語村の新しい先生、デイビッド・フェリス先生についてご紹介します！ 徳島在住歴なんとAlmost 12年！！英語村の生徒さんの中にも知っている人がいるかもしれませんね。イギリス出身で、きれいなブリティッシュイングリッシュです。 フレンドリーでおもしろい先生ですから、ぜひ、話しかけてみてください！ Name： David Farries Home Town： Middlesbrough, UK Blood Type： A＋ Favorite food： Avocado Interests： Birdwatching, Photography, History Favorite Place in Tokushima：Dejima Wild Bird Park (那賀川出島野鳥公園)
Before I left the UK, I was a drama graduate, running acting classes and preparing children for auditions in theater and television. I’ve been helping Japanese people learn English for many years, teaching adults and children of all ages in several prefectures. For four years, I developed English study textbooks in Japan, but my favorite environment is a big room full of energetic children. Teaching is a fascinating job. There are always new skills for me to learn and I love seeing children growing into confident English speakers. I’m excited about contributing to the Tokushima community by working with the great team at Daiichi English Village
年末年始、みなさんはいかがお過ごしでしたか。わたしの周りでは、スノボに行ったとか、海外に行ったとか、楽し気な話がきこえてきます。わたしはというと、家でずーっと、クリス先生おすすめの「Game of Thrones」を見ていました（笑）エミリア・クラークがかわいいのです。確か、「ハン・ソロ」にも出てたと思います。「年末年始で7章全部見た」というと笑われるのですが、本人はそれはそれで楽しい年末年始の過ごし方だったと思っています。
Thank you all for coming to Hackathon ver 1.1 at English Village! We were thrilled at the turnout and were blown away by the amazing projects the contestants were able to make.
We had three teams competing for awards and glory in a two hour, non-stop programming competition. The younger programmers on the JAVA team created “Plane vs. Sock” and presented it to their fellow programmers. Well done to the two boys who took home the coveted “Most Festive” award at the event.
With help from a surprise guest, the ladies from team Python were really able to pull off something quite spectacular in their two-hour programming session. Additional support was provided by a retired computer science professor who happened to be in attendance that day, but we all know that the brains behind their Mouse Shooting Game came from the ladies themselves. For their ingenuity, team Python took home the “Stinkiest Sock” award.
The Ruby team was a bit all over the place, but despite their snacking proclivities, they were able to put together something quite unique. Rock clones all over the place and a shooting taco, the boys of team Ruby took home the “Snackathon” award for their valiant snacking efforts.
Our last team really showed us how it’s done with their two player soccer/survival game. Play against your friend and try to survive the barrage of soccer balls. For their mad skillz, the boys earned the “MVP” award.
Thanks to all of the young programmers who came out for our first Hackathon. This is only the first of many, so keep your programming skills sharp for Hackathon ver 1.2 at English Village. See you then!
In the final week of the cooking course, we invited parents and friends to join us in the cafe space. Each class put on their own version of a cafe, complete with menus and a unique cafe name, like “The Yummy Cafe”.
Students greeted their guests at the front door and escorted them to their seats. We had beautiful handmade menus from which they could choose drinks, sandwiches, and a delicious dessert. The guests could ask questions like “What’s in a Shirley Temple?” or “What does it taste like?” You can see from the video that the kids did most of the work in the kitchen. They all worked really well together as a team, and I’m very proud of them!
I’m excited to see the next iteration of the cafe. Maybe we can include some seasonal drinks like hot chocolate or flavored tea.
Thank you to all the parents and families who came, and of course to all the students who worked so hard in preparation. Everyone did an amazing job!
生徒たちはゲストを入口で出迎え、席までエスコートしました。みんなひとりひとりが手作りしたメニューは、とてもきれいに仕上がっていて、ゲストはそのメニューから、飲み物、サンドウィッチ、おいしいデザートを選びました。ゲストは質問してもOK。もちろん質問も答えも英語です。たとえば「What’s in a Shirley Temple?」とか「What does it taste like?」といったゲストからの質問にも生徒たちはがんばって答えていましたよ。ビデオを見てもお分かりいただけるように、子供たちはキッチンでのほとんどの仕事を自分たちでこなしていました。チームとして、みんなで協力しながらがんばってくれた生徒たちを本当に誇りに思います！