの違いについても説明しました!

G2テキスト編

助動詞(may, might)に関してやりましたね☆

may =30%の可能性  might=50%の可能性  この2つの使い方に関して特に大きな違いはありません。

また、許可としての使い方もあります。

May i borrow your phone ? このMay i ~の使い方はフォーマルな言い方で

あなたの電話をお借りしてもよいですか?

Can i borrow your phone ? このCan i ~の使い方はカジュアルな言い方で

あなたの電話を借りても借りてもいい?

okay,,,,, see you next week !