足跡(番外編)

突然ですが、お知らせです!!
『The Manly Diary』というnewspaperに記事が載りました。
英文だらけですが読んでくださいねw
ちなみに私の名前は『Hara』なのですが、記事には『Hari』になっていましたw

Welcome for Japanese

10dec05
BRIDGE climbs, aromatherapy and beauty courses, golf, surfing and cooking are just some of the diverse activities Japanese visitors can try when they stay at a northern beaches homestay.

Rob MacLachlan and his Japanese partner Yoko Imoto run HomeEnglish, a Collaroy Plateau homestay that specialises in teaching English in a comfortable home environment without the usual touristy element.
"Our pitch is tailor-made to whatever people want to do," Mr MacLachlan said.
"Yoko and I provide Japanese visitors with a halfway house between Japanese and Australian language and culture."
Twelve guests have called Collaroy Plateau home, improved their English skills and enjoyed a variety of interests arranged by the couple since their business started nearly a year ago.
But it's the inspirational approach of one recent Japanese visitor that has made such a lasting impression on them.
It's the second trip to Australia for Chikako Hari, a 26-year-old office worker from Nagoya.
But unlike any previous homestay guest, Chikako is completely deaf.
Her first trip three years ago was "to find her dream". Her most recent visit was a week-long stay to learn English through Australian sign language, or Auslan.
Before her arrival the hosts corresponded with Chika by email. And mostly importantly they found Roslyn Barnes, a local Auslan teacher, for a quick introductory course in sign language and tuition.
"Chika wasn't nervous about coming to stay. She's a very quick learner. She wants to teach Auslan in Japan," Rob said.
Their three-way language sessions involved Chika lip-reading as well as signing and writing down difficult concepts; while Yoko interpreted for the willing student and teacher.
Together they worked on English pronunciation and making the correct sounds so she could master words like "good" and "thank you". She also had several Auslan lessons with Ms Barnes the real purpose behind the homestay.
Chika's visit wasn't all study; there was time to go bridge-climbing with her Auslan teacher, tennis, walking on Long Reef, a river trip to Deafness Resources Australia in Parramatta and plenty of communication around the dinner table.
"I love the friendliness and open-mindedness of Australian people and Australia. I would love to live in Australia," Ms Hari said.
She loved the beauty of the northern beaches, the wide roads and large houses. She also enjoyed western food apart from the Australian favourite, Vegemite.

"I thought it was chocolate," she said.
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by akubi-25 | 2005-12-14 21:31 | Australia&New Zealan  

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