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Japanese & English Language Exchange

An exclusive opportunity for children from Japan and UK to virtually come together, travel, and practise their conversational skills.

Duration : 360 mins     Max Size : 25     Destination : Japan & U.K  

Category : Special Events     Recommended For : Schools

Overview

This is an exclusive opportunity for children from Japan and UK to virtually come together, travel, and practise their conversational skills.

Real-world student exchange programs are designed with the purpose of bringing children from two countries together thus acquainting them with each other’s culture and language. However, such programs have limitations and are not been accessible to everyone. Designed around the concept of real-life student exchange programs, Globe From Home’s unique virtual language exchange sessions completely eliminates the limitations of conventional programs. Children from different countries can come together irrespective of their geographical co-ordinates (subject to time zones, of course). On these programs the whole group will experience virtual tours of the each other’s countries. Besides learning about the local culture and traditions they will have the opportunity to practise their conversational skills. More importantly, as is the case with real travel, children will form a bond with each other, helping them to build their social and empathetic skills.

On this program, children learning Japanese in western schools and those in Japan looking to improve their English speaking skills will be paired together. Lasting 90 minutes each, the sessions are spread over 6 weeks and can be experienced from the comforts of school/ home. Every session involves a live, interactive tour of the two destinations (if the first week covers a tour of London, the next week would be a tour/ activity from Japan). Over six weeks children get to visit each other’s countries, participate in activities related to each other’s cultures while at the same time having the opportunity to converse with each other. This is  an exclusive program like no other that is proven to bring children from different cultures together while also facilitating life-long learning.

 

Day by day itinerary

Week 1/ Session 1:  One-on-one pairing and introductions between children + joint sightseeing tour of London

Week 2/ Session 2:  Tour of Shibuya, the commercial heart of Tokyo  + One-on-one conversations between children.

Week 3/ Session 3:  Sightseeing Tour of London + One-on one conversations

Week 4/ Session 4:  Origami session from Kyoto in Japan + One-on one conversations

Week 5/ Session 5: Harry Potter Walk including Platform ¾ at Kings Cross + One -on one conversations

Week 6/ Session 6:
Active Sushi making session from Tokyo involving all children+ farewell party



 

Your Presenter

  Charly Jacob

Charly is one of the Executive Producers at Globe from Home and brings more than two decades of experience in Tourism management into creating special travel experiences.

Charly has been involved in campaigns involving the conservation of environment and is an active team member in our Responsible Tourism projects. His other interests include listening to music and driving.

How it works

This program has been designed for children in the UK who are learning Japanese, and those in Japan looking to improve their conversational English. A total of 30 participants are allowed to attend the program (15 from each country). Globe From Home has schools registered with us to participate in the program. We pair schools from the two countries for this tour.

Once the pairing is complete, we send you a detailed itinerary along with a link to join the 6 sessions. Participants can log in from their classrooms/ homes on the scheduled dates using the link provided.

What you need

You will need a stable internet connection and a mobile device (ideally a desktop or laptop) to stream the session.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel and obtain a full refund for this session until 5 days before the date of the first session.

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