Logo4_white

STUDENT VOICES

What our students had to say ...

Commons_8
Supported by Dr. Wani,<br />the Osaka University mascot.

I think that this way of studying English, with mentoring, is different from my learning style before.

Before the mentoring, my way to study English was a one-way process. In the mentoring, my mentor corrected my essays and talked with me. Even when I watched TED talks, she gave me some questions to lead my idea. I actually felt that I could study English better when I communicate with English speakers.

– a mentee –

実際に英語でコミュニケーションをとるのに必要な能力を効率よく得られたのではないかと思います。

– a mentee –

She adopted the strategy and vocabulary to the best of her abilities and immediately sought to integrate these things into her tasks.

She enjoys English a lot and is keen to improve it; she therefore studied hard outside of our lessons and this makes a big difference.

She took the tips I gave her to heart and started reading novels to improve her reading skills. I believe she will do fine on her test.

– a mentor –

He was a great mentee! He was very motivated, and he always did work and practiced outside of the mentoring sessions. Teaching him was a pleasure. I only wish I had more time to help him improve more.

– a mentor –

After the mentoring, the barrier that I had felt while speaking English in front of the IELTS examiner diminished dramatically.

– a mentee –

Supported by Dr. Wani,<br />the Osaka University mascot.

自分で勉強するだけでは気づかないことに気づくことが出来ましたし、定期的に留学生と勉強することによってモチベーション維持につながりました。

– a mentee –

In every speaking lesson, my mentor gave me a topic and I talked about it. I struggled to start out. Then she told me to use a mind map and set a key word for the topic. Then I wrote down words that I came up with from the key word on the map. Suddenly I could then find the vocabulary that I needed to express myself.

– a mentee –

Before taking part in ‘Project HELP!’, I didn’t check my speech or have any real feedback about it. However, my mentor indicated areas of speech that were unclear, then I realized the necessity to reconsider the way of structuring sentences in everyday conversation. My English is much more fluent, and best of all, I can be understood!

– a mentee –

Whenever she taught me such words, she checked if I really understood the meaning and took the time to allow me to take notes, so I appreciated it very much.

– a mentee –

My mentor has always been friendly and gentle, which made me comfortable while mentoring. Moreover, she every time constructed our mentoring firmly in advance and often gave me some assignments.

That was a big help for me, and I'm very thankful to her.

– a mentee –

My mentor told me that I had to keep speaking English. My English was really poor yet she listened patiently and encouraged me to speak, so I tried to speak English more and more without worrying and my confidence improved. Moreover she introduced good sites to study English. The phrase “keep talking” is the most memorable. This phrase gives me encouragement to keep moving forward with my English.

– a mentee –

At the end of the mentoring, my mentor encouraged me. Because of this, I could take the test in a calm manner. 

– a mentee –

 

I had a nice time mentoring her! She is a very kind student, who participated eager in every session.

We primarily focused on speaking, as she didn't feel confident in speaking in the beginning. I think she made a good effort in speaking, but still has to practice more to get an everyday routine.

I really enjoyed this experience, as it was new for me to teach English to a stranger.  And it showed me quite well, where the problems in the English language lay for Japanese students. Thank you for offering Project Help!

– a mentor –

He knows his limit when it comes to English and that makes him a realistic learner. Gradually we changed those limits. His learning motives are admirable which makes me think that he could go far in English.

– a mentor –

Project-HELP!_Mentor-Training-Course-2015-Nov2015_group-photo-with-Dean-sensei

She is passionate about being an active member in the international community, and she was a joy to work with.

I have seen her work so hard and progress very far within the span of our limited lessons.

I have confidence in her English abilities, but more importantly I hope she has found confidence within herself.

– a mentor –

"Barriers I'd felt speaking English diminished dramatically"