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vol.8 The University of Newcastle, Australia (3S Ms. Yamagata)

The University of Newcastle, Australia

3rd year of the Department of Intelligent System Engineering
Ms. Aoi Yamagata

I had a lot of great experiences when I went to study English to the University of Newcastle in Australia for 5 weeks.


Gardening Volunteer

At university, we had total of 4 hours of English classes a day. We studied listening, reading and grammar by using print out and focused on speaking by doing followings; 1. We made simple conversations with classmates (Korean, Chinese, Saudis), 2. We repeated to record own speaking by reading a short story and checked pronunciations. We did a lot of speaking practices that we usually didn’t in Japan.

Lunch break was 2 hours, so I could join some volunteer activities at the university. Also, I practiced English conversation with my Japanese classmates who I met there while we had lunch together. It encouraged me very much that I met people who had a same goal, to improve English.


Last day of the course

I would like to mention about my homestay in Australia as well. I was nervous to talk to the host mother each time, but I managed to tell her my thoughts by doing my best. She took me many local places and cooked Australian meals for me. If I had visited Australia as personal vacation, I wouldn’t have had such a wonderful experience.

I could improve not only my English, but myself as I met many people and felt the beautiful Newcastle nature.

(Studied English at the University of Newcastle, 2017/08/26 – 2017/10/02)

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