2015年09月07日

September's English club is on 16th in #4 of the 5th floor

Hello everyone!!
This month's English club is on 16th Sep.

Guest for this time is Mr.Sebastien Gion from North France.
He is working for the American company, and good at English. He also loves electric rock.
This time, he'll come to Japan with Mr. Laurent.
Maybe we should ask him "How did you learn English?". He must be a very good respondent.

Dete & Time: Tuesday, 16th September 18:45-20:45
Place #4 on 5th Floor of Nara Seibu Kominkan: Soon from the south exit of Kintestu Gakuenmae St. (Here!!)
Charge: Member 1000 yen, Non-member 1500 yen (No appointments necessary), Europeans & Native English speakers will be invited (free of charge)

Come and join us. We are waiting for you.
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2015年09月03日

Report For August's English Club

Hi there!!
We had a great time in this month's English club.
Thank you so much for all who joined and supported us.

OK. This month, we welcomed Ms Anita Rgucka-Kwasnik and Mr Jude Fleming from Ireland.

As usual, I'm going to tell you some funny and interesting momments.
First, take a look at this.
Seriously!? You two had been planning to marry on Mt. Fuji?
I thought it really unique. Though weather wasn't perfect, it must be a beautiful memory.

Later, Ms Anita told us about Ireland.
Topic of Gaelic was interesting.
Gaelic is a official language in Ireland.
Though English is used in most of the places, Irish government is giving high priority to protect Gaelic.
But why is that language still there?
According to them, it is because when English came to colonize Ireland from its east part, thanks to the harsh envirnment of its west part, people came to the west part turned back to the east part. It means, if the west part of Ireland were idal place to live, they may have chosen to colonize there and Gaelic had been dissappeared in today.

Besides, all pictures on the white board were written by themselves.
Seeing them talking, I was wondering that if I were in their place, can I explain my country this much.
Sadly, for now, my answer is 'no'. I should try harder.

Anyway, next English club is on...
I'll tell you later.
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2015年08月03日

August's English club is on 25th in #4 of the 5th floor

Hi there!
How are you guys doing?
We have a English club this month.

This month, we'll welcome Ms Anita Rgucka-Kwasnik and Mr Jude Fleming from Ireland.

Ms Anita Rgucka-Kwasnik is an IT Consultant in Poland. One of her hobby is to travel and to scout. She visited a lot of country without travel agency. According to her, she had already visited all continents!! She likes talking to local people. And this time, she'll come to Japan to attend International Scout Jamboree 2015 and planing to stay about 2-3 weeks. 

Mr Jude Fleming is currently working as a painter decorator and general builder. He also likes travelling and scouting. This time, he'll come to Japan with her not only for scouting but also for travelling.

Do you like to meet them? Come and join us!!

・Date & Time: Tuesday, August 25th, 18:45-20:45
・Charge: Member 1000 yen, Non-member 1500 yen (No appointments necessary), Europeans & Native English speakers will be invited (free of charge)
・Place: #4 on 5th Floor of Nara Seibu Kominkan: Soon from the south exit of Kintestu Gakuenmae St. (Here!!)
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2015年06月19日

Report for June's EU English Club

Hi there!
In this month's English club, Ms Antje Töpfer joined us as a guest.
We had a good time together. Thank you so much for all who joined and supported us

The guest, Ms Antje Töpfer, is a puppet show artist. What do you expect when you heard someone says "puppet"? I imagine sonething like "Sesami Street" or "Bunraku". So I was expecting her puppets, not exactly the same, but more or less, similar to those.

What? Is this the puppet? Goes without saying, this was not what I expected to see.

She told us she does a lot of things with the puppets.
Things like this,
or this.
I think these days, most of the puppet shows are childrens' or traditional arts. However, this one doesn't looks like childrens' nor traditionals'. It looks more like a modern arts than those. Well, it sounds so art 

Anyway, next English club is on...
I'll tell you later.
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2015年05月31日

June's English club is on 10th in #4 on 5th Floor

Hi there!!
We'll have an English club this month.
This time, we'll welcome German artist in Villa KamogawaMs Antje Töpfer.
She is a puppet show artist.
She is determining the ways to apply Japanese origami to her shows.
Sounds cool!!!


・Date: Wednesday, June 10th, 18:45-20:45
・Charge: Member 1000 yen, Non-member 1500 yen (No appointments necessary), Europeans & Native English speakers will be invited (free of charge)
・Place: #4 on 5th Floor of Nara Seibu Kominkan: Soon from the south exit of Kintestu Gakuenmae St. (Here!!)

Please come and join us. You won't regret!
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2015年05月24日

Report for May's EU English Club

Hi there!
We had an English club this month.
Thank you so much for all who joined us.

This month's guest was Mr. Antoine Michel who graduated École Polytechnique, one of Grandes Écoles.
I had never heard of "Grandes Écoles", but accourding to him, it is a special school for growing elites, and École Polytechnique is the oldest.
Alright. Let's talk about an interesting episode.
Even now, I know why is it, I wonder "Why soething like this happens in the school for growing elites of Science and Technology?"
The school was built by Napoleon for making an officer of technology and therefore, it is still ran by Ministry of Defence. And therefore,
their uniform is something like this. Guessing from this uniform and military exercise, the scool's old traditions are still there without vanishing.
And I felt it so interesting♪

After the presentation was, as usual, introducing and Q&A time.
Since his speciality was clean energy, there were so many questions related to the subject. I think these days, many Japanese people are really interested in this subject because of the accident. There are a lot of problems in this region and we cannot solve it easily however, I believe by letting everyone know these problem and made them think about it, solution can be found.

Anyway, next English club is...
I'll tell you more about it later.
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2015年05月10日

May's English club is on 13th in #4 on 5th Floor

Hi there!
We have English club this month. Come and join us!

This month, we'll welcome Mr Antoine Michel. He is a researcher of environmental energy from École polytechnique(Institution of higher education for traning elite of science and technology. The oldest Grandes Écoles).

This time, he'll tell us about the institution called Grandes Écoles, and Paris. Sounds interesting!!

・Date: Wednesday, May 13th, 18:45-20:45
・Charge: Member 1000 yen, Non-member 1500 yen (No appointments necessary), Europeans & Native English speakers will be invited (free of charge)
・Place: #4 on 5th Floor of Nara Seibu Kominkan: Soon from the south exit of Kintestu Gakuenmae St. (Here!!)
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2015年04月20日

Report for April's EU English Club

Hi there!
We had a great English club this month. Thank you for all who had joined us.
Well, this month, Mr.Vincent Prevot, who is studying Robotics in NAIST, told us about robots in today and robots in the future.
This time, our meeting format was Q&A structure. Questions was from various topics: nuclear plant, car producing etc. People had so many things to ask and the time passed like a wind. I wished we had a little more time.

First of all, there are a plenty of region in robotics. Which region he's studying?
Right.

Next, about car with automatic driving function.
Some of the airplanes or trains with this function have already existed. However, the car with such function is not yet existed in today's world. So, what if the dream of making such car came true? Well, without doubt, it will no longer be prohibited to drink alcoholic drink before driving. Haha Moreover, we can read books and take asleep while driving the car. Sounds interesting!!
Last one. When one of the participants asked him, "If you could have anything you like, what kind of robot would you like to have?".
He answered...
He don't need the robot itself!?
It was so funny.

Anyway, next month, we have English club is on...

I'll tell you more later.
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2015年04月03日

April's English club is on 8th in Audio-vidual Room, 5th Floor

Dreaming A Future In A Japanese Robot Society

Hi there!
I'll inform you in details about this month's English club.

This month, we'll welcome Mr Vincent Prevot, who is studying Robotics in NAIST.
The reason why he came Japan is very unique.
One day, he watched a documentary about Japanese robot society. It attracted him enough to made him come to Japan impulsively.

・Date: Wednesday, April 8th, 18:45-20:45
・Charge: Member 1000 yen, Non-member 1500 yen (No appointments necessary), Europeans & Native English speakers will be invited (free of charge)
・Place: Audio-vidual Room, 5th Floor of Nara Seibu Kominkan: Soon from the south exit of Kintestu Gakuenmae St. (Here!!)
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2015年03月23日

Report for March's EU English Club

Hi there!!
As usual, we had English club this month.
Thank you so much for all who joined and supported us.

This month, we welcomed the same guest as the last month, Ms Brigitte Ando.

Though guest was the same as the last month's English club, the topic she told us was different. This month, instead of telling us how she felt travelling the outside of the France, she introduced France to us from her original and unique perspective. She told us "What French people do" and "what are so unique about French people" compared to other countries with some quizes.
The first quiz was so difficult. She asked us "Where is France?". How the quetion can be so difficult to answer? Find out from the video below.
What!? It surprised me a lot. No explanation was made in the video, but she told us why it is after the video was cut. Saying it simply, France has oversea departments and territories(which is called DOM-TOM) in other parts of the world, and goes without saying, it belongs to France. See here for clearer explanations.

Another great momment. She asked us "Where is the center of the france?"

Her sense of humour is wonderful!! I really loved that.

She told us so many interesting things of France like how french people chose names (according to her, there are books of names and their former users, and people choose names of their children from it) or this one.

Generally speaking, I think we could spent a really good time thanks to the quizes she made. It made it easier for people to join the conversation.

Anyway, the next English club is on...
I'll tell you more later
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