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泉佐野郷土芸能の集い

Summer Festival in IZUMISANO
2019.07.27

 第44回泉佐野郷土芸能の集いが、りんくうタウン駅近くの府営りんくう公園第2駐車場で開催され、市民や外国人観光客でにぎわいました。 ica日本語教室の学習者を中心に、6カ国10名の外国人が浴衣を着て、日本の夏祭りを楽しみました。また、icaは昨年と同じく「世界のお土産品が当たるチャリティーくじ」を出店し、子どもや外国人の人気を集めました。

Hometown Celebration

Summer Festival in Izumisano
July 27, 2019


The 44th Annual Izumisano Folk Art Festival was held at Rinku Park, near Rinku Town Station. The event was packed with local citizens and foreign tourists. Ten foreigners from six different countries, mainly learners of ica Japanese language classes, wore traditional yukata and enjoyed the summer festivities. Like last year, ica set up a booth titled Charity Lottery. The booth attracted children and foreigners alike, giving them a chance to win souvenirs from around the world.

みんなでにほんごはなしましょう

Japanese class presentation
2019.6.15(土)


日本語教室発表会「みんなで にほんご はなしましょう」が6月15日(土)に開催され、57人が参加しました。発表者は8カ国14名。自分の日本語のレベルに合わせて、スピーチや歌を披露しました。

…………… 参加者のみなさんの感想 ……………

●いろいろなスピーチを聞くのは楽しく、今日は新しい何かを学びました。また、とても短い期間で日本語を話せるようになった学習者の人もいて、びっくりしました。(ジェフリー/ドイツ)
●とてもよいかつどうです。はじめてなので、きんちょうしました。ほかのちゅうごくのひとともはなしができて、とてもたのしかったです。(孫琳/中国)
●みなさん日本語が上手で、聞いていてよくわかりました。(S)
●久しぶりにicaのイベントに参加しました。学習者のみなさんが増加し、しかも色々な国から来ているのにびっくりしました。(T)
●学習者と先生の関係がどのペアも非常に良くて、ほほえましかったです(M)
●いろんな思いが伝わってきた発表会でした。今日のために、すごく頑張ってきたことがわかります。(K)
●日本語教室としてだけでなく、他の国の文化を知り、それを通して日本のことをもっと知ることができたのが興味深く、よかったです。(U)

It’s Time to Speak Japanese!

Japanese Class Presentation
Saturday, June 15, 2019



Let’s Speak Japanese was held on Saturday, June 15. Students of ica learning Japanese, had a chance to present in front of an audience. Fourteen presenters from eight different countries, with various levels of Japanese, performed a song or gave a speech.

Impressions from presenters and audience members

  • It was fun to hear various speeches. I learned some new things. I was also surprised that some of the learners were able to speak Japanese in such a short period of time. (Jeffrey / Germany)
  • It was a very fun activity. It was my first time so I was a bit nervous. It was great to be able to talk with other Chinese people. (Sonlin/ China)
  • Everyone was good at Japanese and I had no problem understanding. (S)
  • It’s been a long time since I participated in the ica event. I was surprised to hear that the number of learners increased.  In addition, they’ve come from various countries. (T)
  • The relationships between the learners and the teachers were warm and congenial. (M)
  • Various thoughts and ideas were presented. I could see that they’d worked very hard for this day. (K)
  • It was very interesting to get a better understanding of Japan, not only in the Japanese classroom but also by understanding the culture of other countries.(U)