Report for the week of November 15th – 18th

Hello everyone! Well, I am very happy to report that we have received some funding the center. We plan to use this budget to purchase CDs, DVDs and manga as well as some French and German materials.

On Tuesday, after learning of the budget, I emailed the SAC staff asking them if they had any ideas. Last night, staff and I went through the results of a questionnaire I conducted during the Foreign Language Communication placement test to see what students (270 altogether) would like to have in the center. After careful consideration, we came up with the following tentative list:


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Home Alone


Alice in Wonderland



Devil Wears Prada

Toy Story

Sherlock Holmes


Beauty and the Beast

Snow White

Lilo and Stitch

The Lion King

Peter Pan



Lady Gaga


Michael Jackson

Taylor Swift


Simon and Garfunkel

Manga (5 books per series)


Full Metal Alchemist

Slam Dunk

Chibi Marukochan


I have also contacted the German professor asking for his recommendations regarding German proficiency test materials and conversational textbooks and have started looking for similar things in French. Finally, with the remainder, we are considering purchasing some extra TOEIC, TOEFL and IELTS resources. I hope to have the list ready by Wednesday.

It should be noted that while this budget cannot be used for the heater and board games that decided on ordering for the center in our meeting last week, there will be funding available for those items.

Finally, I will be leaving tomorrow for Nagoya and the JALT conference where I will be presenting with the JASAL. I will talk about my experience in the next post. Wish me luck!

SAC User Report

On Monday, 3 students used the center – 2 came in the fourth period while the other visited the center in the sixth period.

On Tuesday, 3 students used the center – 1 student came in the third period, 1 came in the sixth and 1 student came during both third and sixth periods.

On Wednesday, 4 students used the center – 2 students came in the fourth period and 2 visited in the sixth period.

On Thursday, 4 students used the center – 2 students came during the fourth period; 1 student came in the fifth and 1 used the center in the sixth period.

What students did

This week students studied for the TOEIC and practiced conversation.

Well, that is all for this week. If you would like to leave a comment or ask a question, feel free to do so and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Have a good weekend, and I hope to hear from you – or see you in the SAC – soon!

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