Past Hokudai/Cast Entries

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Hokudai/Cast 21: Learn to Speak a Foreign Language

Today's Hokudai/Cast features seven people talking about how to learn to speak a foreign language. While reading and understanding spoken foreign languages is important, I think we all want to be able to express ourselves by speaking. How do people learn to speak a foreign lanaguge? These seven people will tell you how they did it.
  • Three students tell how they have learned to speak English; one has learned English and Japanese. All three are very good at English but here two speak Japanese.
  • Three teachers also give advice on how to learn to speak a foreign language. One teacher speaks German, English, and Japanese; one teacher speaks Japanese and English and is learning Chinese, and one teacher speaks Japanese, English, and Russian. So pay attention to everyone.
  • One administrator explains how he learned to speak Japanese (Hint: 海外実習.)
A New Feature for Hokudai/Cast is the 海外実習 Interview. Hokudai/Cast has six Hokuriku University students studying in three different countries on 海外実習 – Australia, the United States, and China. They are going to send interviews from those countries.
Today we have our first 海外実習Interview: Masumi interviews Tony, a Chinese student studying English in China.

Finally, a little Japanese study for those of us who have a little Japanese.

Today's music is by Yum (from Kanazawa) and it's called "Beyond the Horizon" from GarageBand Users Club at

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Mirai Sozo is the School of Future Learning at Hokuriku University. The primary focus is on language (English and Chinese) and management (hospital administration, sports, and business).
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