Today was our eighth online language table. Usually we conduct a survey with each language table, and this time from our US consortium students, we received comments such as “everyone is so kind, and I’m able to have fun conversations” as well as “the group’s atmosphere is great, and I was able to relax while chatting.” From the Japanese volunteers, we heard comments such as “it’s interesting to hear about the lives of American college students” and “I was surprised by how good their Japanese is!”
When coming together as a group, students may start off nervous since they are usually meeting for the first time online. But after an hour of chatting, they were able to go home with these smiles.
We look forward to seeing everyone again at the next language table!