Hello everybody! Maria here. How are you doing? It’s winter now, and it means the best season for visiting an onsen, or a hot spring, has come. Here in Kobe we are very lucky to have Arima Onsen, one of the oldest hot springs in the country, just on the other side of the mountains. So just after the New Year I decided to go there. My favorite way to get to Arima onsen is by the Rokko-Arima ropeway. It’s a little bit more expensive than going by bus or train, but it is much more fun, and you...

基本英会話 · 2020/01/22
Hello. I’m sure you already know “thank you” but when you want to thank someone for something they did for you recently, you can say, “Thank you for ...” Examples: A: Thank you for dinner the other night. B: You’re welcome A:先日は夕飯をありがとう B:どういたしまして A: Thank you for coming early. B: No problem. A:早く来てくれてありがとう B:問題ないよ Easy right? Thank you for reading this post.

お知らせ · 2020/01/19
2020年1月4日(土)から2020年3月31日(火)まで Winterキャンペーンを実施いたします! 通常体験レッスン1000円(税込)のところ ワンコインの500円になるお得なキャンペーンです。 この機会にぜひ、英会話を始めてみませんか? 体験レッスン中は、通常レッスンと同様に、ワンドリンクを サービスさせていただきます。...

講師ブログ · 2020/01/15
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your family! Today, let’s talk about the differences between new year in America and Japan. In America, we stay awake until mid-night. Many people in large cities such as New York City will gather to watch a ball drop. Ten seconds before the clock reads 12:00 a.m. everyone gathered around counts out loud from ten (10, 9, 8, 7…) to one and watches a ball drop. The ball stops and midnight and everyone shouts, “Happy New Year.”...

講師ブログ · 2020/01/11
Hi everyone, Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful time during the holidays.

使えるフレーズ · 2020/01/08
Have you ever done something that is wrong or made an incorrect assumption? If so, then you were barking up the wrong tree. This phrase comes from a dog chasing an animal up a tree. The animal escapes to a different tree but the dog is still barking up the same tree, even though it’s empty. You’re likely to hear this phrase in police dramas. Examples: The police thought they were pursuing the correct suspect, but they were barking up the wrong tree. If she thinks I’m going to help her,...

イベント · 2019/12/25
こんにちは☆ 12月15日(日)にChristmas Partyを開催いたしました♬ 今年も例年通りスクール内でパーティーを行いました。 生徒さま、生徒さまのご友人とワイワイ楽しい時間を過ごすことができました^^

イベント · 2019/12/21
こんにちは☆ 先週の日曜日に第3回目のMovie Eventを 開催いたしました~♬ 今回の映画は........ 初級クラス《アイスエイジ3》 中級クラス《チャーリーとチョコレート工場》でした^^ 講師が作成したプリントを使って映画に関するクイズを 出したりととても盛り上がりました♬

基本英会話 · 2019/12/14
Hello! Our basic conversation phrase for today is Would you like to..? If you want to ask someone what they want to do in a polite way, you can say, “Would you like to…?” Examples: ① A: Would you like to have dinner with me Friday night? B: No, sorry. ② A: Would you like to go to the beach with me? I’m going surfing. B: Yeah, let’s go! ③ A: Would you like to eat anything else? B: No, thank you. I’m full. 《日本語訳》 ①...

使えるフレーズ · 2019/12/11
Hello! Autumn is here and autumn is the season for nuts. If you really like something or someone, you can say that you are nuts about it. Examples; About something: “Have you tried these new chocolate cookies from Hokkaido? I’m really nuts about them.” About someone: “I recently starting dating this woman and I’m nuts about her.” ●日本語訳:『~に夢中』という意味です