Ⅲ類型(中2・中3)国際交流特別授業を行いました

2016.11.21

中学校

  中学3年生は11月2日(水)の1・2限に、中学2年生は3・4限に、関西の大学(京都大学、大阪大学、龍谷大学)に留学生として来られている方を23名お招きして、「国際交流特別授業」を行いました。

 昨年度は、12名の留学生の参加だったため、中学生6,7名のグループに1人の留学生でしたが、今回は、倍の人数に来ていただくことができたため、3,4名に1人の留学生のグループで、話す機会も2倍になったのではないかと思います。

 参加国も、ハンガリー、台湾、モンゴル、インドネシア、パレスチナ、アメリカ、マレーシア、
中国、トルコ、エジプト、バングラデシュ、タンザニア、タジキスタン、ボリビア、ケニア、ウク
ライナ、と非常に多岐にわたり、企画をした教員自らも「グループに入って、いろんな文化の
ことを教えてもらいたい」と思ったほどでした。(ただ、生徒の英会話の時間を奪わないよ
うに、じっと我慢をしましたが・・・)
 生徒の中には、そのお国のあいさつを事前に調べておいて、最初にその国の言葉であいさ
つをしたら、とても喜んでもらえたと、事後にとったアンケートに書いていました。
 
 多くの生徒が書いてくれた事後アンケートでは、英語が通じてうれしかった経験、逆に
通じなかったので次回こそはがんばってみようという反省など、今後の英語の授業に対
して前向きに取り組みたいというものがとても多かったです。
H28.国際交流1 H28.国際交流2 
H28.国際交流3 H28.国際交流4
 
特別授業後、留学生のコメントを募集したら、何人かから英語学習のアドバイスなどのコ
メントをもらうことができました。一部掲載させてもらいます。
 

Thank you very much for today! I also very enjoyed talking with the girls,

this is a good opportunity for me to understand the people and hear what

they want to say to us foreigners. Maybe they want to learn from us, but

for me it is actually me who learn a lot from them. I really appreciate

this chance, thank you.

 

This is actually my first time joining this kind of program and it was

actually very fun! I think the program is very nice and should be

continued, so the students will have more confidence in speaking English.

Here some things that might be able to help improving the program:

 

-The preparation from the student’s side is already very good. The second

grade students gave me various answer on the question I asked before coming

to school, some of them also prepared game which is very interesting and

gave a good mood during the talks. So it was mostly the student who gave us

the flow on conversation. On the other hand, there are some things I

haven’t really understand before I came to the school. I think the

explanation for the ambassadors (like the purpose of activity, what kind of

activity we should do, the schedule, how many students we will handle in

one period/in a group, manners and other tips) should be given in a brief

email, rather than in separated mail. This will ensure all of the

information is given already, avoid missed communication and for the

ambassadors to think how should they spend the given time effectively.

 

-This is my first time having a free-style conversation with the Japanese

girls so to be honest, I can’t really compare the ability between the girls

in your school and other schools. The students understand a lot of

vocabulary. Second year students were maybe still not very comfortable to

speak English, so they used a lot of Japanese and a bit shy to speak. I

think the third year students were more confident in speaking English than

the second years, as they able to speak more freely. In my opinion, this

program is meant to give the chance for the girls to speak, so I gave a lot

of question to them. As I try to speak slowly, they were able to understand

what is the main idea of my question and able to answer the question pretty

well. When they forgot what word to use, they discuss together and they

look very happy when they were able to answer the question, which I think

is a very good experience.

 

I also have an experience in difficulty of learning English before, so I

understand what they might feel.

Since we live in a non-English speaking country, we also have trouble in

English too. In primary schools, I was given English lessons in classes but

did not get a lot of chances to speak and practice English. By the time I

graduate from University I realized that every time I tried speaking

English to foreigner, I become very nervous and always thinking ‘what if I

make a mistake?’ or ‘what if they don’t understand what I am talking

about?’ or ‘what is the word for this?’. In the end, I couldn’t speak to

them because of this feeling. Since then, my friends and I (4 persons) make

a group for speaking English for at least one and half an hour per day,

talking about the topic we already decided beforehand. Everyone should tell

their opinion about the topic, and give feedback to others. By the time of

2 weeks, we realized that English is not difficult anymore; we gotten used

to speak and tell our ideas without thinking too much.

So here is my tips for the student: The most important one is be brave;

think less and just speak. Even though you made a mistake, I am sure the

other person still understand what you’re trying to say, and they will

always try to understand. Speak a lot, make it routine, and then you will

able to speak English in no time. You can do it!

 

For the comment and picture, I don’t mind for showing the students and

upload them in the website. I will be waiting for the similar event in your

school again!

Once again, thank you very much Inoue-san.

Latifa Seniorita

Best regards,