The ethics committee has finally granted my ethics clearance! It was in Week 20 that I started working on the application forms. It took two-and-a-half months to shape my research protocol, information sheets and consent forms. A couple of weeks ago, I received a request for modifications from the committee and resubmitted a response letter and […]Read more "Week 30"
I have received students’ feedback on last semester’s course. They are sweet comments! I very much appreciate their acknowledgements, like ‘The teacher, and the material we focused on, made the course a highly enjoyable experience’. From my point of view, I believe that students make a course an enjoyable place to learn. Even though I use the same […]Read more "Students’ feedback"
Week 29 was my Master’s graduation week. I am not finishing yet, as I am still doing my PhD studies at the same university, but I wore the graduation gown, attended the ceremony and took many photos with my old classmates, which was a very nice reunion event! My goals for Week 30 […]Read more "Week 29: Graduation week"
I received an email from the ethics committee requesting some modifications to my ethics applications. On the basis of suggestions from my supervisor, I spent three days amending the documents. Last weekend, Luca and I went to a new Thai restaurant. Like Michelin inspectors, we scrutinised the service and the food and whether the restaurant […]Read more "Weeks 27 and 28"
I have finished my teaching for the summer semester! For the last class, I brought some Japanese snacks and juice, which we enjoyed for the last 30 minutes of the lesson. For the past six months, since I started my language courses in January, I have had wonderful experiences in the classes, great interactions with […]Read more "The last class of the semester"
I delivered five sessions on the Japanese culture and language at a secondary school. A total of 125 students in Year 8 (25 students in each class) joined the session, which was more of an interaction style between us than the presentation style I did last time. I fully enjoyed all the sessions with the […]Read more "Outreach: Japanese culture and language"