2018.7.29. Sunday: Free-talk and Business

Free-talk

1-3pm 5, 4 students

We talked about various active hobbies, such as wind surfing, wakeboarding or  kiteboarding, and their learning curves.

Business

3-5pm 3 students

For today’s business I brought in a Wikipedia article on the 2018 US China trade war. We discussed the article as we went along reading it together.

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2018.07.15 Free Talk & Business English

13:00~13:50 Free Talk (5 Students)

We discussed the recent heavy rain in Japan and how it affected each student.

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (4 Students)

We read an article about the Thailand cave rescue and how it might be turned into a Hollywood movie in the future.

15:00~15:50 Business English (3 Students)

We read an article on climate change and how it is helping Belgian wine growers.

16:00~16:50 Business English (3 Students)

We read an article on how business culture differs between Brazil and China, then discussed the topic. A very interesting discussion!

 

 

2018.7.8. Sunday: Free-talk and Business

Free-talk, 1-3pm

7 and 10 students

We had a large group today, so we talked about what’s new with everyone. Later we talked about some hard jobs, part-time or full-time, you’ve done before.

Business 3-5pm

4 and 4 students

I had you guys do a mock meeting today… about meetings! In the meeting, you had to determine what characteristics make an efficient and productive meeting, how to improve on the meetings you have at your current company, and make a specific action plan in order to implement the suggested improvements. After I explained our agenda, I handed the ball over to you guys, each of you took turns being the chair of the meeting.

We mainly focused on speaking, particularly organizing your thoughts and expressing them in real-time today. I know you’re not really used to an activity like this but nonetheless you all did very well. Good job and I’ll see you in a couple of weeks!

2018.06.24 Free Talk & Business English

13:00~13:50 Free Talk (3 Students)

We began today with a discussion of the earthquake last week. Some very interesting stories! Fortunately, everyone was safe and sound.

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (5 Students)

We discussed the American health care system and how it compares to Japan.

15:00~15:50 Business English (2 Students)

We read an article on small-town America and how the way of thinking is different from that of big-city dwellers.

16:00~16:50 Business English (3 Students)

We read an article on business entertainment and discussed the different types of entertainment options for business clients in Japan.

2018.06.17 Free Talk & Business English

13:00~13:50 Free Talk (2 Students)

We began with a discussion of the Trump/Kim Summit.

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (2 Students)

We discussed the career and unexpected death of fashion designer Kate Spade.

15:00~15:50 Business English (2 Students)

We read a NY Times article on the Trump/Kim Summit, then discussed the topic.

16:00~16:50 Business English (2 Students)

We reviewed vocabulary and grammar usage for Business English.

2018.06.10 Sunday: Free-talk, Business English

13:00~13:50 Free Talk (3 Students)

We talked about whether anyone had experienced a dangerous situation in Japan. Surprisingly, several students had!

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (3 Students)

We read a short article and discussed travel to Hawaii.

15:00~15:50 Business English (3 Students)

We read an article on the shortage of truck drivers in the USA, and how this problem compares to the current situation in Japan.

16:00~16:50 Business English (3 Students)

We studied business vocabulary and grammar usage and did several exercises.

2018.06.03 Free Talk &Business English

13:00~13:50 Free Talk (2 Students)

We enjoyed some relaxed free talking.

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (3 Students)

We read an article on Horse Therapy and discussed the healing power of animals.

15:00~15:50 Business English (3 Students)

We read an article on the Trump/Kim Summit and discussed the topic.

16:00~16:50 Business English (2 Students)

We read a case study on Kidselebration, an American toy company. Then we discussed their business strategy and its strengths and weaknesses.

2018.05.27 Free Talk & Business English

13:00~13:50 Free Talk (1 Student)

We discussed the volcanic eruption in Hawaii and whether it will continue to get worse.

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (0 Students)

No students joined the second session today.

15:00~15:50 Business English (4 Students)

We read a case study on the Levi Strauss & Co. in the USA.

16:00~16:50 Business English (4 Students)

We discussed the business strategy of Levi Strauss &Co. and then compared it to other clothing makers in Japan and Europe.

2018.05.20 Free Talk & Business English

13:00~1:50 Free Talk (2 Students)

We began with a discussion of Smartphone use by teenagers and the potential dangers for society.

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (3 Students)

We talked about the British Royal Wedding and whether or not Prince Harry and Princess Meghan will have a happy life together.

15:00~15:50 Business English (5 Students)

We read and discussed a case study of Stew Leonard and his business success story in the USA. Students were asked to identify Japanese companies with a similar history.

16:00~16:50 Business English (5 Students)

We read an article on childhood obesity in the UK and whether or not the London ban on advertising for fast food will be effective.

2018.05.13 Free Talk & Business English

13:00~13:50 Free Talk (4 Students)

We began today with a discussion of minor health problems and what can be done to feel better. Some very helpful suggestions from everyone!

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (4 Students)

We discussed Animal Rights and whether there ought to be more protection for the mistreatment of animals. Once again, a lot of interesting opinions were expressed.

15:00~15:50 Business English (1 Student)

We read a case study of an American company trying to decide whether to outsource production to Brazil or Argentina, after weighing the pros and cons of each country.

16:00~16:50 Business English (1 Student)

We read an article on the current economic crisis in Venezuela, and what can possibly be done to help the huge number of refugees fleeing to Brazil and other countries.