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ニュージーランド・リンカーン大学サマーキャンプ(その1)【Summer Program at Lincoln University, New Zealand – Part 1】

posted Feb 25, 2014, 11:03 PM by Yoshitaka Uchida Hokudai

 Since I was appointed at Hokkaido University, I have been feeling some difficulties in developing students’ ability to speak English. Many students feel that there are not many chances to speak/use English and they do not even push themselves hard enough to improve their English. Contrastingly, Japanese Universities have been started many projects under the name of “globalization”.
   In my personal opinion, I do not think these projects are effectively performed. For example, to improve students’ English, somebody has to teach them. English taught in Universities has to be more than just basic conversation skills, but should be more specialized. Agricultural students have to learn some special terminologies used in Agriculture.
   I have been struggling to do this for the last 12 months or so. Recently, my University offered a small fund for students to go to New Zealand to learn some Agricultural English. I started a project to send some students to Lincoln University, where I studied (to be continued).