Explore the world
Past two years SSE Katsura travel loving students have been putting their travel plans on hold due to the lack of opportunities to go abroad. However, as members of our English conversation school they continue having fun exploring the world. “How?” you may ask. Simply by coming to the classroom and talking to each other about travel experiences. Often discussing their future journey plans.
Many students like to show their travel photos from abroad and also Japan. We love talking about interesting places in Japan. Student to student talking time during these lessons has become all time high. Lots of stimulating talk and questions. The best way to practice conversation skills while focusing on real life experiences. Talking about hotels, restaurants, weather and various holiday activities.
One student went even further and started translating his vast travel journal into English. His dedication to this project is truly inspiring. As a result, with each new travelogue his English is quickly improving. Marvelous! You can enjoy his wonderful photos and travelogue from South America here.
Enjoy the adventure
During the lesson I give students space to talk to each other. I’m only assisting with finding accurate English words and helping with long sentences. Recently, I was asked by a student about the English word ‘adventure’. To elicit some useful vocabulary I used my experience and photos from a trip to Egypt. We talked about ‘camel riding’, ‘coral snorkeling’ and ‘sand dune quad bikes’. This was also big fun for me because I had the opportunity use my own travels as a part of the conversation.
Conversation lessons based on useful experiences in our lives is the best way to learn English language. Therefore we like to use travel as a positive conversation topic and we continue enjoying this way of learning. So let’s talk English!
Tom, SSE Katsura.