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都市部を中心に話題になりつつある、カフェで気軽に英会話を習得できる新しい空間です。落ち着きのあるカフェスタイルだから、安心・リラックスして話せます。また、習った英語を実践で話せるチャンスでもあります。是非一度足を運んでみてください。

James William Pritty, UK
James, England イギリス出身のジェームスはチットチャットカフェのオーナーです。
趣味は夏にサイクリングにテニス、冬は読書やカラオケが大好きです。時間があれば一人カラオケもするくらい♪
英語を使う場として、皆さんがリラックスしながら楽しめるようにするのが私たちの目標です。是非、楽しみながら英語を上達させましょう!

Hello English speakers!  My name is James and I am from Norwich, a city in the east of England.  I am the owner of Chit Chat Cafe and am here to make sure that you always receive a warm welcome from both me and the other staff that work here.
I have been here in Sapporo for several years and really love the beauty of Hokkaido.  In the summer I love cycling and playing tennis.  During the winter months I am usually indoors in a nice warm place reading a book, or in a karaoke box somewhere singing my heart out.  
Our mission here at Chit Chat Cafe is to create a relaxing space for you to use your English.  Practice makes perfect!  It doesn’t matter if you make mistakes.  Just do your best!  We want you to enjoy interesting and fun conversations, to listen and be listened to and also, of course, to practice your own English. 
English is a key to all continents and cultures and we want you to be in possession of this key so that the door to the world is open for you.
Be patient, have fun, smile, laugh and never give up! 
We really look forward to having you here at Chit Chat Cafe!
Yukako, Japan

札幌出身でイギリスに6年留学しておりました。
大学では社会学と犯罪学を専攻しており、札幌に戻ってから自分が苦労して学んだ英語を使って、これから英語を学びたい方々のお手伝いをしたいと思いました。
英語は勉強していても使わないと英語力は伸びないと自身の経験で学び、英会話カフェを始めました。
お茶を飲みながら外国人スタッフと英会話を楽しみましょう♪

Hi! I’m Yukako and I’m from Sapporo. I lived in the U.K. for 6 years and studied sociology and criminology at a university in the east of England.  I look forward to using the English I learnt in the United Kingdom at Chit Chat Cafe!  Of course, I am Japanese, so if you have any problems or questions you can ask me in Japanese too!
I love travelling and meeting people from different countries. We hope this is a place you can practice your English with a relaxing atmosphere while having a cup of tea or coffee. If you want to improve your English, please come along and have a chat with our staff! We are really looking forward to seeing you all at our cafe! 

David, Czech Republic
David, Czech Republic

チェコ出身のDavidはとてもフレンドリーで話好き、現在は北大で博士号の勉強しています。以前は韓国やスウェーデンにも住んでいた経験があります。スポーツが大好きで、色々なスポーツをやっていますので、今度カフェで聞いてみてください♪

Hello everybody! My name is David. I’m from Czech Republic (Praha and beer :). I moved to Sapporo in October 2014. Why did I choose Hokkaido/ Sapporo? First of all, I love Japanese kindness, politeness and willingness. I love snow, skiing and cross-country skiing and the fact that nature is so close even if you’re living in a big city.

In past three years I’ve lived in Korea and Sweden and was enjoying cultural exchange experience and now is time for Japan! I’m currently studying PhD at Hokkaido University and also trying to learn some Japanese, but so far I must admit it’s hard. I’m enthusiastic about all kinds of sports. I especially love basketball, triathlon, hiking and mountaineering, but any sport is fine for me.
I’m looking forward to meeting you all and hearing about you. Let’s share our experiences at Chit Chat café with a cup of tea/coffee.

Jessica, Australia
Jessica

オーストラリア出身のJessicaは以前ワーキングホリディで日本に住んでいました。日本が大好きで2016年9月に今度は学生として、札幌に戻ってきました! これからしばらくは札幌にいますので、北海道のオススメの場所などを教えてあげてくださいね♪

Hello! My name is Jessica. I am from Australia! I moved to Sapporo recently in September 2016 and I am now studying Japanese at university. I have lived in Japan before while on a working holiday visa but returned again as a student because I fell in love with Japan! I will continue my studies here in Sapporo for the next 4.5 years. I'm really looking forward to the snow to start falling but sad I won't be able to ride my bicycle!

I love travelling but have only ever travelled around Japan and some smaller islands from the coast of Australia. After graduation I plan to climb the Himalayas and feel like I am standing at the edge of the world!

Additionally I love snowboarding and spent two seasons working at a ski resort in Nagano prefecture. Snowboarding is the best feeling in the world I think! Yet before the snow comes I am a beginner in a sport called 'Parkour' which I practice at university.

I look forward to helping you improve your English skills by encouraging you to talk lots and lots! I hope we can share interesting stories with each other ^^

Dee, Turkey
Dee

トルコ出身のDee(本当の名前は発音できないので・・・)は、現在北大の学生です。
トルコで日本語も勉強していたので、皆さん勉強のお手伝いもできると思います♪ 皆さんとの新しい出会いを楽しみにしているので、ぜひチャットしに来て下さい!

My name is Dee(19) and I’m from Turkey/Ankara. I’m currently studying in Hokudai, will be here for the next 4 years (hopefully!).

Sapporo is the finest place of all places to be honest, and the food is amazing. Especially tonkatsu is a god sent gift. But this winter... I’ve seen snow before, but good god isn’t this city something else in terms of snow and cold. Still, I’m up for the challenge and looking forward to surviving Sapporo for the upcoming years!

I love walking outside while listening to some music under the rain, and I’m a huge huge fan of sleeping and eating (seriously^^). I also like watching good movies under a warm blanket in a cold night with a coffee, and playing games.

Before coming to Sapporo, I was studying Japanese back home in a university, and my Japanese level is pretty high. So please do not feel reserved, as I can help if you happen to stumble just a little bit. Also my hobby of meeting new people is the reason why I’m here, so if you’d like to talk to me, or make some new friends, please do drop by. I’m fairly certain this is going to be fun, and I am truly looking forward meeting you all!

Tristan, UK
Tristan, UK

現在日本語学校で勉強中のTristanはイギリス、ルートン出身です。
2013年に1ヶ月日本を旅行し、楽しかったので今度は長く滞在するために来ました!
勉強熱心で頑張って毎日日本語を勉強しています。
ぜひ日本語も教えてあげてくださいね♪

Hello everyone my name is Tristan I come from a town called Luton in England. I've recently moved to Sapporo to study Japanese and to experience Japanese culture. I've been to Japan before in 2013 but only for a month I went to many exciting places and I really enjoyed my time so I decided to save enough money and come to Japan and hopefully one day live here.

My hobbies include listening to music I enjoy many different genres, watching anime, reading manga, I really enjoy watching and playing football (soccer), basketball too but I'm a little short to be able to play I also like all types of movies but especially horror movies anything that can scare me is really exciting.

I'm looking forward to meeting you all and helping you with your English I hope we can have many wonderful conversations together see you at Chit Chat Café.

Juliana, Finland
Juliana, Finland

Juliana(ユリアナ)はフィンランドの首都ヘルシンキ出身で、現在北海道大学で現代日本プログラムを勉強してます。
様々な日本食が大好きで、納豆も大丈夫です!
カフェで皆さんと会えるのを楽しみにしてます。ぜひ会いにきて下さい♪

Nice to meet you, I’m Juliana from Helsinki, Finland. Currently 20 years old, after graduating an English international high school, I am studying in Sapporo at Hokkaido University’s Modern Japanese Studies Program (MJSP) and enjoying Japanese seasons. I have been studying Japanese ever since middle school, and I keep my mind open in order to understand the people and the country. I love all kinds of Japanese foods, even natto!
 I love cats, and I own a ginger kitty back in Finland called Sofi. I listen to mainly classical music and my dream is to learn to sing classical songs, opera pieces and French chansons one day. History, books and philosophy are also my dear interests. When I learn Japanese, I feel like I get closer to the country’s people and make friends easier. I hope that I can give the same feeling to the people who come to learn English. I look forward to working at chit chat cafe!

Adam, Scotland
Adam, Scotland

スコットランド出身のアダムは現在日本語学校で勉強してます。札幌は気候的にもスコットランドに似ているので選んだそうです。
日本文化を紹介されたのは、TV番組「ガキの使い」だったようです。様々な国の文化や考え方などを知るのが好きなので、是非色々話してみてください♪

Hello, my name is Adam and I come from Scotland which is part of the U.K. I grew up in a town called Uddingston just outside the city of Glasgow, which is where the Japanese footballer Shunsuke Nakamura played. I pick Sapporo as the place to move to as I heard it was cold and since Scotland is cold I thought it would be perfect. I arrived in April of 2017 and it is warmer at night than in Scotland during the day. I was first introduced to Japanese culture through gaki no tsukai and really enjoyed, even though it can sometimes be rude. I like to talk to people from other countries and to understand their way of thinking, as it is sometimes really different from my way. It's fun to talk about different cultures! I look forward to meeting and speaking with you all and can teach you some Scottish-English words!

Julian, Colombia
Julian, Colombia

コロンビア出身のフリアンです。
現在日本語学校で勉強中ですが、以前は作曲家としてスペインやアメリカなどで活動してました。
今、札幌のお寺で日本の音楽”雅楽”を勉強していて、とても興味深い歴史とすばらしい音楽に魅了されています!

Hello everybody! I'm Julián (フリアン) from Bogotá, Colombia.

I'm a 29 years old Japanese language student at JLI here in Sapporo. I'm a music composition graduate and I've lived in many places such as Barcelona in Spain and Boston in USA. I arrived to Sapporo on April 2017 and so far It has being an extraordinary experience. This is a beautiful city full of nature.

I have the fortune of studying Japanese music "Gagaku" in a Buddhist temple here in Sapporo, is a great music which inspires me a lot, full of interesting history, and fortunately, people is very gentle in the study group. I also like doing meditation and cooking, although I'm not very skillful chef...(◞‸◟)but I try my best (´∀`).

I would like to talk with all of you about many topics! my goal is to help you all to get better with the language and also to share my experiences, questions and opinions! Feel free to ask!

Shiela, Philippines
Shiela

フィリピン出身のShielaは4月に札幌に来たばかりで、ALTとして働いています。とても明るく元気な彼女は、フィリピンで最近日本でも人気のスカイプレッスンで多くの日本人に英語を教えていました。
楽しく英語を学びたい方はカフェの他に、レッスンも受けてみませんか?皆さんに会えるのを楽しみにしてます!

Hello, everyone! I'm Shiela Velasquez. I have a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education
major in English. I used to be a High School teacher in the Philippines. I arrived in Sapporo April of this year. I never thought of going to Japan but after working as an online tutor for Japanese English learners -- I fell in love with the culture and people. So I thought -- Hey! I'm going to Japan!, and tada! I'm now here! A new culture, a new environment, money, personal development, professional development, adventure,beautiful scceneries, great food (and beer) -- these are just some of the reasons why I chose Hokkaido.

I am an ALT working in public Junior High School in Sapporo. I really love teaching. It's all that I want to do -- I think it's all I can do. I dreamed to be a teacher since I was in six years old, I always wanted to be a teacher because I want to change the world in my own way. I was lucky to have talented and passionate teachers when I was little – they inspired me to be one. I remember playing school at our house backyard and made my siblings and neighbors as students and of course, me as their teacher.

In my mind, I am someone who can float through life, all free-spirited like, taking impromptu trips and just going with the flow. I envision myself as the type of person who can truly make it through the weekend with only a weekender bag. I’m the girl that can grab a towel and a bottle of SPF and head to the beach for a day of fun and sand. Back in the Philippines, I like going to the beach a lot. I used to hang out by the beach with my friends. I dont have those two with me in Sapporo -- beach and my friends so what I do during my free time is watch TV series and movies on Netflix while binge eating ( or drinking) or I go to Karaoke with friends and try out good restaurants in Sapporo.


I am looking forward to meeting you all at Chit Chat Cafe!


Maddy, USA
Maddy

アメリカのカリフォルニア出身のマディです。現在、北海道大学の一年生です。趣味と言えば、映画鑑賞です!ホラー以外、何のジャンルでも見ています。そして、人生の目標は、素晴らしい先生になるということです。この英会話カフェで英語を勉強している方をできるだけサポートして手伝いたいと思っています~日本語の学習者として、外国語を学ぶことの難しさがよくわかっています。とにかく、おしゃべりでもぜひ来てください。一緒に英語を楽しく勉強しましょう(^^♪

Hi there! My name’s  Maddy,  short for Madison  (19). I was born  in Texas but moved  to California at a young  age and basically spent  all of my childhood  there,  in a city nearby  San Francisco.Alrighty,  so, Istarted  studying  Japanese back in high  school, during  that period when I was a crazy otaku reading  every shoujo manga  in existence. Anda couple years into study,I got to participate  in a Japanese competition  where  I won a ten-day trip  to Japan! In Osaka, I did  a homestay  with the absolute sweetest family,  who (thankfully)  didn’t seem to mind  my brokenbeginnerJapanese. On this  trip,  even the little things  made me excited,  like trying  milk pudding  for the first time (whichI still love to this day!) Anyways,  I decided  Japan was the place for me–and resolvedto go to school here.Now I attend Hokkaido University  as a first-yearstudent  of the Modern  Japanese Studies  Program.  Moving  to a new country,  especially  right  after high  school,was quite  overwhelming  at first, but  now I lovelifehere in Sapporo. In my free time I enjoy watching  movies –especially musicals, 80’s  classics, and cute animations. I am obsessedwith Disney too,and sooner or later I'm definitely going  tocheck outTokyo Disneyland!By the way, I have long term goals too(haha) ...once I graduate,  I plan  on going  for afulfilling  career teaching children!  I also aspire  toone dayvolunteer  in the US Peace Corpsand spend  time  abroadteaching underprivileged  students...So,yeah,that’s mein a nutshell.  Pleasedocome in and let’s have a chat I’ll do mybest to help  you get better  at speaking  English!

Fernando, Brazil
Fernando

ブラジル出身のFernandoです!あだ名はフェルと呼んでください。2016年10月から北大の現代日本学プログラムに勉強しています。趣味は撮影したり、夏サイクリングしたり、旅行したり、音楽を聞いたりすることです。もし英語などについての質問があれば、日本
語でも遠慮なく聞いてみてください!一緒にがんばろうね!٩( ᐛ )و

Hello! I’m Fernando, directly from Brazil to the capital of the Hokkaido. I have lived in Japan
before, but those were mostly short-term experiences in Honshu. Now, it’s been a full year since I moved to Sapporo and I’m here to stay for (at least) 4 more years as a Hokudai
student!
My hobbies are taking photos of urban scenery, walking around the city, cycling (during summertime), travelling and listening to music. I’m deeply interested in political science and the contemporary Japanese indie music scene. I also play volleyball, so if you feel like playing too, let’s do it sometime!
Although I don’t have much time to travel because of classes, one of the best trips I ever had was to Toyako-onsen. The experience there was so great that I’d like to recommend the place to everyone.
I’m looking forward to meeting new people at Chit Chat Cafe!

Avery, Vietnam
Avery

ベトナム出身のAveryです。以前短期間交換留学で日本に来てから、日本が大好きになりました。現在は北大で日本語を学んでいます。ベトナムでは英語の講師としてIELTSを教えていた経験もあります。皆さんの英語上達のお手伝いができるのを楽しみにしてます!

Hi everybody, my name is An but please call me Avery. I’m from Vietnam. I’m currently studying Japanese at university here in Sapporo. In 2015, I went on a short study exchange program and I have been in love with this country ever since so I decided to come back. My dream is to bridge the gap between Asian countries and create a strong community.
There are two things that I love most: watching movies and helping people. My love for Japan actually started from an anime called Fairy Tail. Not only that I learn new languages through movies, I also get to know the country’s beautiful culture.
Before coming to Japan, I was also a English teacher for nearly 1 year, specializing on IELTS speaking skill. I love talking about different subjects and topics like science, culture, language… so we can basically talk about almost anything!
I am looking forward to talking and helping you with your English skills. Hope we can have interesting conversation and share our stories with each other.

Oskar, Sweden
Oskar

スウェーデンの小さな村からきたOskarです。
現在日本語を勉強しながら異国の地で色々なことを経験し、文化を学びたいと思っています。
帰る前にできるだけ旅行したいと思ってるので、皆さんのオススメの場所を教えてくださいね!

Hello there, my name is Oskar and I'm from Sweden. I wanted to experience a different country and culture, specifically an asian one, and therefore I'm here in Sapporo studying Japanese. I came here in April this year (2017) and it's been very nice so far, lots of places to see and good food to eat. A lot of people to meet as well! Quite unlike the small little place I come from, but not too different in other ways. Can't wait for the snow!

I quite enjoy history, but can't call myself some real history buff, it's more collecting interesting tidbits here and there. Love cats. Animals in general are pretty great, but cats take first place. I'm currently traveling around as much as I can at the moment and want to see as much as I can here before I have to head back. I look forward to talking with you all!

Honor, UK
Honor

イギリス、ロンドン近くの小さな村出身のHonorです。
北海道大学で研究者として1年働く予定です。
とても明るくフレンドリーなHonorは日本料理も興味があるので、ぜひ皆さんのオススメ料理を教えてあげてくださいね!
皆さんとのチャットを楽しみにしてます♪

Hello! My name is Honor and I’m from a small village near London (in the UK!). I study Neuroscience at the University of Manchester, and I am working as a researcher at Hokkaido University for a year. I had never been to Asia before moving here, but I’ve loved Japan since I was very young! My Japanese is not very good, so I feel very lucky that so many people want to learn English! My favourite thing to learn about is Japanese cooking. I used to work part-time as a chef in England, so I find cooking very relaxing. And it is very fun trying Japanese ingredients! I think Hokkaido is incredibly beautiful. I love nature more than anything! And it is very easy to find wild beauty in Hokkaido. The best thing about nature is you don’t need language to understand it! It is the universal language of planet Earth! I also love cycling and dogs. If I meet you I will definitely end up showing you pictures of my two dogs! I look forward to meeting you.

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