Previously, 英語準備会 (eigo・junbi・kai) is an event which literally translates to the English preparation for outgoing volunteers before they embark on their journey to selected countries abroad. This 英語準備会 was aimed to:
The program was facilitated twice a month in separate classification depending on their English skill level. These were 英語準備会べギナー (beginner) and 英語準備会アドバンス (advanced), both of which were organized by our English-speaking interns. Originally, these events were formally structured with specific tasks such such as quizzes relating to Japan or the country abroad and situational problems which may likely occur in the duration of the volunteer period. This provides space for possible interactions with foreigners, and a chance to anticipate possible occurrences and come up with responses for wholesome and better experience living abroad.
TalkENG shares the same goals as the previous 英語準備会. However, it opens up a whole lot of space for creativity and extensive engagement among participants than prior. TalkENG is more free, open and casual.
Without the fixed structure for the flow of the event, it will be a much easier alternative to encourage participants to speak English. Topics will be arranged by our facilitators in advance.
The agenda is more target-focused on enhancing the capacity of volunteers to communicate well with their peers. The desired objective is the acquisition of self-expression skills which is expected to boost confidence among volunteers towards their long-term volunteer process.
In other words, TalkENG (homophonic to talking), precisely as the name suggests, is a space where we talk with one another using English.
Who can participate?
As opposed to the previous 英語準備会, TalkENG invites anyone interested to have a chitchat with peers using English as a medium for communication. Together with outgoing volunteers, ICYE co-workers, interns, incoming foreign volunteers to Japan, and anyone in the public community can join. Hence, it is open to all.
Since it is accessible by everyone, this offers a wide-range of interactions in a diverse group which is believed to be a strong factor to help participants get used to various differences in ideas, opinions, beliefs, experiences, or even just the manner of talking and expressing oneself.
How can I participate?
We have provided a fixed Zoom meeting link for all TalkENG events onwards. All you have to do is log in to Zoom on the day of the scheduled TalkENG event you wish to participate in, and wait for our TalkENG facilitator to start the program. So easy right?
Below is the link and password to access all future ICYE TalkENG events.
Meeting ID: 823 5055 5549
When do we have TalkENG?
What are you waiting for? Share the news, invite your friends and come join us in TalkENG!