Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 BF

19-20: 1 student

20-21: 1 student

Thanks for coming!

In the first half, we talked about what we believe in (ghosts, aliens, Santa, God, etc.). I also talked about a “tooth fairy.”

In the second half, we visited a website called Passport Index 2018 and had a discussion.

Some terms that came up were: ogre (鬼), it depends (場合による), graveyard (墓地), article (記事), paper (論文), Creationism (天地創造論), to get injured (怪我をする), to peek (覗く), evening (夕方), in the end (最終的には), and currency (通貨).

See you next week!

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Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 BF

19-20: 3 students

20-21: 1 student

Thanks for coming! Hope you had the chance to see the lunar eclipse tonight!

In the first half, we talked about whether we were a mountain person or a beach person.

In the second half, we talked about some part-time jobs.

Some terms that came up were: crayfish (ザリガニ), raccoon (アライグマ), lunar eclipse (月食), solar eclipse (日食), mountain person (海派), beach person (山派), port (港), pine forest (松林), to apply (応募する), to offer (募集する), spectator (観客), to supervise (監視する), jealous (嫉妬深い), and to envy (羨む).

See you next week!

 

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 BF

19-20: 6 students

20-21: 2 students

Thanks for coming on this cold winter day!

In the first half, we watched a video called “Where hotel is staffed by robots” and had a discussion.

In the second half, we talked some more about technology (Amazon Go, Wi-Fi, smartphones, etc.).

Some terms that came up were: poet (詩人), facial recognition (顔認証), hot spring (温泉), facial recognition (顔認証), and bunk bed (二段ベッド).

See you next week!

 

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 BF

19-20: 3 students

20-21: 1 student

Thanks for coming!

In the first half, we talked about our New Year’s greeting cards.

In the second half, we talked about horoscopes and fortunes.

Some terms that came up were: smart (頭の良い), intelligent (利口な), clever (賢い、抜け目のない), relative (親戚), envelope (封筒), letter (手紙), postcard (葉書), coming-of-age ceremony (成人式), priority (重要度), to prioritize (~を優先させる), horoscope (星占い), fortune (運勢), properly (きちんと), to match (相性が合う), illness (病気), and skinny (細い).

See you next week!

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 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!

 

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!