2018.8.29.Wednesday: Free-talk and Business

Free-talk

3-5pm 3,2 students

Today, amongst many things, we talked about whether it’s ok for employers to check social media posts of candidates when screening for employment.

Free-talk

6-8pm 5 students

Today’s conversation topics included: what are the best ways to improve fitness, what did you do for fun when you were a child, what was your high school sports day like?

Business

8-10pm 3,2 students

For today’s business, I had you guys solve a mystery  through a mock-meeting. After the meeting, we discussed the importance of roles such as a chairperson, hypothesizers, criticizers, a person who can organizes information for greater transparency, time keeper, etc.

広告

2018.08.26 Sunday SSB, トラベル, パタプラ, ★BF

11:00-11:50 6 students トラベル
12:00-12:50 4 students パタプラ
13:00-13:50 3 student ⭐BF
14:00-14:50 4 students SSB
15:00-15:50 3 students SSB

どうも!皆様!来て頂いてありがとうございました!\(^^)/

またなかなか暑い日が続いてますね…(^^;
そんな中でも来てくれる皆さんが大好きです😄

★のBFにチャレンジしてくれた人も、普段は英会話BARに来てくれてる人も
「受けないと12回コンプリート出来ない…」と来てくれた人、感謝の気持ちでいっぱいです(笑)

これからも待ってますよ♪
レッスン内容
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
トラベル英会話
パーティー買い出し編

1. He asked me to go shopping for the party.
すぐ人使ってくるから(T_T)

2. He wanted me to buy some beer.
まあ、これは俺が飲むからしゃーないけど(笑)
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
パターンプラクティス
したかった、したくなかった…だけやねん!を

1. I just want to be with you.
あなたといたいだけなんだよ…💮

2. I just don’t want you to be here.
そ、そんなぁー(T_T)
Thanks for coming to my lessons!!

Taka

2018.8.22. Wednesday: Free-talk and Business

Free-talk

3-5pm 1 student

Today, I introduced an American comedy show that I like, which talks about current events and social problems but in a satirical and humorous way. We also discussed how it’s rare to see those kind of comedy programs in Japan that treat political or social issues with humor.

Free-talk

6-8pm 5 students

Today since we had a couple of new students we had fun introducing each other by telling things we know about the other person in class. OurOur introducts of others were full of love and humor lol. So glad to be part of a wonderful group of people 🙂

Business

8-10pm 2 students

Since we had a relatively small group of students for business tonight, I had you practice giving a casual presentation explaining to the rest of us something that you are familiar with. You were completely free to pick whatever topic, rather be related to your work or your hobby or something you read recently, etc. But your talk had to be at least 30 to 35 minutes long.

Throughout the presentation I gave suggestions and advice on how to rephrase certain things for better clarity.

Great job guys, you did very well.

I look forward to seeing you next week!

2018.8.15. Wednesday: Free-talk and Business

Free-talk

3-5pm 2 students

Today we discussed the perceived gender roles in Japan and the States, and how masculinity and femininity are viewed in each culture. It was a very interesting conversation and I’m glad I had the opportunity to hear your opinion on the subject.

Free-talk

6-8pm 1 student

Since we had a one-on-one lesson today I suggested the student to tell me about whatever he knows that he would like to share with me.

Business

8-10pm 2 students

Since we had relatively few students today, we continue with the same theme for business as well: share with me something you know.

 

2018.8.8. Wednesday: Free-talk and Business

Free-talk

3-5pm 1 student

Today we discussed the difference in educational styles between Japan and the United States and how it’s reflective of each country’s culture. We also discussed the influx or outflux of talent through international borders.

Free-talk

6-8pm 5 students

Today we talked about various words and expressions we use to refer to different beverages in the United States. For example, I talked about how the word “juice” refers only to 100% fruit juice in the States and not sugary carbonated beverages with artificial flavoring like it does in Japan.

Business

8-10pm 5 students

Today for business, we did an activity on improvised speech – where you pull from a bag a random topic and talk about it for 1 minute (sticking to the topic with content, of course). The practice is intended to improve your ability to organize your thoughts and express them in English rather than thinking in Japanese first and then converting it into English.

2018.8.1. Wednesday: Free-talk and Business

Free-talk

3-5pm 1 student

today we spend some time talking about world geography, including the size of various lakes around the world and how they compare to the biggest lake in Japan, lake Biwa.

Free-talk

6-8pm 5,7 students

Tonight we each came up with the ultimate two option questions for the rest of the class to answer. For example, which would you choose for a partner?

A: a partner who decides everything on their own without consulting you.

or

B: a partner who cannot decide anything on their own so they must consult with you on every little thing.

Which would you choose?

Business

8-10pm 7,5 students

For the first hour of business, we reviewed ways to express yourself in a polite and professional manner. For the second hour, we practiced summarizing short articles.

2018.7.25. Free-talk and Business

Free-talk 3-5pm, 3 students

Today I introduced the expressing “they have it worse than us.” So we talked about “things we might have bad but others have it worse.”

Free-talk

6-8pm 3, 5 students

For this evenings free talk, I introduced some useful phrases when expressing your opinion to others.

Business

8-10pm 3, 4 students

For business today we discussed the concept of risk. What does it mean to you in your professional versus personal life.

2018.7.18. Wednesday: Free-talk and Business

Free-talk

3-5pm 2 students

Today we talked about various stereotypes people have of other countries.

Free-talk

6-8pm 3, 5 students

Today among many things, we talked about the concept of an analogy and what it means.

Business

8-10pm 7, 5 students

For business, we did a discussion and shared opinions on what sort of questions should prospective employers be allowed ask candidates on job application forms and interviews.

 

2018.7.11.Wednesday: Free-talk and Business

Free-talk

3-5pm 3,3 students

Today we talked about the differences between Japan the the US in how laws are perceived, treated and enforced.

Free-talk

6-8pm 1,5 students

Today we talked about pros and cons. I first explained what it means and how it’s typically used in sentences before we conversed on the topic.

Business

8-10pm 7,7 students

Tonight in business class we practiced summarizing short articles. The main idea here isn’t whether you can read difficult articles or recognize advanced vocabulary, but rather to be able to decide what information in the article is more relevant and compress the article by rephrasing it into your own words.

I noticed in the beginning you guys were founding this somewhat difficult but as you continually practiced you  were got fairly comfortable with it by the end.

Good job and I’ll see you next week

2018.7.4.Wednesday: Free-talk and Business

Free-talk

3-5pm 3 students

Today among many things, we talked about how good your senses are. I also introduced alternative ways to refer to the our main senses such as sight, hearing, tasting, smelling. They were visual, auditory, gustatory, olfactory, respectively. There’s one for touch as well but I rarely hear it used outside of technical contexts.

Free-talk

6-8pm 2, 5 students

As usual, we entertained a myriad of conversation topics this evening, among them were; the capacity (power) of industrial ACs versus their common household counterpart, collecting miles on your frequent flyer membership, and music.

Business

8-10pm 5,2 students

For tonight’s business, I had you guys discuss, meeting-style, what article you would like to read later in class. Once you guys decided on a topic and a specific article, we read it together and practiced summarizing what we read.