Yesterday, Peace Culture Village held its first Songs in English class at Hotta Ringyo in Joge Town. This new class, co-taught by Steve and Mary, teaches English through English songs and will occur once per month. This month, 10 people learned the song "Take It Easy" by The Eagles.
First, we read through copies of both English and Japanese lyrics. We then took the song verse by verse, focusing on pronunciation; English slang, idioms, and metaphors; and overall song meaning. Throughout the evening, we practiced singing "Take It Easy" with a live band!
Songs in English was a big hit and we can barely wait until next month's lesson!
Check out the video below for a short clip of us singing "Take It Easy."