These are the first pictures of this year’s NELP Classes.
This is the high school first grade NELP class. This year, in first term, they will do a series of debates in English about genetically modified animals.
This is the junior high school third grade class. This term, they began by studying issues related to health, well-being and social sustainability. They read about “The Free Hugs” movement, as well about Arthur Boorman, who lost more than 60 kilograms in 10 months through yoga.
Here, the third graders are having a discussion about their reading assignment.
In the second half of the term, they will learn about reducing garbage and increasing food efficiency.
This is the junior high school second grade NELP class. So far this term, in oral communication, they have studied about making independent choices, living more efficiently, and about income disparity.
In the second half of the term, we’ll learn about impact of beef production on the environment, and we’ll think about water management.
This is the new junior high school first grade class. Here, they are watching the Introduction to First Grade video that was made by last year’s first grade class.
This term, we studied about family, adoption, and people with disabilities. Next term, we’ll learn about energy management.
This year, in the Native English Language Program, there will be many changes. First, there will be a greater focus and emphasis on Education for Sustainable Development, including study of the environment, conservation and management of resources, reduction of waste, health and welfare, as well as issues related to the social sustainability of society.
From this year, instead of studying Progress in English 21 in both our English A (writing and grammar class) and English Oral Communication class, Progress in English 21 will only be used in English A, and Oral Communication will now focus on advanced language skills and communication.
Also, from now, our Reading Comprehension short tests and our Listening short tests will no longer be multiple choice. Instead, students must WRITE the answer. I told the students that this is actually EASIER since the questions are less likely to be tricky. However, students will find it more difficult to simply GUESS the answer, meaning that they WILL have to study.
These changes will allow the Native English Language Program to be stronger and more focused and more goal-oriented than before.