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Lecture in plain English No. 19

  “Let’s study about Muslim religion”

Speaker: Mr. Mohammad Ali Bastami

Date: July 1(Sun) from 2pm to 4pm

Place: Yokohama Aoba Community and Cross-Cultural Center Room 5

Host: Yokohama Aoba International Lounge

What image do you have about Muslim religion?

Is your vague image or understanding about Muslim religion correct?

In Lecture in plain English No. 19, we invited Mr. Bastami from Iran to tell us about Muslim religion which we don’t know well or may have misunderstanding images.

In the lecture, he first told us about the origin of Muslim religion, religious principle, and peoples ‘daily customs relating to the religion. Then he told us about where prejudice and misunderstanding which connect world conflicts and terrorism to Muslims and Muslim religion come from.

There were many questions from listeners, which Mr. Bastami answered very politely one by one. So most of listeners could improve their understanding about Muslim religion and satisfied by the lecture.

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17th Lecture in plain English

”Yoga by English instruction”

Date: November 26 (Sun) from 10am to 11:30am

Place: Yamauchi Community Center Hall BC on 3rd floor

Host: Yokohama Aoba International Lounge and Yamauchi Community Center of Yokohama City

We had 17th lecture in plain English, “Yoga by English instruction” co-hosting with Yamauchi Community Center. 

Wide range of participants, from high school students to seniors, beginners to experienced including 25 women attended the lecture.

As instructors, we had Ms. Angie who has yoga studios in Tokyo, Sydney, and Florida and is a teacher of International Lounge foreign language class, and Ms. Goli from Iran. At the beginning, Ms. Angie, Ms. Goli and all participants introduced themselves. After the brief explanation of yoga, we all tried yoga.

It seemed to be the first experience for participants to listen to English explanation of each yoga pose and move their body themselves. At the beginning some seemed to be confused.  However they got used to it and at the end enjoyed it with smile.

All participants got comfortable sweat and their minds were refreshed by the English lecture by Ms. Angie and Ms. Goli.

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15th “Lecture in plain English”

Lecture in plain English”Lecture for improving your English conversation skill by Prof.Takahashi
“Study method useful for improving English conversation skill”


Date: July 2 (Sun) from 2pm to 4pm

 Place: Aoba Community and Cross-Cultural Center Room 5

Host: Yokohama Aoba International Lounge

This was the fifth lecture by prof.Takahashi of Toyo Eiwa University.We learned so much from the lecture; “Anyone can instantly improve English conversation skill with junior high school level English”   We all nodded in many English expressions of daily conversation. It was a very interesting and fruitful two hour lecture   It was so interesting that we all felt as if it was a very shot lecture. Prof.Takahashi taught us not to take it too seriously to study English conversation but to study English conversation with fun, We could understand the approach very well through the lecture, which made us understood the reason why this lecture had full of applicants.  44 people including 2 students and two families attended the lecture. The lecture of Prof. Takahashi, specialized in English education, is very useful especially for young people and young students studying English now.

We will continue to plan various lectures for young people in our project.

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Lecture in plain English #12

Date: July 3 (Sun) from 2pm to 4pm
Place: Aoba Community and Cross Cultural Center Rm5
Title: Let’s learn comprehensible English pronunciation practicing “Narikiri English”
Lecturer: Mr. Motoharu Takahashi, Professor of Toyo Eiwa University

In the first half of the lecture, he figured out why our English words in Katakana pronunciation doesn’t work in practical English conversation. He pointed out key points for both pronunciation and hearing.
In the latter half, we enjoyed practical English conversation getting into the role of flight attendants’ announcement in the plane.  In this lecture, same as always, we reaffirmed that studying English conversation with enjoyment is a very effective and practical way.

 

Date&Time:Dec.1(Sun), 2013. 14:00-16:00  
Place : Aoba Community and Cross-Cultural Center, Conference Room 5.
Topics 1:"My Earthquakes experience in Algeria and Japan.", lectured by Mr. Mohamed Amrouche from Algeria, who is studying about the earthquake at Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Topics 2 "Tokyo 2020: How Japan needs to communicate to the world.", lectured by Mr. Jeff Lippold from Canada, who is the marketing director. After their speeches, we exchanged our views among all participants.