Summer Teaching Program (STP)
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STP is a group that deepens interactions with children through English education volunteer work. STP members are limited to the Department of English Studies in the Faculty of Foreign Studies and was established to make use of the student’s English language skills in an educational environment. With activities based in Muroran, Morioka, Ashikaga, Shimonoseki, Onoda, and Fukuoka as well as in Cambodia (seven areas in total), STP volunteers provide English education to elementary and junior high school students in various regions around Japan, mostly over the summer.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult to conduct activities onsite, so they are currently done online through Zoom and other means throughout the year. STP Onoda was the most enthusiastic in its efforts and implemented an English teaching program for kindergarten students in Onoda City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The program included singing Christmas songs together in English via Zoom and decorating an online Christmas tree together while using English. The main SDG focus of activities is Goal 4, quality education. STP strives in its activities not only with regard to content but also in terms of motivating children to learn English and teaching them the joy of English.