A Photographer in Alaska

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① One photograph changed Michio Hoshino’s life. He was a university student, and one day he was looking at a book about Alaska. A photograph in the book caught his attention. It was a photograph of a small village surrounded by wilderness. Michio wanted to visit and experience that place for himself.

② For one summer, Michio lived among the Inuit people in that Alaskan village. He learned about Inuit food, family life, and culture. He also learned skills for living without city conveniences. For the Inuit, life depends on understanding nature. They have to hunt for meat and gather blueberries for food. Michio saw how humans and animals shared the land. That summer, he became a part of the Alaskan wilderness, too.

After Michio finished university in Japan, he returned to Alaska. For 19 years, he traveled around Alaska as a photographer. He often camped in severe weather to photograph animals in the wild. Michio tried to show a feeling of freedom and wonder in his photographs. He took playful photographs of polar bears and majestic photographs of Arctic mountains.

In 1996, he was killed by a bear as he camped alone in Kamchatka. Though his life was cut short, Michio seemed truly happy as a photographer. He loved his work and he loved Alaska.

The Alaskan wilderness was special to Michio. He used his photographs to share it with us, and to show us the importance of life on the Earth. Michio's own life was changed because of one photograph. Perhaps his photographs will also change someone's life.

English Camp 2017 募集中!!




単位を取得しましょう! Yeah!

自宅~ホテルの交通費は各自負担ーーONLY THAT!
(横浜駅~2017 English Camp hotel = 2634 yen 往復 )


2017 Location: 旅館千鶴 (湯河原駅から約5分)




Camp Activities (Photos from 2016 Camp at different hotel)

Small-group English lessons!

All meals together, while speaking English!

Speech contest!

Drama Contest!

English Games Night!

Awards Ceremony on the Last Day!

The best drama group members get a certificate.
The winner of the speech contest gets a trophy. (Congraulations, Rino!)
The "Most Active English Speaker" of the whole camp gets a trophy. (Congraulations, Naoya!)

国際交流演習III (English Camp準備講座) (春)

In this class, we prepare for the major events of English Camp, such as Speech Contest and Group Drama Contest.
It's 5th period, but sometimes maybe we finish a little early...

国際交流演習IV (秋) (実際は8月)

For more information (English or Japanese), send email to McKim, or visit マキーム研究室 (K-220) anytime.
Or talk to 先輩 who joined the 2016 English Camp! They will say "McKim is a very funny teacher"!

Yes, it's true.  I'm funny

3 Short Messages from McKim

1. Everyone who wants to speak English is welcome to join these classes. Your level of English is not important, Your class (A, B, C, D) is not important. The important thing is, you want to use English.

2. The Spring Semester class is not quite 100% English. I WILL speak to you in English. But during some lessons, students meet in groups to prepare for the group presentation contest. In these meetings, students may speak Japanese. BUT...

3. ...At the real English Camp in August, EVERYONE MUST SPEAK ENGLISH ALL THE TIME! From the moment you enter the hotel until the end of Camp, you can't use Japanese.

I hope to see you in this class!

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