TIBC School Festival
Business English & Japanese Business Culture Course hosted "GLOBAL CAFE" and each student contributed own global hospitality service and spirit to every customer visited at the cafe. We planned and discussed, and discussed for this event and I believe everyone did superb job for decorating the room, purchasing international drinks & snacks, practicing their stage performance, and taking cafe duty-sharing.
At the entrance, we cheerfully welcomed al visitors with shiny teeth and a Vietnamese traditional costume by saying "Welcome to our Global Cafe!"
The most students are determined to work in hospitality industries, so some volunteered servants welcomed and took orders in English to gain little practical training opportunities there.
The first CAFE shift was hosted by EJA (1st year Morning class) and 2 students from Vietnam and Myanmar performed a Duet, "I have a Dream: originally performed by Westlife".
In the afternoon, EJP (1st year Afternoon class) took over the CAFE shift and performed "Give Me Some Sunshine: originally performed by 3 idiots". Plus, a student from Bolivia performed SAMURAI SALSA DANCE!
Late afternoon, ESP (2nd year afternoon class) took over and presented Karaoke stage for all. A Japanese students sang " Let`s It Go" from the movie, Frozen (アナと氷の女王）.
AND THEN! This Global Cafe turned into a DANCING CAFE! All students from Nepal, India, China, Taiwan, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bolivia, Sri Lanka, Russia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Japan got together and DANCED! DANCED! and DANCED! with international music!
The Global Cafe closed at 16:00 and they seemed enjoyed serving and dancing! After several years at TIBC, we restarted this school festival. It was the first and last festival for ESP students, but EJA/EJP students might have another one next year. We hope that it was a fruitful opportunity for expanding academic & business perspectives : planning, discussing, collaborating, and creating something great and new!
I think this Global Cafe was the most globally crowed spot at TIBC on this day. We had all Business English & Japanese Business Culture students, but also a lot of students from other courses! We could do this because all the important Puzzle pieces got together and made this CAFE successful! I hope students learned and experienced this great magic of great UNITY and TEAM-WORK! with extra behind scene jobs!!