Racial Harmony Day 英会話・英語 アミック

Hello, everyone!
Every July 21st, schools in Singapore hold a cultural event to commemorate the racial riot in 1964 and teach students the importance of racial and religious harmony in the city-state. As Singapore is home to residents of diverse cultural backgrounds, it is crucial that everyone gets along with one another and live harmoniously.
When I was in primary and secondary school, I remember my friends and I would look forward to this day because there would be lots of activities and games. We were also given a chance to ditch the school uniform and wear traditional clothes from our friends’ cultures. The day would always be filled with laughter, energy, and enthusiasm. It wasn’t all fun and games, though. We learned about the history of racial riots and their consequences. We were taught to embrace diversity by respecting everyone who lives in Singapore, regardless of their race, language or religion. 
Having lived in a multicultural country helped me understand multiple languages, allowed me to enjoy a variety of delicious cuisines, and gave me the opportunity to make friends from different cultures.
– Tirta

Ice Cream Trucks 英会話・英語 アミック


After I started working at Dogo School about 2 and a half years ago, I noticed a musical sound coming from outside. I was surprised, because it was a garbage truck playing the tune. In the Dogo area, Thursday is burnable garbage day. In America, we can hear music coming from ice cream trucks, and not garbage trucks.

When I was a little kid, especially in the summer, an ice cream truck would drive around the neighborhood a couple times a week. It was usually sometime during the afternoon. As soon as we heard the truck, we would run outside with change (coins) in hand. We would then chase the truck until it stopped.

The ice cream person would walk back to a window in the side of the truck and take orders. They usually had popsicles (like Japanese ice candy) and ice cream sandwiches. All the neighborhood kids would talk while we ate our ice cream.   I don’t know if ice cream trucks are around anymore, but they were a magical part of my childhood summers.  

What is your favorite ice cream?


Board Game Event 英会話・英語 アミック

We hosted two events back-to-back 「続けて」 on the last Saturday and Sunday of June. On Saturday, we had a small event where we taught students how to play board games in English and practice cooperating with a team.

The board game we used was Pandemic. Originally released in 2008, I first had the chance to enjoy the game in a cafe in Hong Kong in 2014 and it quickly became a favorite. Board games aren’t just for kids. In the last twenty years, there has been a massive growth in tabletop games designed for older children and adults that are more complex and engaging. In many countries, it is not uncommon to enjoy a coffee and game with friends in a Board Game cafe. There are even two excellent Board Game cafes here in Matsuyama!

Pandemic 「伝染病」「パンデミック」 is a bit of a scary word nowadays, but the game itself is very fun! Each player takes the role of a Doctor or other medical professional, and must work together to stop the spread of a virus around the world.

Players need to discuss what to do and offer suggestions to the other players as they plan their moves. For this reason, it is helpful when teaching modal expressions! We also had a lot of time to practice talking about different cities and countries around the world in English.

We also got to use a lot of new vocabulary like Laboratory「ラボ」 and Quarantine 「隔離」. Below, you can see me explaining how to build new laboratories to help us discover medicine.

We had enough time to play the game twice, and had a lot of fun using English to work together! In the end, we weren’t able to save the world, but hopefully we can solve the puzzle next time!










Homecooked meals 英会話・英語 アミック

Hello, everyone!
If you didn’t already know, I’m Singaporean by nationality – born and raised in the Little Red Dot – but I was raised Indonesian. My Indonesian parents emigrated from Indonesia in the early 90s as soon as they got married, and started a new life in Singapore. They had me soon after, and the rest is history.
Growing up, homecooked meals were my favourite. They still are. I’ve been living abroad for almost a decade now and there’s nothing I miss more than my mother’s cooking. I enjoy exploring new cultures and discovering delicious food, but nothing beats Indonesian food. Indonesian cuisine, like most Southeast Asian cuisines, includes a wonderful mix of seasoning, herbs, and spices.
Ever since I started living on my own, I learned to cook. Cooking is a valuable life skill, and no matter how old you are, whether you’re a boy or girl, man or woman, you should really know how to cook! Your tastebuds and tummy will be very grateful. I learned to cook several types of food over the years, namely Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai.
I enjoy cooking and sharing my meals with friends. Indonesian food isn’t as widely popular overseas, unlike Thai or Vietnamese food. If you like Thai or Vietnamese food, I really recommend you try Indonesian!
– Tirta








最近のグローバル化に伴い、英会話スクールの必要性はますます増加しております。特に、スピーキング・リスニング・ライティング・リーディングの4技能をバランスよく持つ人材が必要とされており、英検など4技能対応型の試験への期待も高まっております。小学校の英語必修化や資格試験を重視する大学入試の大幅な変更もすぐそこに迫って来ている中、 アミック・イングリッシュセンターとしては、英検やTOEICの対策にも力を入れており、優秀な外国人及び日本人講師を積極的に採用しております。