Wednesday, January 10th, 2017 BF

19-20: 4 students

20-21: 1 student

Happy new year! Thanks for coming!

In the first half, we talked about how we spent our New Year’s.

In the second half, we watched a video called “Weirdest Japanese Traditions” and had a discussion.

Some terms that came up were: time flies(時の流れは速い), what a coincidence (なんという偶然), donation (寄付), flu shot (インフルエンザの予防接種), kite (凧), to expect (期待する), so close (惜しい), dictator (独裁者), to compose music (作曲する), to pretend (ふりをする), police station(交番).

See you next week!

 

広告

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 BF

19-20: 5 students

20-21: 2 students

Thanks for coming to the last class of the year!

In the first half, we talked about our plans for the holidays.

In the second half, we played a game called Charades.

Some terms that came up were: sculpture (彫刻), prawn (車エビのような大きなエビ), geek (オタク), nerd (オタク・ダサい人), freak (熱狂者), wand (杖), wizard (魔法使い), donkey (ロバ), squirrel (リス), metaphor (比喩), and fairy tale (おとぎ話).

Happy holidays to all! The next class will be on January 10th! See you then!

 

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 BF

19-20: 2 students

20-21: 2 students

In the first half, we watched a video on strange Japanese school rules and had a discussion.

In the second half, we talked about Kyoto Travel Etiquette “Akimahen.”

Some terms that came up were: recently (最近), polite (丁寧な), impolite (失礼な), reasonable (手頃な), sit-ups (腹筋), curfew (門限), janitor (用務員), broom (ほうき), travel agency (旅行代理店), colony (植民地), and to compare (比較する).

See you next week! It’s the last class of 2017!

 

 

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 BF

19-20: 3 students

20-21: 1 student

Thanks for coming!

In the first half, we talked about why Japanese have a long life expectancy.

In the second half, we talked about some problems within the educational system in Japan.

Some terms that came up were: script (原稿), to explain (説明する), life expectancy (寿命), environment (環境), to ferment (発酵させる), fermented soybeans (納豆), developing country (発展途上国), dentist (歯医者), IV drip (点滴), sleepover (お泊り), precious (貴重な), obesity (肥満), to look forward to~ (∼を楽しみにする), physics (物理学), cram school (塾), in case of~ (∼の際に), to evacuate (避難する), translator (通訳), and encyclopedia (百科事典).

See you next week!

 

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 BF

19-20: 3 students

20-21: 2 students

Thanks for coming! Wow a little over a month left of this year, unbelievable!

In the first half, we talked about our friends and acquaintances.

In the second half, students shared their information about past trips to New York and Singapore.

Some terms that came up were: appetizer (前菜), lazy (怠惰な), acquaintance (知り合い), to celebrate (祝う), coming of age ceremony (成人式), troublesome (迷惑な、厄介な), volcano (火山), eruption (噴火), subsidiary (子会社), under construction (工事中), and sticker (シール).

See you next week!

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 BF

19-20: 4 students

20-21: 1 students

Thanks for coming!

In the first half, we talked about our frightening experiences.

In the second half, we talked about the student’s dreams.

Some terms that came up were: weird (おかしな、変わっている), resident (住人), radiation (放射能), drill (訓練), fire station (消防署), to go off (アラームなどが鳴る), parking lot (駐車場), scroll (巻物), expression (表現), and translation (翻訳).

See you next week!

 

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 BF

19-20: 4 students

20-21: 2 students

Thanks for coming!

In the first half, we talked about what four items we would bring with us if we had to survive on a deserted island.

In the second half, we talked about the debate over casinos in Japan.

Some terms that came up were: climate (気候), sunny side-up (目玉焼き), that’s a waste! (勿体ない), and popular (人気).

See you next week!

 

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 BF

19-20: 4 students

20-21: 1 student

Thanks for coming!

In the first half, we watched a video on Michael Sandel and had a discussion.

In the second half, we talked about our weekend and about our past trips to other countries.

Some terms that came up were: common (共通の), to share (共有する), to meditate (座禅を組む), to regret (後悔する), selfish (自己中心的), policy (政策), to multitask (マルチタスクする), fire extinguisher (消火器), fire hydrant (消火栓), fire alarm (火災報知器), and to concentrate (集中する).

See you next week!

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 BF

19-20: 4 students

20-21: 2 students

Thanks for coming!

In the first half, we talked about what we think the five most important decisions in a person’s life are.

In the second half, we talked about what we think the best and worst parts of Japan are.

Some terms that came up were: go with the flow (流れに任せる、成り行きで), maple leaf (楓), honest (正直), district (地区、学区), to collapse (倒れる), under construction (工事中), width (幅), and to get attracted to~ (~に魅かれる).

See you next week!

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 BF

19-20: 2 students

20-21: 2 students

Thanks for coming!

In the first half, we talked about our “eye candies” (目の保養).

In the second half, we talked about the oldest thing we own and whether we have some items that we cannot throw away.

Some terms that came up were: toddler (幼児), preteen (10~12歳くらいまでの子), teenager (13~19歳までの子), music score (譜面), to pass out (気を失う), and to pass away (亡くなる).

See you next week!