Summer Homestay in Auckland, New Zealand.

2016.9.6 [Language Center Blog] 教職員  担当: Daniel Stifler

 Ms. Shinoda in Ko Ichi spent some time in New Zealand this summer and gave me this wonderful report. Please take a look at it!


 Staying in New Zealand was wonderful! It was the first time for me to go to abroad but I experienced many valuable things in New Zealand. I found a lot of differences of culture between Japan and New Zealand. People in New Zealand do not peel apples.
They are not punctual so my English teacher came into the classroom late every day.
Students in New Zealand can use their phones and eat snacks in the school.

 I learned not only English but also Maori culture, and the history of the country.
Maori are aboriginal people in New Zealand. Their culture is peculiar so it was interesting for me to learn about it. We danced the Haka, a traditional Maori dance.

 My host family was nice and kind to me. My host sister, Nicole, was my best English teacher. We went to school together every day. When I made Okonomiyaki for dinner, she helped me. We made origami, played cards every night, and talked about Japan and New Zealand. We made a lot of memories. She will come to Shinagawa-ku, where I live, next year! I'm looking forward to meeting her again.

 New Zealand was a very good country!
ニュージランドはとてもいい国だ!   Translated by M.O 高一