カテゴリー: News

Online-Only Classes Starting Monday, January 17th

January 13th, 2022

To the students of Ehle Institute

Ehle Institute

Principal Daisaku Hagihara

 

Online-Only Classes Starting Monday, January 17th

 

The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in Osaka prefecture. The Omicron variant is already spreading throughout the city. This time, many people are mildly ill or asymptomatic, and the infection is spreading without their knowledge. As a school, for the safety and health of the students, all classes will be held exclusively online starting Monday, January 17th as follows.

 

  1. All classes will be online classes. Students should attend online classes at home instead of coming to school. The rules for attendance for online participation are the same as before.
  2. Individual visits are possible for errands such as certificate issuance requests or individual counseling. Please be careful of infection when you come to school. Always wear a mask and measure your temperature when entering the school buildings.
  3. We will observe the coronavirus situation in Osaka Prefecture, and consider the resumption of regular classes accordingly, by which time we will contact you again.
  4. Please take thorough measures to prevent infection. If you become infected, please be sure to contact the school immediately.

About prohibition of temporary overseas travel during the New Year holidays

December 1st, 2021

 

To the students of Ehle Institute

 

Ehle Institute
Principal Daisaku Hagihara

 

About prohibition of temporary overseas travel during the New Year holidays

 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, foreign citizens are currently prohibited from entering Japan to prevent domestic infection of the new variant “Omicron”. This ban also affects international students.

Therefore, we have decided not to allow temporary returns to home countries and overseas travel during the year-end and New Year holidays.

If you leave the country during this time, you might not be able to re-enter Japan, and you will not be able to continue studying abroad.

Please continue to wear a mask to prevent infection, wash your hands and gargle, enforce eating in silence when dining out, and refrain from eating out with a large number of people.

This is an important time for current students to be able to graduate or move up to the next year, so we ask you to be aware of your actions.

 

 

About COVID-19 vaccination for current students

August 23rd, 2021

About COVID-19 vaccination for current students

To the students of Ehle Institute

Ehle Institute

We are pleased to inform you that we are ready to offer COVID-19 vaccination for current students.

  • Time:
    First dose   Sunday, September 12th
    Second dose  Saturday, October 9th
  • Location: YOLO BASE
    556-0003 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka City, Naniwa-Ku, Ebisu-nishi 3-chome, 13-24

The office staff of each department will send out information with details such as reservation method, so make sure to have a look.

As for the faculty and staff, vaccination will be carried out as stated in previous announcements. This announcement is for current students.

End of notice

About school activities in September

To the students of Ehle Institute

Ehle Institute

Principal Daisaku Hagihara

 

About school activities in September

 

Currently, the state of emergency in Osaka prefecture has been prolonged until September 12th, due to the spreading of COVID-19. We would like to inform you that we have decided to resume classes in September as follows:

  1. Classes in September will be held exclusively online. Please attend classes online from your own home.
  2. You are welcome to come to school to talk to your mentor and to apply for certificates.
  3. We will inform you again about the classes of the second semester that starts in October
  4. Please refrain from going out unless necessary and going out for dinner to prevent infection. Also, when you go out, please be sure to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer regularly.

 

 

End of notice

 

 

 

 

About COVID-19 vaccinations

June 20th, 2021

To the students and faculty staff of Ehle Institute

Ehle Institute

About COVID-19 vaccinations

 

COVID-19 vaccination is making progress in each region. Many people have already received vaccination information and their vaccination coupons. Since many international students are enrolled at our school, we have been discussing the implementation of occupational vaccination or group reservation vaccination with related organizations, but it is currently difficult to implement due to the lack of vaccines in the country and each region. Therefore, regarding the vaccination of current students and faculty members of our school, we will follow the policy below.

1. For the faculty staff, please proceed with vaccination at your own discretion according to the circumstances of the area where you live.

2. For current students, make sure to not lose the vaccination information sent to you, and then make reservations for yourself when possible. Please refer to the links below for information in several languages. We will allow one day of permitted absence from classes to get vaccinated.

3. In the near future, when the vaccination situation has become smooth in Osaka City, we will hold an information meeting with detailed information on how to get vaccinated. We will also continue to consider the possibility of group vaccination as well as post information to our homepage and social media.

4. Getting vaccinated is not mandatory, so please make your own judgment. If you are unsure of what to do, please contact the information centres found within the sites linked below.

<Reference information>

Sites that explain vaccination in several languages.

1. Regarding vaccination Osaka International House Foundation

Information on vaccination including vaccination coupons, vaccination time, vaccination place, pre-vaccination screening questionnaire, and what to bring for your vaccination.

Japanese:https://www.ih-osaka.or.jp/2021/05/27/koronawakuchin1/

English:https://www.ih-osaka.or.jp/english/2021/03/17/koronawakuchin1/

Chinese:https://www.ih-osaka.or.jp/chinese/2021/03/17/koronawakuchin1/

Vietnamese:https://www.ih-osaka.or.jp/vietnamese/2021/06/10/koronawakuchin1/

Korean:https://www.ih-osaka.or.jp/korean/2021/03/17/koronawakuchin1/

Information on how to make reservations for Osaka City Large-Scale Vaccination Center (INTEX OSAKA) is also available here.

2. Explanation of the process from receiving vaccination coupon to making a reservation (Available in Japanese, English, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai) JAPAN STUDY SUPPORT

This site also has information on the overall process of vaccination

https://www.jpss.jp/ja/

End of notice

Rules for combined classes

Published on March 17th, 2021

 

Rules for combined classes

 

  1. Rules for class attendance
  • Combined face-to-face and online classes to restrict the number of people who come to school are called “combined classes”. Half of the students attend class online, while half of the students attend the class in the classroom.
  • On days of face-to-face classes, students come to school to study. Make sure to come to school on the allotted days. We do not accept online attendance on those days and will mark such attendance as an absence.
  • Please study online in your own home for online classes. Students access classes by using Zoom. We do not accept face-to-face attendance on online days and will mark such attendance as an absence. However, if you have trouble with your home Wi-fi and are unable to attend classes online, please consult the staff of your department and follow their instructions.
  • Students are required to attend face-to-face classes and thus we do not accept full-time online attendance. However, we make an exception for students on the following conditions.

① Students currently residing overseas or far away and are unable to come to school due to travel restrictions.

② Students who are infected with Covid-19 or have spent time with someone infected, and are instructed not to go to school by the public health center.

③ Students with chronic conditions which could worsen if infected, and who have a doctor’s note or a parental consent form, and therefore is in self-quarantine. Part-time work is not permitted for such students. We will check your condition regularly by the use of video calls.

 

  1. Rules for online classes

① Please make sure to arrange a working internet environment to be able to attend classes.
Please prepare a computer or tablet.

Please make sure to have access to a Wi-fi connection.

② Always make sure your face is showing during online classes. Also, if you do not answer even after the teacher has called your name twice, you will be marked as absent.

 

  1. Please take measures to prevent infection when you come to school

① Make sure to always use a mask

② Measure your body temperature and disinfect your hand when entering school buildings.

③ We will install desk guards in all classrooms to prevent the spread of respiratory droplets. Please use them carefully.

④ Do not attend class if you have a fever, cough, or any other cold-related symptoms. If you feel sick, please rest at home or visit a hospital. Do not attend online classes.

 

  1. Timing of implementation of full-scale face-to-face classes

We will shift to full-face face-to-face lessons when the time comes, after considering the situation of society as a whole. Further information will be announced again by the school.

NOTICE REGARDING THE START OF COMBINED CLASSES

June 22nd, 2021

To the students and faculty staff of Ehle Institute

Ehle Institute
Principal Daisaku Hagihara

NOTICE REGARDING THE START OF COMBINED CLASSES

The state of emergency in Osaka Prefecture has been lifted, and as a result of examining the current infection situation of covid-19, we would like to inform you that we will resume combined face-to-face and online classes starting at the following date.

Start of combined classes: Thursday, July 1st, 2021

① Current students – please follow the school day schedule for when to come to school.
② The rules regarding combined classes and attendance were announced in April, however, we will repost them to our website so please make sure to read them again.

End of notice

Announcement regarding the form of classes after the state of emergency is lifted

June 18th, 2021

To the students and faculty members of Ehle Institute

Principal Daisaku Hagihara

ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE FORM OF CLASSES AFTER THE STATE OF EMERGENCY IS LIFTED

The state of emergency currently announced in Osaka Prefecture will be lifted on June 20th, after which semi-emergency prevention measures will commence. After receiving further details regarding the prevention measures, we aim to resume “combined classes” (combined face-to-face and online classes) as soon as possible.

The resumption of “combined classes” will begin after a period of preparation to be able to inform all students and faculty staff sufficiently.

We therefore ask students and the faculty members to continue with online classes for the time being while preparing for the upcoming resumption of combined classes. We will contact you again as soon as the details for the start of combined classes has been decided, so please wait a little bit longer.

End of announcement

© 2019 EHLE INSTITUE OF OSAKA.