2018.12.02 Sunday FT

14:00-15:00 | 0 students

15:00-16:00 | 1 student

Thank you very much for joining today’s FT class. It was great to meet one of our new students and discuss together. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon! Take care.

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2018.11.25 Sunday FT

14:00-15:00 | 3 students

15:00-16:00 | 1 student

Thank you for joining the Shijo FT class. Today’s topics were “night” and “traveling”. I really enjoyed discussing and hearing your opinions (even though we got a little distracted by my poor bike which got towed away 😦 ). One thing we mentioned today that I would like to remind you of is the difference between holiday and day off. A holiday is a special day such as Christmas or Obon, but a day off is just a day of the week that you do not have work. It’s easy to get them confused so I hope it helps! Take care!

2018.11.22 Thursday FT

19:00-20:00 | 5 students

20:00-21:00 | 5 students

Thank you for joining tonight’s Shijo FT class. It was great to see you all and discuss together. Tonight’s topics were “favorites” and “yes”. There were some great points made tonight that I’d like to recap here.

“Can I lend you a hand?/ Do you need a hand?” means you are asking someone if you can help them or if they need some help.

Please let me know if you still had any questions. See you next time!

2018.11.18 Sunday FT

14:00-15:00 | 1 student

15:00-16:00 | 2 students

Thank you for joining the Shijo FT class. Today’s topics were “senses” and “junk food”. As we said in class, there was a famous movie staring Bruce Willis called “The Sixth Sense”. Do you think there is really something called a “sixth sense” or is it just a rumor or myth? Some people believe in intuition or deja vu, and this can sometimes be called a sixth sense. If there were still any questions about the topics or some words you didn’t understand, please feel free to ask at next week’s class. Take care!

2018.11.15 Thursday FT

19:00-20:00 | 4 students

20:00-21:00 | 4 students

Thank you for joining today’s Shijo FT class. Today’s topics were “rubbish” and “success”. One important distinction to make that I think I should note from the class was the use of “to handle” in the example, “Do you think it is harder to handle failure or success?” In this case, to handle doesn’t mean control, but it means to manage or to go through. So if i have to handle success, it doesn’t mean I control my success but it means I go through it, or experience it. It’s a tough distinction to make but it is quite important to understand. Please feel free to ask next week if you are still not clear. See you next week!

2018.11.11 Sunday FT

14:00-15:00 | 3 students

15:00-16:00 | 4 students

Thank you for joining today’s class. Today’s topics were related to “elevators” and “gold”. Hiroki-san asked a great question which I would like to share here. We know that if something is “gold”, it is the material it is made from (ie. a gold bracelet), and if something is “golden”, it is made of gold (ie. The Golden Pavilion), but what is the difference between gold and golden? Basically, when something is gold, it is just a common object, such as a gold ring, but if something is golden, it is a more special and somewhat unique thing, such as a name like The Golden Globes or The Golden Gate Bridge. This was a great question, thanks Hiroki!

2018.11.08 Thursday FT

19:00-20:00 | 4 students

20:00-21:00 | 6 students

Thank you all for joining tonight’s Shijo class. Tonight’s topics were “Piercings” and “Darkness”. Today, we made two important points in each class. The first point is related to “piercings”. Actually, a piercing is a noun, while to pierce something  having something pierced is a verb. Also, related to the “darkness” class, you can say you are in complete darkness, in which darkness is a noun, or you can say, for example, it is completely dark, in which dark is an adjective. Just some tips to keep in mind. See you next time!

2018.11.04 Sunday FT

14:00-15:00 | 2 students

15:00-16:00 | 1 student

Thank you all for joining the Shijo FT class. Today’s topics were “language” and “panic”. It was quite interesting, in our “language” class, that we were talking about the differences between personality, culture and language. These differences show us just how important language is to our society. See you next time!

2018.11.01 Thursday FT

19:00-20:00 | 7 students

20:00-21:00 | 4 students

Thank you for joining tonight’s Shijo FT class. Today’s topics were “heroes” and “no”. Sometimes some of the smallest and most commonly said words do not get noticed in our daily language, such as the words “yes” and “no”. As I mentioned in today’s class, there are some common ways to say no, and some more specific or rare cases when a difference word would be used, such as to decline or to reject. Understanding these differences is important when developing our vocabulary because it is important to express our ideas clearly and avoid misunderstandings. Please let me know if there was anything you still felt was unclear, I would be glad to clarify!

2018.10.28 Sunday FT

14:00-15:00 | 6 students

15:00-16:00 | 5 students

Thank you all for joining today’s class. Today’s topics were “Sounds” and “Amazon”. It was very interesting to hear all your thoughts on the subject, especially Sachiko’s adventurous spirit to be open to going to visit and live in the Amazon for a limited time and Mai’s point about the importance of preserving different species. We often hear and believe that we should preserve the species in the world but we never actually wonder why we have to do this, so your opinions on that were very thoughtful. In the other class, we discussed about different sounds and their affects, and we came across the word “onomatopoeia” such as in Japanese “bara bara” or “fuwa fuwa”, but in English, we also have something similiar to these like Miki mentioned in comics, like”boom” or “zap”, but these are not as commonly used in spoken speech as in Japanese. We discussed a lot today so if you still have any questions you wanted to ask, please feel free to ask them at the next class. Take care!