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Sixth installment of ELP Lecture Series to be held on June 18

In an effort to provide opportunities to listen to real English outside the classroom, this year the English Language Program, a part of the university’s Department of Foreign Language Education, will continue to offer 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 sixth lecture in the series, “Waiting in the Wings: Japanese Suburban Birdlife,” will be held on Wednesday, June 18. Can you distinguish between a skylark and a sparrow? Can you tell the difference between migratory birds, which live in different places at different times of the year, and resident birds, which stay in Japan all year? Birds surround us every day, but we often don’t notice them. Through this lecture, ELP teacher Dan Barnett will give you a new appreciation of our winged neighbors.

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 five lectures in the ELP Lecture Series can be watched here:

Date and timeWednesday, June 18, from 17:50 to 18:40
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: