2018.07.07 Saturday: FT

16:30-17:30 | 1 student

17:30-18:30 | 1 student

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Summary:

Hey there! Another shout out to a very hardworking and awesome student for coming out for class, despite the lousy weather. The time flew by as we talked about movies and our plans for the future. Since we both enjoy the same genre of movies, we watched a few English movie trailers together and got a little bit scared because we were the only people in the school that night, haha. Really enjoyed this class!

Thank you for coming~!

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2018.07.04 Wednesday: FT

13:00-14:00 | 0

14:00-15:00 | 1

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Summary:

Hey hey! Today was nice and chill, both literally and figuratively. The student and I had a really interesting and funny conversation about the process of introducing your significant other (boyfriend/girlfriend/romantic partner) to your parents for the first time. We both agreed it’s one of the most awkward and uncomfortable experiences in life. We also went through a list of commonly used English acronyms (such as BRB, ETA, DIY).

Thanks for coming to class! 🙂

2018.06.30 Saturday: FT

16:30-17:30 | 3 students

17:30-18:30 | 5 students

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Summary:

Howdy dowdy! Today was the last class of the month. It was quite bittersweet (sad and happy), as I found out that it was the last class for one student, as he had decided to stop studying at VELCO due to his busy work schedule. Everyone felt sad about his departure, but we were thankful that he was able to join us one last time! We all said some encouraging final words to him as well. I hope I was as good a teacher as he was a student. 🙂

Anyway, the class and I shared our experiences during the earthquake last week. The center of an earthquake (on the surface of the ground) is called the epicenter. We also talked about geysers, and making food from scratch (cooking using the base/raw ingredients and not using anything instant). Randomly, we also talked about facial hair, and discussed the different styles and names in regards to it.

Thank you so much for coming to class! I really hope it was a good one, especially for that one student in particular!! 🙂

2018.06.27 Wednesday: FT

13:00-14:00 | 1

14:00-15:00 | 2

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Summary:

Hi there! Today’s class was nice and relaxing. I had a really good chat with the first student of the day, as usual. She’s a very passionate student who loves to learn, not just English, but a huge variety of topics such as Japanese history and European art! I felt like I was the student during that class, since she shared so much interesting knowledge with me. 🙂 In the second hour, we were starstruck by the second student who joined us. He recently had a crazy hair makeover, in preparation for his upcoming trip around Southeast Asia. He really looked like a cool celebrity! Notable words discussed were” nerd, geek ,dork dweeb, latitude and longitude, bad-ass, stand out, mohawk, recession and depression.

Thank you for coming to class and making my afternoon so lovely!

 

2018.06.23 Saturday: FT

16:30-17:30 | 3 students

17:30-18:30 | 3 students

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Summary:

Hoy hoy hoy, today’s class was really fun! One student went on a blind date and shared the details with the class. The date wasn’t that great, but it made for a good story! We talked about terms like ‘brawn’, which basically means physical strength and muscles. Someone who is really muscular and strong would be considered as ‘brawny’. On the other hand, someone who is really smart and intelligent would be considered as ‘brainy’. It’s rare to find someone who is both brawny and brainy. That’s why English sayings like “All brawn, no brain.” exist (referring to a really strong muscular person who is stupid, hehe). We also discussed terms like odd jobs (part-time or temporary work at two or more companies), tutors and tuition, money reimbursement, and tremors (So glad everyone wasn’t harmed during the earthquake!!).

Thank you for coming to class!

2018.06.20 Wednesday: FT

13:00-14:00 | 2

14:00-15:00 | 2

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Summary:

G’day~ In today’s class we talked about the student’s upcoming travel plans. We discussed her itinerary, and also what the word ‘itinerary’ means! We also talked about the possibility of working in another country, but under the same company. Usually only big companies (conglomerate) have multiple branches in other countries. We also had a pretty fun discussion about the sounds that animals make, and how the words for each sound is different across countries. For example, cats meow (in English), but in Japan, cats nyaa nyaa. I also shared that the English verbs for animal noises can also be used for humans, and sometimes even cars! Weird, huh!

Thanks for coming to my class! 😀

2018.06.16 Saturday: FT

16:30-17:30 | 4 students

17:30-18:30 | 5 students

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Summary:

Hallo hullo, today we talked about being frugal (being economical/careful with how you spend your money) and being cheapskate (stingy with your money, so basically the negative version of frugal). The conversation lead to a quick discussion about thrift stores (second hand goods stores) such as 2nd Street and Chicago. Lastly, I explained the meaning and proper  usage of the following phrases: on the spot, set in stone.

Thank you for coming to class! 🙂

2018.06.13 Wednesday: FT

13:00-14:00 | 1

14:00-15:00 | 2

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Summary:

We started today’s class with really girly conversations, such as which cosmetics we use and which brands we prefer. We also discussed a variety of topics such as the prevalence of plastic surgery in South Korea, and the student’s recent trip to Bali (it sounded so fun!) Notable words/phrases discussed were: Pilgrimage, going dutch, rural/urban, food cravings

Thank you for coming to class! 🙂

2018.06.09 Saturday: FT

16:30-17:30 | 2 students

17:30-18:30 | 4 students

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Summary:

Hey there! I found a very useful list of casual English slang words that you can use conversationally to sound more fluent. Of course, it would be better to use them with friends and not with your boss haha. Anyway, for an example, instead of saying “I have got to do my homework tonight”, you can say “I gotta do my homework tonight.”. Simply by combining certain words together and saying them really really quickly, you can sound like a casual cool English speaker, because most native English speakers speak English very lazily. 🙂

Some other things discussed were: Breaking up (a relationship or a phone call), whine, equivalent

Thank you for coming to class! 🙂

2018.06.07 Thursday FT

19:00-20:00 | 3 students

20:00-21:00 | 3 students

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Summary:

Hey, hey~ Today, I covered another teacher’s class. Some notable words discussed were: indifferent, consecutive, legacy and lean. We also talked about “loosening up” which basically means to relax your muscles and let your body become less tight/tense. You can imagine that when you’re stressed before an exam/ nervous before a race/ angry during an argument, your muscles tighten up- so you must ‘loosen’ them if you want to relax. 🙂

Thanks for joining me this evening!