The club activities for the language-focused entertainment groups are specifically and intentionally not lessons.
The club activities are a unique opportunity to get together with friends and simply use the language you are learning while you are having fun. The activities should therefore consist of activities that you would do with any other group of friends. This is the entire point.
Always be sure the activities never become a form of lessons.
Always be sure the main focus of any entertainment group activity is having fun.
You can do any of a countless number of activities, so there is certainly no shortage of ideas to be implemented or fun to be had. Just think of the club group as a group of friends.
Friendships provide a great opportunity for linguistic skill improvement. The reason it's so effective is because you really, genuinely want to talk with that person. That desire is what pushes you to make the effort, to overcome the shyness, to take chances and indeed, to learn.
Then, what is it that you do with your friends?
Do you typically get together and discuss assigned topics?
Of course, you might get together with friends just to talk and catch up with each other sometimes, but you still go to a restaurant or go somewhere and do something while you're talking.
Do you typically wait around for one of your friends to plan out an activity, and let you know?
Do you sit back and only respond to your friend if you plan to join that particular activity?
If you don't plan to join it, do you simply ignore the e-mail messages?
Do you complain that the activities your friends plan are boring or that you didn't learn any new phrases when you went?
If you do, you probably won't have many friends.
Far more likely, you participate actively in the friendship.
You make suggestions for activities, plans, schedules, and so on.
You respond to all queries, whether you plan to join or not.
If you think something is boring, you let your thoughts be known.
You also need to make new suggestions.
You take an active role in having fun with your friends.
That focus on having fun is what keeps the friendship going, and it's how you develop strong relationships with one another.
Focusing on having fun is exactly the opportunity you need to take the big steps in linguistic skill improvement and growth. However, focusing on having fun is exactly what is missing from typical language study programs in Japan.
This is not to say that lessons are not also important. Of course lessons are important, and they play a critical role in linguistic study. For more details about lessons, please have a look at the lesson explanation details.
Fona Club activities however, are focused on the having fun part of language learning.
Break away from the traditional Japanese narrow-minded thinking.
Try out and accept new and better approaches.
After all, if the standard Japanese approach to language study worked, you wouldn't be looking for a new way.
This is the new way you've been trying to find.
The results you've wanted all your life are waiting for you here.
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