English Café Luncheon を開催しました
Have you ever wondered about the difference between a lunch and a luncheon (pronounced LUNCHin)? According to some dictionaries, luncheon is just another word for a lunch, either a formal lunch or party where a light meal is served. Here on campus, English Café Luncheon is an informal occasion to use English outside the classroom while enjoying lunchtime with friends and teachers. This past Tuesday, November 7, English Café Luncheon was held in one section of the school cafeteria at lunchtime. About 30 students and more than 9 faculty members participated in the event. The main part of the luncheon was simply conversing in English at the tables. A special highlight of this luncheon was the presence of two lively students from the College of Micronesia (CoM) National Campus. The students shared about some differences they were finding between their country, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and Japan. Both students are visiting our campus for two weeks on an exchange program organized by APIC, short for “Association for Promotion of International Cooperation,” which handles development cooperation projects in Japan. On the APIC website, you can read about the strong bonds between FSM and Japan.
English Café Luncheon is part of the Sophia University Junior College Division “English in Action Program” which includes a website freely accessible from the university homepage. The website includes links to resources students can use to learn English outside the classroom, anytime and anywhere. This luncheon was co-sponsored by the SUJCD International Exchange Working Group. English Café Luncheons are held every year and are advertised on Loyola and by posters on campus. All student are welcome either to help prepare or just attend the event. Watch for information concerning upcoming English Café Luncheons and feel free to come for luncheon!