Archive for the ‘reiko’ Category


Thursday, June 19th, 2008

This team has focused on the difficult topic of culture. They have some interesting interviews with RJ students and teachers, and then they finish with a short discussion.

Worksheet and Answers

Transcripts (more…)

My Culture

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Bowing is a Japanese traditional custom. I really like it because it is useful and pleasant when someone bows to me. I think bow has many meaning in each situation. For example, when we are greeting, it means “nice to meet you”, when we bow for boss or elder people, it means “respect” and in sports, we also often bow, we bow for “acclaim” each other. I like this way the most. In soccer game we bow each other before and after the game, before the game, bow means “nice to meet you and has a good game” and after the game, it means “good game and thank you”. Some team players often bow for field too, before they go in to the field, it means “please keep an eye on our game”. Bow is really casual custom but really polite. I feel pride about it.

Interview – Lesson 2

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Here is the first mini-pod by T and Reiko. Well done everyone today and remember next week we are going to do Obirin Campus News as our new topic. Get thinking!

In class, we worked on making good questions, the flow of the interview, using the Tell me about… technique. We also talked about framing your interview – introducing the interview in an interesting way.