You are spoken to in English anytime! You will be exposed to English!
Though the arrival of globalized society has been stressed for a long time, English speaking skill of Japanese people is said to be relatively poor compared with that of other countries.
We therefore are starting E-Café as a project which specializes in “English conversation”, an indispensable tool to develop communication skill in this internationalized society.
As the Youth Center is the educational institution, and if we could make a place where an English speaking staff is there to meet the young people and enjoy conversations with them, we will be able to create great opportunities for the young people to be exposed to English culture.
Also, it should be useful and meaningful for those who have experience of studying abroad and thinking about keeping their English ability acquired in foreign countries.
However it might be not easy to make an atmosphere that everybody can join the conversations or dialogs in a positive way without any ice-breaker. Then we have decided to provide “a place where you can enjoy café like atmosphere” to realize our wish. Sometimes we will offer tea or coffee for free, and the English speaking staff will be speaking friendlily to the young people with consideration for their own English levels.