筑紫女学園大学 留学・研修現地レポート

筑紫女学園大学 留学・研修現地レポート

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ハワイ大学カピオラ二校

丸谷 桜 さん (英語学科 )

大分舞鶴高校 (大分)

A New Semester Begins!
Feb . 2016
I've been so busy since the new term started. In the beginning of the semester I chose my courses. This semester I was unable to take classes with my friends, but now it is okay because I was able to make new friends! The friends I've made in my English class are especially close to me. In this class, my friends are of various ethnic backgrounds such as French, Ukrainian, Middle Eastern, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Every weekend we hang out and enjoy talking to each other.

My English teacher is also very nice. His style of teaching is creative and makes us think about how we can improve not only our English skills, but our abilities as second language learners. Before taking his class I felt that my writing skills were terrible, but since the semester started I have notice a great improvement!

The other classes I'm taking are speech class and Hawaiian studies. Hawaiian studies has provided me with such a unique experience. During the class, learn about Hawaiian language and culture. Our professor even sings us songs from time to time! I've also learned about Hawaiian values such as Ohana, which means family.

In speech class, most of the students are local. We often have class discussions and do presentations so it is challenging for me; that being said, it has been great for improving me speaking skills. By doing these kinds of activities I've also slowly been able to learn idioms and American pop culture.

Outside of school, I've started to take up new activities. Recently I've been hooked on snorkeling every chance we get! My favorite place to snorkel is Hanauma bay which is a famous nature preserve. Originally Hanauma bay was a fishing ground for the Royal families; however, after the royal family was overthrown, it became overfished by foreigners, which endangered the fish populations which is why it is now a nature preserve.

After the new semester started, my life has changed a lot and I want to say thank you to my new friends.
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