We went to Goemon
arguably the home of Brighton's best ramen - at the end of term for a celebratory bowl of noodles. The inaugural Step Up Japanese Christmas party!
I wanted to introduce my students in different classes to each other, and to celebrate what you've all achieved in 2016.
Oh, and to eat ramen. I love ramen.
I didn't take many photos (oops - too busy having a nice time!) but here they are:
↓ (I know it's blurry but I think it catches the mood! Do you know how to say "blurry" in Japanese?)
Not one to miss a "teachable moment", I also wanted to encourage everybody to order in Japanese.
So we practiced in class the week before. Ordering in restaurants is probably one of the most useful things you can learn how to do in another language.
Everyone ordered confidently, the staff were super helpful, and I was (am!) a very proud teacher.
Thanks SO MUCH for all your support over the last year! メリークリスマス！