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Ninth installment of ELP Lecture Series to be held on November 27

In an effort to provide opportunities to listen to real English outside the classroom, the English Language Program, a part of the university’s Department of Foreign Language Education, offers lectures in the ELP Lecture Series. In this ongoing series, each lecturer chooses an accessible topic and explains it in English which is neither too difficult nor too easy.



The ninth lecture in the series, “The Language and Culture of Hawaii,” will be held on Thursday, November 27. The beautiful Hawaiian islands are favorites not just of Japanese but of people from all over the world. Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana shopping center are well known, but there are eight islands altogether in the chain, and they offer much more than just sun and shopping. In this lecture, ELP teacher Katsuhito Watanabe will take his audience to “The Big Island” to see and experience natural beauty they won’t find anywhere else. Come and learn about Hawaiian culture and pick up the basics of the Hawaiian language; it’ll make your next visit a lot more fun!

The ELP Lecture Series is open to students, faculty, staff, and anybody else whose English skills could use a bit of a challenge. This is a great opportunity for you to have a little overseas study experience right here at home. The first eighth lectures in the ELP Lecture Series can be watched here:

Date and timeThursday, November 27, from 17:50 to 18:35
PlaceRoom A716 (Meimeikan, on Machida Campus)

The lecture will be in English with no translation. There is no fee to attend, and reservations are not necessary.


For additional information, please call the Cornerstone Center office: 042-797-9341. Fax: 042-797-9342. E-mail: corners@obirin.ac.jp.

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