Enjoy Foreign Languages

To promote international understanding and training volunteers, MAFGA provides many language programs.  Applications are received in April and September.  The classes usually start toward the end of the following month.  A course has 10 to 15 lessons.  Fee must be paid in a lump sum in advance.

Language courses for international understanding

[Language Classes]

English conversation classes: Basic/Beginner/Intermediate/”Second-chance” English conversation (evening)/Kids English conversation classes (Basic/Beginner)
Chinese conversation classes: Basic/Beginner
Italian conversation classes: Basic/Beginner
Spanish conversation classes: (cooperated with “Club de Amigos de Latinoamérica de Osaka”): Basic/Beginner/Intermediate

[2012 First term schedule]

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday
Day class 1
(13:00~14:30)
English
(Basic)
Italian
(Basic 13:30~15:00)
English
(Intermediate)
Spanish
(Beginner/
Intermediate)
Day class 2
(14:45~16:15)
English
(Beginner)
Day class 3
(15:00~16:30)
Italian
(Beginner 15:30~17:00)
Spanish
(Basic)
Evening class
(16:30~17:30)
Kids
(Basic)
Kids
(Beginner)
Night class
(19:00~20:30)
Chinese
(Beginner)
“Second-chance” English
Chinese
(Basic)

* English Conversation – Basic (15 lessons)

Students learn basic English conversation.  This is a good starter class.

Class meeting time: Tuesday 13:00~14:30
(Class schedule is subject to change during holidays and year-end and New Year’s holidays.)
Place: MAFGA Meeting Room

* English Conversation – Beginner (15 lessons)

Students step up from the basic English conversation level.  This is a good class to brush up daily conversation level.

Class meeting time: Tuesday 14:45~16:15
(Class schedule is subject to change during holidays and year-end and New Year’s holidays.)
Place: MAFGA Meeting Room


Marina Todo, an instructor for Basic and Beginner classes
Hello, Friends,
Use your knowledge anywhere, anytime.  It’s your chance to get better.  I invite you to review and enjoy conversation in English.

Enjoy and learn English .  This is a chance to expand your horizon.

* English Conversation – Intermediate (15 lessons)

Students learn more practical English conversations by using idioms and phrases commonly used in everyday life.

Class meeting time: Friday 13:00~14:30
(Class schedule is subject to change during holidays and year-end and New Year’s holidays.)
Place: Human Rights Utopia Meeting Room

* Second-chance English Conversation (15 lessons)

This is your second chance to learn English.  Students learn elaborate expressions using idioms and phrases.

Class meeting time: Friday 19:00~20:30
(Class schedule is subject to change during holidays and year-end and New Year’s holidays.)
Place: Minoh Citizen’s Activity Center (Minoh Market Park Visola-WEST 2F)

* Kids English Conversation – Basic (15 lessons)

The class is designed for lower grades elementary school students and first time-learners of English.  Students learn English through singing and dancing.

Class meeting time: Monday 16:30~17:30
(Class schedule is subject to change during holidays and year-end and New Year’s holidays.)
Place: MAFGA Meeting Room

* Kids English Conversation – Beginner (15 lessons)

This class is for elementary school students with some English learning experience.  Students continue to learn basic English and improve communication skills.

Class meeting time: Tuesday 16:30~17:30
(Class schedule is subject to change during holidays and year-end and New Year’s holidays.)
Place: MAFGA Meeting Room

Voice from a student of Kids English Conversation (Beginner)

It’ been a year since I joined this class.  In the beginning I had no clue what the teacher was saying in class but the class was fun.   As I continued, my pronunciation was improved and I learned how to read, too.

Donald Gagner, an instructor for Intermediate and Second-chance English Conversation classes & Kids English Conversation classes

Hello, please join me for a fun, interesting and effective English experience.

* Italian Conversation – Basic (15 lessons)

This is a good class for a first time-learner of Italian language.  Students learn basic Italian conversation emphasizing the phrases commonly used in traveling.

Class meeting time: Wednesday 13:30~15:00
(Class schedule is subject to change during holidays and year-end and New Year’s holidays.)
Place: Human Rights Utopia Meeting Room

* Italian Conversation – Beginner (15 lessons)

This class is designed to brush up conversation skills while learning the cultural charms of Italy, a country of the sun.

Class meeting time: Wednesday 15:30~17:00
(Class schedule is subject to change during holidays and year-end and New Year’s holidays.)
Place: Human Rights Utopia Meeting Room


Giuseppe Fino, an instructor for Italian Conversation classes

Hello.  I’m Giuseppe Fino.
Join me to learn the language and culture of Italy.
See you in the class.
Ciao!

* Chinese Conversation – Basic (15 lessons)

This class is for a first-time learner of Chinese.  Students learn the phonetic symbol.

Class meeting time: Friday 19:00~20:30
(Class schedule is subject to change during holidays and year-end and New Year’s holidays.)
Place: Minoh Citizen’s Activity Center (Minoh Market Park Visola-WEST 2F)

* Chinese Conversation – Beginner (15 lessons)

This class is for people with Chinese learning experience of 1 year or longer.  Class discusses the culture of China, your neighboring country.

Class meeting time: Tuesday 19:00~20:30
(Class schedule is subject to change during holidays and year-end and New Year’s holidays.)
Place: Minoh Citizen’s Activity Center (Minoh Market Park Visola-WEST 2F)


Yang Ling Lin, an instructor for Beginner Chinese Conversation class

Hi!  I am Yang Ling Lin from China.
Are you interested in your neighboring country?
Would you like to have some experience with real Chinese language?
Learn about Chinese food, famous tourist spots, Chinese New Year customs and more while you learn Chinese language.

* Spanish Conversation – Basic/Beginner/Intermediate (20 lessons)

MAFGA, together with “Club de Amigos de Latinoamérica de Osaka”, an NGO contributing translated books to Peru, offers Spanish classes twice a month.  After completion of the class, students have opportunities to participate in the CALO’s picture book translation activity.

Class meeting time: 1st & 3rd Saturday 13:00~14:30
(Class schedule is subject to change during holidays and year-end and New Year’s holidays.)

Place: Minoh Citizen’s Activity Center (Minoh Market Park Visola-WEST 2F)
Co-host : Club de Amigos de Latinoamérica de Osaka (CALO)


Teresa, an instructor for Spanish Conversation classes

Currently, more than four hundred million people use Spanish as their mother tongue.  Other than Spain, Spanish is used in 21 countries which makes it a very important language.  It is phonetically the same as roman letters and a comparatively easy language for Japanese to pick up.  Join me to study Spanish in a small class.

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