Hello!  How is your new school year?

We started our open workshops at the English Cafe.

We would like to introduce our open workshops this week.

こんにちは!新学期はいかがお過ごしですか?

いよいよ、English CafeのWorkshopが始まりました。

今週のWorkshopをご紹介させていただきます。

 

Basic Spanish

 English for Members of Staff

English Lunch Conversation

So many students, international students and teachers came to the English Lunch.

Thank you so much for taking your time to join us!!!

沢山の香川大学生、留学生、教員の方々が木曜日のEnglish Lunchにお越しくださいました。

ご参加くださり、誠にありがとうございました!!!

 

International Health and Nutrition

Study Abroad(Enrollees Only)

Speak with Antonio & Khalifa

 

Travel English 

TOEFL Speaking Tutorial

Fun English

Study Abroad Skills Beginner

We really hope you could join our workshops next week!!

来週もWorkshopへのご参加をお待ちしております!!

Hello! We will start workshops at the English Cafe from next week.
Please check the following URL.
We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

*(note)  Some workshops are changed in red. Please check them.

Thank you.

 

English CafeでのWorkshopが来週より開始いたします。
ぜひ下記のURLをチェックしてください。
ご参加をお待ちしております!

(注)一部のWorkshopが変更になっております(赤字)。

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Workshops Weekly Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Freshmen,

Welcome to Kagawa University!!  Thank you for visiting our website.

The English Cafe is located on the 2nd floor of Olive Square, encouraging students to master practical English communication skills effectively.  The opening hours are from 8:30 to 19:15.

If you are interested in participating, please come to the “English Lunch” from 12:15pm to 12:50pm at the English Cafe  next Thursday (12th April).  We will provide some drinks and sweets, but please make sure to bring your lunch.

Of course, all students and international students, please join us!

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

 

新入生の皆様

ご入学おめでとうございます!!English Cafe のウェブサイトへようこそ。

オリーブスクエア2階のEnglish Cafeは、学生さんが、実践的な英語のコミュニケーションスキルを効果的に身に付けるよう後押しします。開館時間は8:30から19:15までです。

ご興味がある方はぜひ、4月12日(木)12:15-12:50にEnglish Cafeで行われる「English Lunch」にご参加下さい。

ちょっとした飲み物とお菓子をご用意しております。ランチは各自ご持参いただきますようお願いいたします。

もちろん、新入生以外の学生さんや留学生の皆様も参加可能です!

ご参加をお待ちしております!

 

 

 

The English Cafe going into the Holiday Spirit on December 15th. Students gathered to take part in the festivities organized by the Volunteer Staff of the English Cafe. The fun and games included a Christmas themed quiz, bingo and prizes for all who joined. There was even an appearance from Santa Claus!

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Santa and his helpers explain the rules to the quiz

Japanese and International Students work together to figure out the answers

Japanese and International Students work together to figure out the answers

First group to finish with all the correct answers

First group to finish with all the correct answers

A large group listens attentively to Santa as he shares the meaning of Christmas

A large group listens attentively to Santa as he shares the meaning of Christmas

Bingo!!

Bingo!!

This past weekend, December 3rd, the English Cafe hosted the second annual English Presentation Contest at Kagawa University. 28 contestants  ranging from first year to graduate and international students took part. Divided into two groups, the students prepared their best slide shows and delved into a multitude of topics. After much deliberation and consternation, the judges awarded prizes to the top performers of the day. Each group had two third place finishers, a second place presenter and an overall winner. The award winners were given ¥1,000, ¥3,000 or ¥5,000 book vouchers respectively, redeemable in the school store. It was a wonderful display from many students who have put a lot of work into improving their English abilities. Keep an eye out for posters for next year’s contest if you’re interested in competing next time.

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Group 1 Presenters

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Presentations covered topics like planning for your future…

 

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…to Malaysian Foods

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Third Place Finishers on either end (Dancille Nizeyimana, left, and Shota Koike, right), Second Place (Kana Nakahara) and First Place (Kevin Quetsch)

 

Group 2 Participants

Group 2 Participants and Award Winners (Kneeling from the left: Third Place Mai Fujiwara and Riku Nakai, Second Place Kota Kumabuchi and First Place Natsuko Akazaki)

A presenter shares opinions on video games

A presenter shares opinions on video games

Another discusses his dream for the future

Another discusses his dream for the future

We hope to see an even larger audience join us next year as the presenters continue to produce higher quality presentations for all to enjoy.

Thursday October 27th, the English Cafe celebrated Halloween during the weekly English Lunch Conversation activity. Costumes and games were a common sight as both students and staff took part in the festivities. After a quick bite to eat, the fun began with a round of Doubt where groups tried to figure who the odd one out was based on clues.

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                                                      Hmmmm….who doesn’t belong?

After that, things really came a bit unraveled as teams competed to make the best toilet paper mummy within five minutes. A lot of spinning, wrapping and mummifying later the results were in. Kevin, an International Exchange student from Germany, and his team proved that they were the best embalmers as their performance was judged the most mummy-like.

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                                                         Kevin in all his mummified glory!

It was a great activity and the cleanup was quick and easy with all the participants chipping in a helping hand.

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                                           A few more mummies that can barely contain their excitement!

It was a great event and everyone involved had a lot of fun. The English Cafe Volunteer Staff did a great job organizing and leading everything. We at the English Cafe can’t wait until next year to see what spooky and raucous shenanigans the students of Kagawa University get into.

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                                                        Thank you to everyone who joined us this year!

The second semester of the 2016 school year is underway and these are the workshops being offered in the English Cafe. Please feel free to join in any and all activities taking place this fall and winter.

Monday-

  • 10:40-11:40 TOEIC SW Speaking
  • 12:00-13:00 ICES Events
  •  13:00-14:30 Intensive English TOEFL Speaking
  • 14:30-15:30 Discussion
  • 15:30-16:30 Travel Englishimg_1181

Tuesday-

  • 11:00-12:00 Discussion
  • 13:00-14:30 TOEIC SW (Writing)
  • 14:30-15:30 Discussion
  • 15:30-16:30 Free Conversation

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Wednesday-

  • 10:30-11:30 Let’s Speak English
  • 12:10-12:50 English for University Staff
  • 1:00-14:00 Let’s Speak English
  • 14:40-16:10 International Society and Japan
  • 14:30-16:30 One-on-One Reserved Time

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Thursday-

  • 10:30-12:00 Intensive English TOEFL Writing
  • 12:00-13:00 English Lunch Conversation
  • 13:00-14:00 Public Speaking
  • 14:00-15:00 Let’s Speak English
  • 15:00-16:00 Travel English

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Friday-

  • 10:30-11:30 Introduction to TOEIC
  • 12:10-12:50 TOEIC SW Speaking
  • 13:00-14:00 Daily English
  • 14:00-15:00 Free Conversation

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The schedule is subject to changes, but they should be noted in advance on both the physical schedule available in the English Cafe and the website.

The start of the Spring Semester is upon us and the English Cafe is ready with a number of exciting English Workshops for students to join. In addition to returning workshops like the TOEIC Speaking and Writing preparation, International Society and Japan, English for Beginners, ICES, and English Lunch Conversation, there will also be several new ones; IELTS Preparation, Public Speaking, Business Communication, French in English, Introduction to TOEIC and conversation times in the form of Free Conversation twice a week and One-on-One Reserved Time. The schedule breakdown is as follows-

Monday-

  • 9:30-10:30 Business English
  • 10:40-11:40 TOEIC SW (Speaking)
  • 12:00-13:00 ICES
  • 13:15-14:15 Discussion
  • 14:40-16:10 IELTS Workshop

Tuesday-

  • 10:00-11:30 English for Beginners
  • 13:00-14:30 TOEIC SW (Writing)
  • 14:30-15:30 Discussion
  • 15:30-16:30 Free Conversation

Wednesday-

  • 10:30-11:50 Let’s Speak English
  • 12:10-12:50 English for University Staff
  • 1:00-14:30 Let’s Speak English
  • 14:40-16:10 International Society and Japan
  • 14:30-16:30 One-on-One Reserved Tine

Thursday-

  • 10:30-11:50 Let’s Speak English
  • 12:00-13:00 English Lunch Conversation
  • 13:00-14:00 Public Speaking
  • 14:00-15:00 Let’s Speak English
  • 15:00-16:00 French in English

Friday

  • 12:10-12:50 TOEIC SW (Speaking)
  • 13:10-14:30 Introduction to TOEIC
  • 14:40-15:40 Free Conversation
  • 16:00-17:00 World Languages

The schedule is subject to changes, but they should be noted in advance on both the physical schedule available in the English Cafe and the website. For additional information on each workshop, please click WORKSHOPS which should redirect you to a short explanation of each lesson.