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2021年9月7日

Learning Support for International Students(2021_Autumn)

SLA offers 5 types of support for international students!

SLA (Student Learning Adviser) is a student staff including 3rd year undergraduates to graduate students.

 

Support Menu 1 “Japanese Conversation Session”

▶ For students who want to practice Japanese conversation with natives

    • This is a fun session to practice Japanese conversation with a Japanese native speaker!
    • All levels of Japanese are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
    • How you use it is up to you.
    • Daily conversation practice, questions about Japanese culture and customs, questions about Japanese grammar, and anything else you want to know.
    • However, the SLA is not a specialist in Japanese language education and will answer the questions as a native Japanese speaker.
    • Each session is 30 minutes long.
    • reservation site (https://sla-support.edisone.jp/)

 

Support Menu 2 “Writing Support”

▶ For students who want to improve their Japanese writing

    • Our SLA in charge of academic writing will provide individualized support for you.
    • We can help with your essays, handouts of classes, research proposals, and any other documents written in Japanese.
    • In addition to checking the Japanese language after writing, we also offer consultation on the conceptualization stage before starting to write.
    • Each session is 60 minutes long.
    • reservation site (https://sla-support.edisone.jp/)

 

Support Menu 3 “English Conversation Session”

▶ For students who are not English native speakers

    • This is a fun session to practice speaking English through conversation and games
    • This session can be used not only for daily conversation, but also for presentation and interview practice
    • Each session is 30 minutes long.
    • reservation site (https://sla-support.edisone.jp/)

 

Support Menu 4 “Learning Support for Science Subjects”

▶ For students who need support in studying science subjects

    • We support a wide range of basic education subjects such as “physics”, “mathematics” and “chemistry” of basic education course.
    • You can use our services when you have questions about your class assignments and reports, or about your independent study.
    • We focus on thinking together and finding your challenges rather than teaching you the answers.
    • Each session is 45 minutes long.
    • Not all SLAs can speak English fluently, but we will do our best!
    • reservation site (https://sla-science.edisone.jp/)

 

Support Menu 5 “Workshops

▶  Café Philoshophique “Kangaeru Sofa”  

    • This event is held as a Café philosophique
    • Students from various departments and various grades participate in this event
    • The language used is Japanese. This event is recommended for those who want to use Japanese to express complex ideas.
    • You can also join just to listen!
    • Each session is 90 minutes long

 

◇How to Use the SLA Support

  • Please go to the reservation site to book your appointment. You can select your preferred support and date and time, filling out the required information..
  • Booking for every session requires a Tohoku University DC email account. It will be basically conducted via Google Meet or Zoom, but sometimes in person.
  • Our activities will take place mainly in the afternoons from Monday to Friday during the class period. We accept reservations up to 2 weeks in advance on the reservation site.
  • In order to provide support to as many students as possible, we limit the number of appointments you can make at the same time to one. After the support is completed, you can make a new appointment.
  • Please follow “@sla_tomosodachi” on twitter, where we will update on the reservation site. We also provide other useful information for learning.

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