Since the state of emergency here in Hyogo has been extended until the end
of this month, after a successful trial run in April, we've begunfull-fledged online English lessons.
Although there are many elements of in-person education that can't be replicated online, for now, we've been able to adapt the rhythm and pace of
our usual lessons to an online format, allowing our students to continue to follow our curriculum and build their English skills.
As of this writing, most classes are somewhere between the middle of the first unit and the beginning of the second. For example, our intermediate students are getting stronger using the foundational "this", "that", "these"
and "those" parts of language.
は、"this", "that", "these" and "those"の基礎を作っているところです。
Our students have been happy to see their classmates virtually, and even though some of them may have never video-chatted before, everyone seems to be getting comfortable interacting online.
Even though the situation isn't ideal, it's so nice that we're still learning and having fun together!
Here in the ACE English department, as the ongoing health situation evolves,we've been considering how to adapt and ensure the safety of our students,while also trying to keep their English skills sharp!
This week, we began some short free online sessions with our current students. So far, things have gone well! Although we miss being able to play classroom games together in-person, we've still being having fun interacting by using our electronic devices.
It's amazing that this kind of long-distance visual communication has only been possible for a few years. It feels so normal now, doesn't it?
Anyway, we look forward to continuing with short, online sessions for the next few days while we consider how best to proceed into May.
Until then, see you later!
Although the days are getting warmer, summer's not quite here yet, is it?
Here at ACE, we're just beginning our third English unit of the year.
Our youngest students have learned how to ask about colors, while our intermediate students have begun to build confidence in combining adjectives and nouns, and the advanced children are encountering patterns like "Do you.."/Does He.." and "I want to (verb) an (object)".
初心者の入門クラスでは色を聞いて答える練習、継続生クラスでは色と形を組み合わせて文章を作っていく作業、上級うクラスではDo you….? Does he……? I want to ….an......という表現を学んでいます。
However, if you're interested in joining our classes, it's still early in our calendar year, so it's a good time to jump in and contact us about a
This weekend was our biannual ACE event. We had a great turnout, played some fun games, and learned some new English words! Miles Sensei started us off with a short lesson on musical instruments. After we learned the correct
pronunciation associated with each instrument, we played a game where the students, after hearing a mystery instrument, had to decide what instrument it was. The students did a great job!
Then we split up into two groups. The younger students played some alphabet games with me, and the older students tried their hand at an English dice game. They had to create sentences based on the images on the dice.
After the main event, we took a short break to set up some fun games. We played some frisbee, limbo, jump rope, and even a little golf! It was a
great success, I can't wait until our next event!