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SEP Orientation

SEP students came together for an orientation session. This was the first time since early 2020 that SEP students were able to gather in person as a group.

Together at last

Back in April, we each set personal goals for the semester. Were we successful? What will we do to continue improving our English during the long summer months?

We've now made our plans, and this summer we will encourage each other as we push forward!

Meet SEP 2022

Hello! We're SEP 2022. 60 of us joined SEP in April. This is going to be a great year.

Greetings from SEP 2022

Although this photo was taken on Zoom, our classes moved back to the physical classroom on May 9th. It's fun getting to meet everyone in person!

Now we're getting used to doing everything in English. Next week, the English Lounge opens. We're excited to see what surprises await.

SEP 2022 Information Session

Welcome to Mie University! The Special English Program (SEP) is recruiting new students for 2022-2023.

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Reflecting on the ELTC Online Course

The five-day online intensive study program at ELTC has finished. What did SEP students say about the experience?

Students from various countries learning together.

Different Cultures, Different Values
"I could feel the differences in cultures and ways of thinking."

"It was a good experience for me to understand the culture of the UK."

"I learned a lot about British scenic spots and culture, as well as some authentic English expressions."

"I was really impressed by other countries' students. They expressed their opinions very clearly, and gave good examples."

Developing Abilities
"I am now able to express my opinions better in English."

"Throughout this intensive English course, I not only learned about many ways to develop a discussion but also practiced them immediately, which means both input and output, so I feel my English and discussion abilities have greatly improved."

"At the beginning of the week, I could not express my opinion very much. However, as the time passed, I gradually became able to speak English more smoothly."

"My English skill, especially in terms of logical speech, has developed drastically."

Final Thoughts
"I had a wonderful experience at ELTC. The lectures and discussions were great, of course, and moreover the assistance from people of the ELTC Team was [kind-hearted]."

"This course was hard for me, but I enjoyed it very much! Thank you for giving me this opportunity."

"It was perfect."

ELTC Online Programme: 14-18 March

On Monday, SEP students begin their five-day intensive online study programme with the University of Sheffield's ELTC.

The Diamond - University of Sheffield, England

An international environment
This language and cultural awareness course will bring together students from Europe, the Middle East, and Central and East Asia in a collaborative learning environment.

The course
Each day of the course begins with a language development lesson. In addition to building language skills, this lesson prepares students for the day's 45-minute lecture in English, the theme of which changes each time.

The post-lecture discussion offers opportunities to exchange ideas and opinions with local students and classmates of various nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

The day finishes with either social activities that give students the chance to interact outside of the classroom setting, or additional on-demand learning opportunities.

The takeaway
By the end of the course, students are expected to have improved their English abilities, their cultural understanding, and their international outlook. (Not to mention that this course is a great chance to make friends from around the world!)

In case you were wondering
The start of the course was delayed by industrial action (strikes) at UK universities in February. Now we're excited and ready to go.

Looking ahead
We'll post again after the course to tell you how it went!

SEP in 2022

Sheffield, England


Thank you for joining us again in 2022. SEP has exciting plans all year, starting with the ELTC online course, which is scheduled to begin in two weeks.

We look forward to giving you a window into each step of our journey. Let's make 2022 a great year!

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