Study Abroad Adventures: 2015-2016 Monthly Report from Dunedin, New Zealand【No.4】

From Kazuki Maekawa

I joined Easter camp at Waihola, New Zealand for 3 days in this month. There were a lot of sheep and cows around me there, and I like this place because I prefer to stay at rural areas than urban areas.

The camp was hosted by a church with Kiwi and I had a good experience because I did activities with them such as a race and a party. I also talked with them. I had fun but I couldn’t understand the English which Kiwi spoke because of their accent, speaking speed and slang they used.

I am going to have to an exam by which students can know their English levels -- grammar, listening, vocabulary, speaking, and writing. I think that my English skills have gone from good to better. The reason I think so is that I feel my speaking becomes much better than before. But, at the same time, my weak points are in grammar and reading, so I have to think about how to improve them.

I will go back to Japan after 4 months, so I want to talk with local people as much as possible. I’m thinking about going to a foreign university after I graduate from Hannan University because I want to use English skills in my future career.