A former student of mine once said that Japanese are a lot like penguins - very social within their own "colony" but hesitant to act independently outside it. But, to eat -- to survive -- penguins must leave the safety of the colony and dive into water where sharks could be waiting to eat them. Naturally, none of them want to be the first to jump in but, eventually, one gets hungry enough and makes the dive. The others soon follow under his protection. In today's global world, to succeed -- to survive – you, too, must leave the safety of the group and dive into the open waters of the English-speaking world. I challenge you to take risks in class. Sure, it's scary but, it can also be exhilarating! The risks are worth it. Be the first penguin.
Communication competence is very important. Language is one of the tools, but other things, such as knowledge of other cultures, are also important. It is never too late to start something new!
To be a good speaker, you have to use English. Try the next 3 things every day: Make 3 English sentences. Say those 3 sentences aloud. Write them down in a diary. You will be pretty fluent in a year!
Recently, I believe how you enjoy your life is more important than what you achieve in your life. I hope many KIT students can encounter the moment when they are into what they are learning and enjoy the processes. By the way, I am enjoying looking at your smiling faces in my English classes this semester, too.
Finding a chance to speak English can be difficult, but KIT has a lot of resources that can help you improve your English ability. Please take advantage of them!
Welcome to the world of language! By learning English, you will discover and express yourself in a totally new perspective. I hope to help you enjoy your English study at KIT. Please come and visit me anytime!
There’s a famous Japanese saying which loosely translates to: “If you collect enough small pieces, eventually the pile will become a mountain.” This is how you can think about studying English at KIT. Try to focus on getting and practicing a few pieces in each class. When you finish, you’ll have a mountain of knowledge and skill. The key point? Try your best to collect those little pieces!
We tend to remember things better if we are interested in them. I think the same is true in learning English. If you can learn to enjoy something in English, for example your hobby, you will remember it better. You may not be interested in every topic in every class, but if you look around, I think you will find something interesting. Try English Lounge, Mini-Workshop, or talking with one of the English teachers. I am sure you will find something that interests you, and that will help you learn English.
English is the second most spoken language in the world. Just imagine the endless opportunities available to you when you can communicate in English. Take your classes seriously; they will pay off one day.
Hello! If you know English, you will have more various possibilities in the future. I was able to make a lot of friends who are from different countries and learn and share their and my culture with them. I think this is wonderful experience! So, please study English hard at KIT!
Learning a foreign language is similar to training for any sport: it takes hard work, dedication, and coaching. Remember, no athlete was made over night. A little practice each day will take you far!
To improve your English you need to use your English. You have an excellent opportunity to practice using English while you’re studying at K.I.T. If you make the most of this opportunity, your English will get better. We are here to help you.
Learning English is difficult and challenging, but if you can speak English, you can communicate with friends in the world. The first step to become a good English speaker is to practice. Come to English events and have a wonderful conversation.
In language learning, it's not important to use the correct grammar 100% of time. It is more critical to guess and try to communicate your meaning. You will find that you learn more from doing this than trying to be right all of the time. Have fun with English! Good luck and good guessing!
English is a world language. International business is largely conducted in English, so even if you do not intend to work abroad, good knowledge of English can make you more valuable in your professional life. Not only that, but if you vacation abroad, most likely you will be able to discover more in foreign countries if you speak English! So take advantage of the many opportunities at EEC to practice your English, and if you see a confused foreign tourist downtown, take a minute to help them. Who knows what practice and mastery of English could bring you in the future; you might just end up living and working in a fascinating new country--just like your EEC teachers do!
Learning a foreign language requires dedication and motivation, but rewards you with the chance to gain a different perspective when looking at the world, cultures, and even yourself. English can help quench the thirst of your curiosity, whether it is in travel, meeting new people, your future career, or simply trying to understand the world and people around you and beyond. Have fun on your journey to learning English!
Learning English is a lot like hiking up to the tallest mountain you see in the horizon. It is an endeavor that requires the right preparation and persistence. The path will be expectedly arduous and full of pitfalls. However, this journey can be one of the most transformative experiences in your life. Follow the trail or make your own, and many opportunities and an immense community of English speakers await you. We are here to guide you up the mountain. See you there!
Students have a broad range of goals in English. Some may hope to one day be fluent while for others it may be enough to be able to watch movies, listen to music, or participate in basic conversation. At the EEC we are here to help every student reach their personal goals in the English language. Come see us outside of class during office hours for help, or just for a conversation! You’ll be glad you did.
In the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Gandalf says: All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. If you want to improve, invest the time!
To develop your global communication skill, you need plenty of interaction experiences with non-Japanese speakers in real life. Make use of such opportunities we offer on campus!