What do you like about Japan? (日本の好きなことろは、どんなところですか。)
I like Japan because it is a safe place and also has delicious food such as water, rice. (日本の安全なところが好きです。あと、お水やお米といった食べ物がおいしいところです。)
What is your future career goal? (将来の夢はなんですか。)
I want to become a teacher. (学校の先生になりたいです。)
What do you do for fun? (あなたの趣味は何ですか。)
I like playing the piano. (ピアノを弾くことです。)
What is the best Japanese food? (どんな食べ物が好きですか。)
I like grilled meat. (焼肉が好きです。)
What subject do you want to study in Japan? (日本でどんな教科を学びたいですか。)
I want to study English. (英語を学びたいです。)
外国人 会話（グループ）、 英検（プライベート）
When did you first start studying English?
I started studying it maybe 5 or 7 years ago because my mother suggested it. I can`t really remember when though.
What is your favorite thing about studying English?
I like to watch movies—action movies mostly—in English because I like being able to listen to native English speakers.
Has anything interesting happened to you because of your English skills?
Well, speaking English has made me very popular in school, which is cool. I also once helped a lost American find a place to buy food when he was hungry.
What do you hope to use your English skills for in the future?
First thing is I am going to study abroad in America for spring vacation. Then, I want to use English to help me travel all over the world. I want to go to Europe and see The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy too. It`s a big goal, but that`s what I hope to do.
Hi. My name is Mei. I'm 18 years old and I have been coming to Amity since I was 10 years old.
I would like to study English because I want to communicate with many people across the world.
Recently, you had the opportunity to travel to The United States. What were some of the more interesting places that you visited?
I got to visit many places, and one of my favorites was Washington D.C. It was lucky that I got to visit
on Memorial Day, which is the day when people pray for soldiers who have died.
It was amazing to see such an emotional event.
What were some new things you experienced that you really enjoyed?
One thing that was different from Japan was that schools hold dances throughout the year.
Homecoming was nice because it was my first time going to a dance party, and I got to meet a lot of new friends.
The biggest dance of the year was Prom, which is a dance for graduating students. Because it was
important, a meal was served, and it was much more gorgeous than Homecoming. One of my friends was
crowned "prom princess". It was one of the best memories I have from my time in school in America.
Where else would you like to travel, and why?
I would like to travel to Spain in order to meet my friend who lives there. while there, I would like to
learn Spanish. I would also like to try local foods, and explore the scenery.
If you could visit The United State again, what would you do differently?
Since in American culture people are upfront and outgoing, I would have been less shy.
If I could go again, I would love to take my family, and go to the Grand Canyon again because
it was amazing.
Why did you start learning English? 英語を習い始めたきっかけは？
When I was about 5 years old I started watching English programs on TV. My mother saw that I liked to learn English so she took me to Amity to start lessons.
How do you practice and improve your English? どんな風に英語の学習を進めていますか？
Every morning I listen to an English language program on the radio. I also practice writing new words every day at school. Another way I improve my English is by reading my school English textbook many times. Also, coming to Amity these 9 years are helped me a lot to learn more and improve my English.
How has Amity changed your life? アミティーに通ったことで何か変わりましたか？
If I didn’t come to Amity, I would not be able to speak English well. I would have no time to practice and improve my English. Especially because school is very busy these days. Also, learning English at school has been easy for me because I already learned most things at Amity. Because of this my English grade is high and it’s not a difficult class for me.
I know I will be able to meet many people and learn the customs and cultures of many countries because I can speak English. I will be able to travel and meet people from many countries, even countries where English is their second language. Through English we can communicate.
What was the most interesting thing you’ve learned in English class? レッスンの中で一番興味を持ったことは何ですか？
I told my teacher that I’m very interested in Peru. Every week, for about 2 months, we learned new things about Peru. We learned about their food, famous places, things to do, and about the people there. We even learned a few Spanish words to help me someday, when I travel there. I’m happy my teacher helped me learn about something I’m very interested in, like Peru.