The Summer Intensive course is basically two weeks long and we get through 30 lessons, a whole year's study, in that time. That's why it's called 'intensive'!!! Anyway, this year was great fun, as ever, apart from the fact that we had a few typhoons coming to to try and upset the fun. Learning from the text, discussions, mini-presentations, Q & A, telling stories, that's what we got up to. Thank you to Ryoma, to Mami, to Norito, to Saki, and to Sayaka! Martin-sensei
Photo Album on Martin Connolly's site.
We went to Opera house. It was very big building. I was happy that it was sunny today because It was raining yesterday. I wanted to stay a little longer in Sydney. Australia was really fun !! (MS)
We arrived at Haneda on the morning of Sept. 4 and the study tour 2016 was concluded. We all miss Armidale and Australia! (MS)
Today we left Armidale. We had to say goodbye to our host family and ELC teachers. I was very sad when we left Armidale. I really appreciate my host family and our teachers. I want to come back to Armidale soon! After that, we arrived in Sydney. I enjoyed shopping at QVB and Aussie beef was so beautiful ! I can't believe that tomorrow will be our last day in Australia, but I had a lot of fun. (NK)
Today was a special day. We gave presentation in front of our host families. I was very nervous but I thought it was a good experience that improves my presentation skills. After the presentation, we performed a dance and a song. My host family's son, Robby, participated in YOKAI TAISO and I was very glad. I met many people and talked. I will never forget this experience. (TS)
This is the last day in Armidale! We ate pizza with our host family and then, we made our final presentation, sang a song and danced 'Yokai Excercise. I want to stay here longer... I could experience many things I cannot do in Japan. Thank you so much everyone:) (ES)