Practice① for Oct 31st
Here is an announcement on the very first activity of ＥＳＳ camping.
Genre : variety
1st stage: Adjective , Adjective , Adjective !
2nd stage: Quiz Competition
3rd stage: Quiz Competition
4th stage: Quiz Competition
Practice② for Oct 31st
This is the announcement of my practice session on October 31st, 2015.
To be precise, it's going to be the second practice on the day one of
Kyoto ESS English Camp.
Title: Good Thinker's Toolkit
Everyone carves to be a good thinker, doesn't she? It's not only
vital to success in any fields, but also it helps to win good friends
who may have a good influence on us.
But it's easier said than done. You need practice.
In this session, we're going to discuss things which interest us by
utilizing "Good Thinker's Toolkit". It is said that, at elementally
schools in the US, they teach children how to think effectively. 
This "Good Thinker's Toolkit" is actually a set of templates and
guidelines you are encouraged to stick when you're discussing.
The following is the contents of the toolkit:
- What do you mean by...
- True? Is it factual? How do we find out?
- Reasons; support your opinion
- Examples; Evidence; to support a claim
- Counter-examples; check the truth of a broad statement
- Assumptions - make them known when they underlie discussion
- Inferences: "If ... then"; Implications
Here is the approximate session timetable:
(1) Make discussion groups. (five minutes)
(2) Write topic cards and throw them into "`I wonder ...' bottle".
(3) Pick a topic from the bottle and discuss until the time is up.
That's all for now.
See you soon.
 Island Life - 小学校ではこうやって議論のやり方を教える...
Practice③ for Oct 31st
Dear Kyoto ESS members:
This is the announcement for the practice on Oct. 31st 2015 at our English training camp.
Presenter: Osamu Minamihashi
Date: Oct. 31st, 2015、16:10～17:30 （80 minutes）
Title: Should Japan adopt English as the second official language?
Description and Time table on Oct 31st.
16:10 １) Make some groups so that each group has 3 members. If 1 member were left, I would ask the leader to be a special additional judge. If 2 members were left, Minamihashi would join the group. In any case, Minamihashi would be a time keeper.
16:15 2) Please confirm within each group that this is a kind of game for English practice that would not directly have any impact on our real world. And then, fold each 3 pieces of A3 paper 3 times so that there would be 8 parts.
16:16 3) Read the material Minamihashi distributes.
4) Discuss and write your major points of possible speech as the Affirmative, the Negative and the Judge.
The Affirmative must argue it is advantageous for Japan to adopt English as the second official language.
The Negative must argue it is disadvantageous for Japan to adopt such policy.
The judge is expected to decide the winner of the match for some persuasive reasons.
5) Decide the order to be the Affirmative, the Negative and the Judge so that your group consists of 3 little groups.
Present all ADs and DAs during AC and NC.
Be careful so that each member would take 3 different roles in turn.
6) Prepare your flow sheets to take note during the 3 debate matches.
16:30 7) Let each speaker start his speech in the following order and time frame. (20分で1試合)
16:30 Affirmative Constructive Speech(2minutes, 肯定側立論２分)（AC）
16:32 Cross-Examination by the Negative(2minutes, 否定側から肯定側へ反対尋問２分)（Cross-X N⇒A）
16:34 Negative Constructive Speech(2 minutes, 否定側立論２分)（NC）
16:36 Cross-Examination by the Affirmative(2minutes, 肯定側から否定側へ反対尋問2分)(Cross-X A⇒N）
16:38 Affirmative Rebuttal Speech(2 minutes, 肯定側による反論2分)（AR）
16:40 Cross-Examination by both sides(2 minutes, 双方による反対尋問2分)（Cross-X A⇔N）
16:42 Negative Rebuttal Speech(2 minutes, 否定側による反論2分)（NR）
16:44 Decision & Reason by the Judge(4 minutes, ジャッジによる勝敗の判定とその理由、4分)（Decision）
16:48 Turn the role clockwise in your group and prepare for 2nd Round.
8) 2nd Round
16:52 Cross-X N⇒A
16:56 Cross-X A⇒N
17:00 Cross-X A⇔N
17:04 Decision by the Judge
17:08 Turn the role clockwise in your group once more and prepare for 3rd round.
9) 3rd Round
17:12 Cross-X N⇒A
17:16 Cross-X A⇒N
17:20 Cross-X A⇔N
17:24 Decision by the Judge
17:28 Comments from Minamihashi
17:30 End of the debate practice
Let’s enjoy debate!