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Current Issues

Days: Wednesdays

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Class Code: ENG5

This is an intermediate level English class in which students discuss issues in the news. Each week students will read articles from newspapers and magazines, form opinions and discuss their views. Topics could include the environment, political issues, the arts or even celebrity news. Emphasis will be placed on increasing fluency and improving the ability to discuss current affairs, which is very important among English-speaking people.

Teacher: Mr. Thomas Martin

Originally from the UK. He earned Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh in 2012. After completing his degree, he worked as a writer and editor in the US and Canada until he moved to Japan in 2013. Since then, he has taught English as a Second Language at universities and organizations such as the Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages and Tokyo Metropolitan Government while teaching writing courses at Lakeland University Japan.