Josh's Classes at HIUC Osaka Campus


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Hello. Today, I would like to write about a couple of Josh’s classes. He is one of the teachers at HIUC Osaka. Last Sunday, he taught a short class to some students who are interested in English. They talked about food and did some role-plays about ordering food in a restaurant. It was a small class, but it was a lot of fun. He also introduced the students to the game 20 Questions. It is a well-known guessing game that is sometimes played in English speaking countries.

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Josh is also teaching the level 2 listening and speaking class in Osaka. Last week, they worked on a review role-play. They have studied about offbeat (odd) jobs and neighborhoods. In these two units, the students learned many new words. The students had a list of new words from those units and three situations to choose from. One situation involved a couple who were lost and looking for a restaurant. The students had to pick a situation and 7 to 10 new words to use in their role-play. On Wednesday, they wrote their scripts. On Thursday, they practiced their scripts, and on Friday they performed their role-plays for the class. Most of the groups did a really good job and spoke pretty fluently.

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This week, they had an informal presentation. The students worked in small groups to make and give their presentations. The focus of this presentation was to use the vocabulary and key sentence patterns from the current unit properly. The theme of the presentation was urban development. Each group drew a map of a neighborhood as it looks now. Then they decided what to change to make the neighborhood better and drew the map as it would be in the future. Then they had to talk about how the area would change and why it would be better in the future.

Have a good week.