I think holding events for students outside the classroom is important. Students can have the chance to meet students they may have not met before, use their English outside the classroom and above all, have lots of fun! On top of that, I can have fun too doing stuff like eating delicious food in restaurants and going sightseeing with my students!
I held the first event of 2007 in March at a restaurant located in the same building as my school. We had a great time!
PHOTOS http://www.smithweb.co.jp/sub/tsukaguchi/sub6.shtml The food was delicious. We spoke some English, played a game in English and then I played some guitar for everyone. I will be holding the next event this month as well as more events before the end of the year!