Dear valued customers, clients, friends and employees of GDI,
I hope you are all well!!!!
October proved to be a very busy month for us at GDI. We finally have made the move to our downtown office located about 10 minutes from Nagoya station.
We are very proud to announce our expansion of office and invite you all to come and visit when you have time. Also we would like to again thank all who were able to attend our Office Open House.
With the expansion, comes the opportunity to offer more training and consultation at a much more convenient location.
In October, I also had the opportunity to visit a number of our partnering schools in Victoria, where different representatives offered deeper insight and information regarding the amazing overseas study and internship programs available for individual or groups wanting to expand English and business skills. After the visit, I too was sold on the idea of travelling to Victoria to continue studies :) !!!! Victoria is such a nice city!!!!!
For all who are interested in travelling abroad to expand your language skills, business skills or would just like to experience living abroad, GDI will be holding our annual GLOBAL FAIR on Saturday November 8th at our Fushimi office.
Check below for more information.
Ice breakers are various comments and / or questions used to initiate a conversation.
When you find yourself wanting to talk to a person who does not know you or you do not know (a stranger), a natural ice breaker is needed to start create interest or warmth. An unnatural or inappropriate comment used as an icebreaker may result in a strange look or the cold shoulder.
初対面で話しかけたくてもなかなか話しかけられないことはみなさんも経験があるでしょう。そんなときに自然に互いの緊張をほぐすような会話ができるとその場も和みます。 逆に不自然、不適切な言葉で話しかけることで結果的には無視をされたり冷たくあしらわれることもあるので気をつけましょう。 Below are a number of natural ice breakers. Practice with your partner.
Hello everyone! My name is Johnathan Chan and I’m an instructor for GDI communications.I’ve been with GDI for almost a year now and it’s been a pleasure working with everyone in the company and of course, the students.
I was born in Hong Kong but spent the majority of my life in Canada. I came to Japan in 2008 so I’m about to hit the 7 year mark and life has been a blast here. Coming from a Chinese family and speaking multiple languages growing up,I understand the difficulty and differences between culture and language that make learning and communicating in English a difficult task at times for many Japanese people.I try to use my experiences to help students get through this hurdle. I believe a focus on conversation in class is key for students to get comfortable speaking in another language. Regardless of what your English level is, being able to express what your thoughts and feeling are is essential to successful communication. Show that confidence! Just to add a little bit more about myself if anyone cares. As a Canadian, I’m into my hockey, whether it be playing or watching. Go Leafs Go! I also play the guitar in my free time and enjoy hanging out with friends and meeting random people. I’m all the way down in Osaka so it’s difficult for me to make it to GDI events but don’t be a stranger if you ever find your way down here!
Welcome to the GDI November Newsletter! This month we will focus on our upcoming 2014 GDI Global Fair held on Saturday Nov. 8th at our new office in Fushimi.
We are inviting three schools to attend our fair this year so that we may offer first hand information for students. You will be able to meet representatives from KGIC Language School with campuses in Victoria and Vancouver; North Island College, a public college located on Northern Vancouver Island; and St. Andrew’s Regional High School, a private high school in Victoria. Representatives will be able to offer specific information of academic programs in their own institutions, as well as introduce the local regions and lifestyle in their towns and cities. A great opportunity not to be missed!
It will save time if potential students can search the school webpages before the Global Fair. Here they are:
KGIC (King George International College) (Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax)
I will also be giving a short presentation on the benefits of studying in Canada and what unique services GDI can offer students who wish to study in Canada. I will be touching on the subjects of student support, both academic and social, as well as general support topics, such as how to get a phone and set up a bank account. I will also be offering one example on unforeseen problems when studying abroad and how having a strong and local support network can make all the difference when studying so far from home. Let us show you how GDI can help to make your study abroad experience a success! See you on November 8th in Nagoya.
We will have the GDI Global Fair on November 8th!!3 school representatives from North Island College, St. Andrew's High School and King George International College in Canada will attend our fair. You will find the most updated information about study in Canada from them. Don't Miss It!
GDI Communications new office is now in downtown Nagoya! Drop in to get updated information about study in Canada or just to say hello. Of course, it is FREE!!
We had total of 18 members who attended in the last forum. Thankfully, the discussion was very inspirited and entertained.Therefore, Mr. Hal Amano gently offered for the second meeting in friendlier atmosphere.
Like the last meeting, our members’ eyes were sparkling and seemed to be very interested in the new ideas that we shared. We would be welcoming more thoughts, so please feel free to propose your pictures!
GDI Tokyo Officeはまだまだ成長中です。様々な情報を取り入れ、時代を先読みし、日本のグローバル化の先駆者となっていきたいと思います☆
GDI Tokyo Office is still growing. In order to lead the globalization in Japan, we would like to involve every single members in GDI family and develop as a team!
We all had a wonderful day at Jiyu Gakuen (boys only orphanage) on October 26th. SFN (Santa and Friend Nagoya) participated in the “WaiWai Festival”. We were so happy to volunteer and support the event.
During the event we our booth had shooting games for the children to enjoy, and delicious sausages for them to eat. It was a great time with the kids!!!
We are looking forward to the next event.