WHAT WE DO / SPECIAL PROJECTS
SPEAKING HUB SPECIAL:
AN HOUR WITH THE CANADIANS!
The UBC x Speaking Hub: A Day with the Canadians is a special event for Speaking Hub students to meet, play, and learn with foreigners in collaboration with Alpha Phi Omega fraternity (APO) of the University of British Columbia. This opportunity allowed our Speaking Hub students to practice their English in a fun and casual atmosphere with people whom they are not so familiar with.
The objective of the event was to connect Thai high school students in our program with native English speakers to broaden their horizons and to give them opportunities in practicing English in real life contexts. The facilitators and members of APO were very supportive and enthusiastic in teaching. Together with our own Speaking Hub members who acted as Thai facilitators in the event, we encourage our students to be more confident to speak English with foreigners. In addition, we gave special gifts, English leisure books sponsored by our generous partner, SE-ED, to the lucky participants during a lucky draw session.
We were joined by students from 9 schools. From the event evaluation, all participants enjoyed the session. We received an overwhelming amount of positive responses and feedback from the students and facilitators. Students said “You inspired me to become better in English.”, “Thank you to everyone who helped create this activity for us. It was a very good experience.”, and “I really like this activity. It was so fun! I wish there will be more activities like this. And thank you for all your feedback.” We are happy to see that many of them were inspired to practice and learn English in a more fun and interactive way. Speaking Hub hopes to have more projects like this in the future!