Tsukuba Blind School

Partner: School for the Visually Impaired, University of Tsukuba

In this program, you will hold conversations in English with high school students with visiual impairment. The students are part of the “International Exchange Club.” They develop their own English Conversation Program -- materials, game ideas, conversation topics, etc. You will follow their lead and socialize with these students in English. One or two volunteers will be asked to share their experiences of living in a country other than Japan.

Time: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Frequency: Once a month (usually 4th Saturdays)

Location: School for the Visually Impaired, University of Tsukuba

3-27-6 Mejirodai, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8684

5-minute walk from Gokokuji Station (Yurakucho Line)

Event Guidelines: Volunteers must be at least 15 years old and be able to speak English fluently.

 

Volunteer Voice: I signed up to this project determined to encourage the visually impaired students. However, all the students were dressed fashionably, eager to learn English, and so enthusiastic about this program. Many of them are active in sports, too! I learned so much from them today.

 

English Conversation For The Blind

Partner: Tokyo Metropolitan Welfare Association of the Blind

 

This is an English conversation class for about 15 adult students who are either blind or visually impaired. The lead teacher has developed a program fit for the blind. You will have the opportunity to chat with the students and share your experiences with them.

 

Time: 9:40 AM to 12:00 PM

Frequency: Once a month (usually 1st Saturdays)

Location:Tokyo Metropolitan Welfare Association of the Blind

     10-minute walk from Takadanobaba Station (Yamanote & Tozai Line)

Event Guidelines: Volunteers must be at least 10 years old and be able to speak English fluently.

 

Volunteer Voice: During free conversation, I shared a little bit about my visit to South Africa and how there were deserts on both sides of the highway.  When I asked them what kind of animals they thought ran around on these deserts, their face lit up with joy and I felt like I had made an impact. I had so much fun.

  

KoKo Club

Partner: Tokyo Miracle Stars

In this project, you will hold conversations in English with junior & high school students to recent graduates with visual impairment. In order to enhance their English conversational skills and knowledge of other countries, we will discuss on a variety of fun topics. (Students from the Blind Tennis Project are participating!)

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Frequency: Once a month (usually 1st Saturdays)
Location: Academy Bunkyou 
              1-16-21 Kasuga, Bunkyou-ku
              About a 1-minute walk from Korakuen Station
              About a 1-minute walk from Kasuga Station
Guidelines: Volunteers must be at least 10 years old and be able to speak conversational Japanese. (JLPT 4 or above) 

Events

Saturday, October 25

Saturday, October 25

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