2021 NY FarmStay☆ファームステイ

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Dear everyone,

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We have received questions from parents about if we are going to have Mattison Farm Stay this summer. We know this pandemic has been stressful to many and recognize that socializing and interacting with peers can be a healthy way for children to cope with stress and connect with others.

We are excited to resume Farm Stay while following CDC and NYS Health Department considerations to protect campers and Mattison staff on the farms. However, for this year, we can only accept campers residing in New York. It was a tough decision, but the health and safety of our campers and staff remain our highest priority. Thank you for your understanding.

Please check our website link for details:
Farm stay — https://mattisonenglish.com

We will be sharing a more detailed outline of the latest recommendations and requirements as we finalize those plans.  
Thank you and stay healthy,

ここ数週間今年のマティソンファームステイの開催についてお問合せのご連絡を頂くようになりました。パンデミックが長引ききっとどなたもストレスを感じる中、子供達がストレスに打ち勝ち健全に過ごしていくためには友達とのつながりや人と交わる社会生活がより大切になってきました。

長らく検討してきましたが、参加者、プログラムスタッフの健康と安全を最優先し、慎重にCDCとNY Health Departmentのガイドラインに従い、今年2021はNY州在住の方を対象にファームステイを開催することに致しました。
日本からのお問合せも頂き、苦渋の決断となりましたが今年は安全を最優先とし日本からの受け入れは断念することに致しました。どうかご理解頂けます様宜しくお願い致します。
詳細は下のリンクよりご覧ください。
ファームステイ詳細ー> https://mattisonenglish.com/

開催に辺り、COVID19 Protocolの詳細を近日中に取り決め再度お知らせさせていただきます。

ご連絡、ご質問等ございましたらお気軽にご連絡ください。
chris@mattisonenglish.com


帰国子女の英語維持+αアルファ

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駐在家族の皆さんの本帰国ラッシュの時期がやってきました。見通しの立たないコロナ状況下において、今年は母と子で先に帰国というパターンも少なくないようです。

2年以上の渡米経験を積んだ受講者には現地ならではの発音や感性を身に着け、素晴らしいバイリンガルに成長を遂げる人が多く、この時期はレッスンで生き生きと英語で会話する帰国間近の受講生を目の辺りにしながらABCから教えた頃を懐かしく思い出しています。

そんな例年の流れの中、今年は少し違った変化が生じています。それはオンライン受講の増加です。

ニューヨーク近郊の学校は昨年のコロナが始まった頃からオンライン授業を取り入れているため、多くの学生や父兄がオンラインに慣れてきていると言う現実とstay homeで家に居る時間が多くなり家からでも習える事に前向きに取り組んでいる方が増えてきているとも感じています。そして何よりも上達した英語力を維持し更なる飛躍を目指す人が多くなっているからでしょう。これからの未来がオンラインを通してより更にグローバル化すると考える方が増えている証かもしれません。

これからも受講生の英語の成長を支えていきたい、お元気で!とサラッと別れることに寂しさを感じていた私達に取ってこれは嬉しい変化です。今年に入ってからはChrisのみならず、私も朝5時起きで日本からのオンラインレッスンを担当させて頂いています。

オンラインで気軽に英語で話したい方、目標を持って英語学びたい大人、大学生、高校生、小中学生の皆さん、下のメールアドレス宛にお気軽にお問い合わせください。無料体験実施中です。

Chris@mattisonenglish.com

Mini Felt Christmas Trees

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Our Christmas activity this year is making “Mini Felt Christmas Trees”.
Although some kids could not join this fun & creative activity, we are sharing precious moments talking about various topics in a welcoming and at-home atmosphere.

From kindergarteners all the way up to college students, trying to keep conversations while they keep moving hands and thinking about which sequins to use next is a challenge.
This kind of activity simulates our everyday real life environments such as keeping conversation with someone while you are eating, walking to the cafeteria and working on a project. We want to provide fun activities as we keep focused building each student’s English communication skills no matter their age. We can find their interests because we truly care and focus on them.

We are happy to finally have an activity like this again since COVID19 started. While the COVID19 positive cases are surging here in Westchester, NY, we want to continue to follow the guidelines and keep all safe and healthy.

Holiday Activity 2020

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In-Person lesson Holiday Activity

As we approach this holiday season, we decided to do “Holiday Activity” for those who attend in-person lessons.

Many schools in the US have started all remote learning recently. It took us a long time to decide whether we should do this kind of activity or not.
However, we believe our one-to-one teaching environment is safe enough as long as we follow the state guidelines.

As much as we are sorry for those who are quarantined at this moment, we hope to bring cheer and smiles to as many students as possible.

Please provide your child a well fitting mask while he/she attend our in-person lessons to protect others and us.

Let’s get ready!

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After 2 weeks off due to cancelling our summer program, “Mattison Farm Stay”, we are ready to get back to work fully charged!

During our 2 weeks off, we got a lot done and were able to relax some. It was a great time to think about our students and how we want to provide the best way to improve their English skills from kindergartners to college students as well as business clients.

We appreciate our students’ trust and hard work even through this pandemic. As NY opens up, we will continue to welcome students as well as newcomers in a clean sanitized environment and online.

See you all soon.


Happy Holidays everyone!

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What a year we had!
Again, we’ve come to the end of the year. Meeting so many new people brought us so much joy and inspiration to do our best.

Living in NY is so dramatic each day since we live in a place where we encounter people with such diverse needs and goals.

We accept the challenge and appreciate the opportunity to meet each individual student’s demands to help fulfill their lives all over the world.

A little note, we’ve started to accept FARM STAY 2020 applications.
And we are closed 12/22-1/5.

We wish everyone wonderful holidays with loved ones.

Love, Chris & Mio

“机だけににかじりついて勉強してるのだ〜れ”

<Who still studies English only at the desk?🤷 >

Every activity lends itself to English learning😊. We really enjoy seeing how our students grow from hands on learning.
ここマティソンではどんなアクティビティでも英語習得につながっていきます。

We spent our Saturday and Sunday building and preparing our vegetable beds. We’re excited to use these to add another dimension to our lessons.
この週末はベジタブルベットを作りました💖未来を考える若者のための自然環境、地球温暖化、サステイナブルライフを考えるレッスンに活用しようと思っています🐝🌱🍅🍒

Holiday Season Activity!

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Last week, our students asked, ” When do we make ornaments this year?”

Today, we have officially started making ornaments in our classes.

We write our names and the date on the back of each ornament to help remind us later of the struggles and accomplishments we had throughout the year.

Holidays like these are times to remember and make even more special memories. We hope to share our family traditions with all of our students as well.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Ornament

Great start! Farm Stay- session 1

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Just a peak of our Summer Program….

Farm Stay2018 started on 7/21. For this session, the biggest thing we worried about was “rain”….
Good thing we were very flexible with our activities and kids were so up to everything we scheduled.  We ended up doing pretty much everything we planned to do!

We love the feeling that everyone starts to open up and be themselves to soak up the new experiences. By the end of the program, we were just like one big family. Even the Amish were surprised to see such a big family!

A student from Japan promised to come back as she headed back to Japan with a lot of great memories today.

We are looking forward to starting the next session on 8/1! We’ll organize and update all of the pictures and details after both sessions are finished! So please stay tuned!!

ファームステイの中間報告を少しだけ…

悪天候を心配しながら前半となるセッション1が7/21に始まりました。
子供達は天候で予定が変更してもいつも軽く”OK!!”と返事をしてくれ何事にも好奇心一杯な姿勢で取り組んでくれました。

開催側として感動するのは、参加者が日に日にお互いにオープンになっていくのを見守りながら、子供たちが新しい体験を全身で感じ取っていっている空間を共有する時です。そしてプログラム終盤に感じる大家族の様な感覚!出会ったアーミッシュ一家にも家族と思われるほどみんなが仲良しになりました。

そしてプログラムが終わった今日、今回日本から参加していた生徒さんは「高校卒業したらきっと来るから!」と約束し泣きながら飛行機に乗り込みました。Mei, you are always welcome to come back.

そして更に、8/1スタートのsession2の開催も楽しみにしています!た~くさん写真を撮りましたがsession2終了後に一斉に整理し詳細をこのブログにアップしますね。
お楽しみに~!!

MOVING☆教室引越し

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We are moving.

Empty shelves. After 4 years of teaching English in Harrison, NY, we are relocating Mattison English to our new home in Harrison, NY.
We appreciate all the opportunities we had that led us to where we are about to start.

From next week on July 2, we will start our lessons from our home in Harrison, NY.
We are looking forward to having lessons as we had back then in Japan; outdoor, cooking, and weekend activities.
We are so looking forward to starting from our home.

空っぽの棚。ハリソン駅前教室での4年の月日が流れ、来月7月からはマイホームでのレッスンを開始します。駅前教室とマイホーム間の距離は100m程。生徒さんの事を一番に考え5月に購入した家です。ハリソン駅からも徒歩3分。日本からの来客も歓迎します!

ここに至るまでの色んな方とのご縁に本当に感謝しています。これからは自宅で日本で行っていた様な屋外アクティビティ、クッキングそして週末アクティビティなどを組込んだレッスンも加えていきたいと思っています。
来週からのレッスンを楽しみにしています。

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