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About classes from October (final decision)

September 29th, 2021

To the faculty staff and current students of Ehle Institute

Ehle Institute

Principal Daisaku Hagihara

About classes from October (final decision)

The second-semester classes will start in October. The currently declared state of emergency will be lifted in the whole country on September 30th. Therefore, we will resume “mixed classes that combine face-to-face classes and online classes” starting Monday, October 11th. Classes until Friday, October 8th will be held exclusively online.

1. Please follow the school day/online day schedule from October 11th which will be announced by each department soon.

2. The rules for face-to-face classes, where students come to school to study, and online classes, where students participate in classes online from their own homes, will be the same as before

3. On school days, please continue to avoid infection by following prevention measures. Disinfect your hands and measure your body temperature when entering the school buildings. Please wear a mask. Please enjoy your meals silently at lunch.

End of notice

10月からの授業の形態について

2021年9月29日

エール学園教職員、在校生各位

エール学園

校長 萩原大作

10月からの授業の形態について(決定)

10月より後期の授業が始まります。9月30日で全国で緊急事態宣言が解除となります。後期の授業は予定通り、10月11日(月)より「オンラインと対面を組み合わせた混合授業」を実施します。10月8日(金)までは全面オンライン授業とします。

  1. 10月11日よりの混合授業の登校スケジュールは各学科の連絡に従って登校をお願いします。
  2. 混合授業では、登校して対面授業に参加、自宅でオンラインで参加の出席のルールはこれまで通りです。
  3. 学校へ登校して授業受ける場合には、引き続きの感染防止対策をおねがいします。入り口での消毒と検温の実施。マスク着用をお願いします。また昼食をとるときは「黙食」をお願いします。

以上。

About classes from October

September 25th, 2021

To the faculty staff and current students of Ehle Institute

Ehle Institute

Principal Daisaku Hagihara

About classes from October

The second-semester classes will start in October. Currently, Osaka Prefecture is still under a state of emergency as a countermeasure against the new coronavirus. The government and administrative departments are considering lifting the declaration and will announce their decision on September 28th. Therefore, we would like to inform you that we have decided on the form of the classes from October as follows.

  1. If the state of emergency is decided to be lifted on September 28th, we will resume “mixed classes that combine face-to-face classes and online classes” starting Monday, October 11th.
  2. Classes between Friday, October 1st, and Friday, October 8th will be held exclusively online, regardless of what the government decides on September 28th.
  3. We will make a new announcement regarding combined classes on September 29th, after considering the decision made on September 28th.
  4. Rules regarding online classes and combined classes will be the same as previously announced.

End of notice.

Announcement regarding the continuation of online classes due to the prolonged state of emergency

May 29th, 2021

To the faculty members and students of Ehle Institute

 

Ehle Institute
Principal Daisaku Hagihara

 

Announcement regarding the continuation of online classes due to the prolonged state of emergency

 

The state of emergency in Osaka prefecture has once again been prolonged until June 20th. There are still many new cases of infection in Osaka. Because of this situation, we have decided to continue with online classes until June 20th. Students are allowed to come to school to apply for documents and talk with their mentors, but we ask you to take caution to avoid infection.

We ask our students to avoid going outside unless necessary, not participate in parties or events and act responsibly.

We will decide on the start of face-to-face classes based on instructions by the authorities, as well as by judging the infection situation among the faculty members, students, and Osaka Prefecture as a whole, as soon as the state of emergency is removed.
Please understand that even after the state of emergency is lifted, classes will be resumed with a sufficient preparation period to avoid confusion regarding attendance for our faculty members and students.

 

End of announcement

 

Announcement regarding the continuation of online classes due to the prolonged state of emergency

May 10th, 2021

To the students of Ehle Institute

Announcement regarding the continuation of online classes due to the prolonged state of emergency

Ehle Institute
Principal Daisaku Hagihara

 

The state of emergency in Osaka prefecture has been prolonged until May 31st. We have temporarily cancelled our combined online and face-to-face classes to only hold online classes and we hereby extend the intended time period for online classes.

The new time period is until the state of emergency is removed, and we will reconsider the start of combined classes when a removal announcement is made by the Osaka prefectural government.

 

Covid-19 and its variations are spreading fast in Osaka prefecture. We ask all students to be more careful than ever to avoid getting infected.

 

Please read below for a list of precautions.

 

  1. About coming to school

Students are allowed to come to school to apply for documents, to receive textbooks, and to meet with their mentors. When coming to school, please cooperate in measuring your temperature and disinfecting your hands. Do not come to school if you have a fever, cough, or similar symptoms of a cold. If you are sick, please visit a hospital.

 

  1. About classes

① All classes are online classes. Please participate in classes in your own home.

② If you have problems with your computer or your wi-fi, make sure to contact your mentor to be able to participate in classes in the classroom. Please return home immediately after the class is finished.

③ If you get infected with covid-19, and are in quarantine, please focus on your recuperation at home. We do not allow participation in online classes while in quarantine.

 

  1. Precautions regarding everyday life

① Please eat and sleep well, measure your body temperature daily, and monitor your health carefully. Wear a mask, disinfect and wash your hands thoroughly.

② If you suspect infection or have been in close contact with someone infected, please contact the Public Health Center and follow their instructions. Also, please contact the school and follow our instructions.

③ Regarding dining and drinking

  • Do not participate in dinners or drinking parties. Please turn down any invitations.
  • Do not drink alcohol in parks, in the streets, or other public places.
  • Avoid eating and having conversations at the same time, even with just a few people. When speaking, always use a mask. (Only remove the mask when eating, and put it on again when speaking).
  • Do not share cups or chopsticks. Have your own set.
  • Sit diagonally opposite to other people. (Avoid facing other people directly opposite)

④ Precautions regarding part-time work

  • Always wear a mask while working.
  • Do not participate in conversations while eating on your breaks. Always wear a mask while speaking.
  • Avoid the “Three C’s” (Confined spaces, Crowded places, Close contact). Be conscious of the ventilation of your work area and keep social distance.
  • In the event that you get infected with covid-19, please contact your work as well as the school.

⑤ Precautions for students who live together with other people.

  • Discuss infection prevention measures and be careful together. Details follow below
    • Please ventilate any shared spaces. Keep shared spaces tidy and disinfected.
    • Measure your body temperature every day and report to each other.
    • If you get sick or have any symptoms, please wear a mask even at home.
    • Please follow the infection prevention precautions properly, and help each other to follow them. For example, if a person living with you is planning to attend a party, please stop them.
    • Do not share towels or drink from the same cups or bottles.
    • If you are feeling sick, please have your meals alone.
    • Keep garbage enclosed and throw it away. (A used tissue can be contagious)

 

End of announcement

Notice of Date of Change from Online Classes to Combined Classes

April 30th, 2021

To the students and faculty staff of Ehle Institute

Ehle Institute
Principal Daisaku Hagihara

Notice of Date of Change from Online Classes to Combined Classes

  Due to the recent spread of Covid-19 and the declaration of a state of emergency in Osaka prefecture, Ehle Institute has cancelled the combined online and face-to-face combined classes which started in April and are currently conducting online classes only.

  The date for the restart of combined classes will be determined by observing the development of covid-19. Ehle Institute will base the decision on whether the state of emergency is removed, and will follow the instructions by the Osaka Prefectural Government. The state of emergency is currently scheduled to end on Tuesday, May 11th, so we will wait for that decision and plan to restart the combined classes on Monday, May 17th.

 However, depending on the spread of the virus, there is a chance that the period for online lessons will be prolonged, in which case we will make further announcements. Please make sure to check incoming e-mail and the Ehle Institute webpage.

End of notice

Notice of Precautions and Contact Information during the Golden Week Holidays

April 30th, 2021

To the students of Ehle Institute

Ehle Institute

Notice of Precautions and Contact Information during the Golden Week Holidays

  Ehle Institute will be closed from Saturday, May 1st to Wednesday, May 5th due to the anniversary of the foundation of the school and public holidays. This year’s Golden Week Holidays are occurring in the middle of the covid-19 pandemic so we urge you to be careful and stay safe.

<Precautions>

  1. Please refrain from unnecessary travelling.
    (Please do not travel to places where many people gather)
  2. When going out, always use a mask. Wash your hands regularly.
    (Make sure to always use a mask. Wash your hands properly)
  3. Please refrain from dining with large numbers of people.
    (Do not eat food or drink alcohol with large numbers of people)
  4. If you contract covid-19, or have been in close contact with an infected person, make sure to contact the school and the public health center.
    (If you get covid-19, or have spent much time with a person who got covid-19, contact us immediately)

<Contact information>
If you get infected or are worried about covid-19, if you were in an accident, hurt yourself, or are sick, please contact the following numbers.

DEPARTMENT TELEPHONE NUMBER E-MAIL ADDRESS
Department of International Business 080-9707-9182 biz@ehle.ac.jp
Department of International Communications 080-9707-9182 com@ehle.ac.jp
Department of Applied Japanese 080-4952-3483 ounichi@ehle.ac.jp
Japanese Language School 080-7956-4478 nihongo@ehle.ac.jp

<Contact information for the Public Health Center>

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/kenkou_iryou/covid19-kikokusyasessyokusya.html

(In Japanese. The link lists the contact information for the whole country, so choose the relevant prefecture site linked to confirm the telephone number)

End of notice

Starting tomorrow April 21st, hybrid classes are cancelled, all classes to be held online

April 20th, 2021

To the students, teachers, and staff of Ehle Institute

 

School Principal Daisaku Hagihara

 

【Urgent Notice】

Starting tomorrow April 21st, hybrid classes are cancelled, all classes to be held online

 

Due to the recent rapid spread of covid-19 in Osaka Prefecture, a request for the Japanese Government to re-declare a state of emergency has been made by the Osaka Prefectural Government. Furthermore, in the Kinki Area, cluster infection has been detected at Universities and High Schools resulting in the temporary closing of schools.

Therefore, Ehle Institute has urgently decided that all classes will be held exclusively online, starting tomorrow. Online classes will continue until May 5th, after the Golden week holidays. We will then decide on further measures based on the situation just before the holidays.

We would like to inform the teachers and students of the following points:

 

  1. Hybrid classes are cancelled. Students will participate in classes online at their own homes.
  2. Students who are unable to connect to the Internet, are allowed to use the self-study rooms at school. However, there is a limited amount of available spaces so please consult your mentor or the school office beforehand.
  3. Teachers will conduct the online classes in the allotted classrooms at school.
  4. Students are allowed to come to school to apply for certificates or to talk to their mentor.
  5. Please take measures to avoid infection even outside of school hours.
  6. In case of infection, or if you have been in contact with someone infected, please contact the school.

 

End of notice

 

Notice of Guidelines for Attendance of Combined Classes

Notice of Guidelines for Attendance of Combined Classes

To the students and faculty staff of Ehle Institute

Ehle Institute
Principal Daisaku Hagihara

 

  Ehle Institute has conducted online and face-to-face combined classes since June, and students who wish to study only online due to fear of the coronavirus have been allowed to do so. However, the spread of coronavirus is currently slowing down, strategies have been implemented, and the economic situation is starting to return to normal. As for educational institutions, elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools have returned to face-to-face classes. Universities have also started to return to face-to-face classes albeit with some restrictions. Furthermore, since October, it has again become possible for new foreign students to enter Japan.

 On the other hand, at Ehle Institute, students who state that they are afraid of the coronavirus has easily been able to attend online classes only. By studying online at home for a long period, we fear the students will be affected negatively. Also, many students only attend online classes, while still continuing to go to their part-time jobs.

 Because of this situation, we hereby announce that for a grace period we will not allow students without a special reason to attend online classes only, as well as the implementation of the following rules.

 

  1. As a principle, students will come to school on their assigned days
  2. Regardless of face-to-face class attendance, online class attendance will be allowed for the following reasons:

    ① The student has an illness or condition which could worsen by going outside, and therefore wish to study online. Permission is given after submission of a Letter of reason, as well as after checking with the student’s guardian. Without permission, attendance for online classes will not be allowed.
    The following students will be granted permission:
    Students with underlying diseases such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, respiratory disease (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), or students receiving dialysis, taking immunosuppressant drugs or anticancer drugs.

    ② Students with a fever of over 37.5 degrees Celsius, or when there is a suspicion of coronavirus infection, and the student has let their mentor know beforehand. If the student suspects having contracted the virus, the student is required to contact a public health center, undergo a PCR test, or take other proper measures. Test results and measurements that have been taken should be reported to the school. As for face-to-face classes, temperature checks by the entrance will be continued and persons with a fever of 37.5 degrees or above will not be allowed to enter the school.

  3. The following situations will not be granted attendance. Misusing the rules could lead to expulsion.

    ① Students misusing the rules mentioned above multiple times to escape taking classes will be marked as absent. If the behavior does not end after being told several times, the school will contact the student’s guardian and then expel the student.

    ②Students who use the current situation to work more than 28 hours per week will be expelled due to violation of the law.

    1. Attitude during online classes

A reminder of the rules that have already been implemented since the start of the second semester,

① Students shall attend online classes in their own home, sitting at a desk with writing tools, notebooks, and textbooks ready in front of them.

② Students who do not respond after being called twice by the teacher during attendance call or when asked a question will be marked as absent.

③ When attending online classes, the student must hand in an online class report. If a report is not submitted, the student will be marked as absent. For students of the Japanese Language School Department, this rule will be implemented starting October 19th, and for the other departments, this rule will be implemented starting November.

  1. Devices and network environment

    ①There is a strong chance that combined online and face-to-face classes will become a long-term solution. Further, even if the current situation goes back to normal, online presence will continue to be a necessity for people all around the world. Please prepare a home network as well as a PC or a tablet. There is a limit to the productivity that can be achieved by just using a smartphone. Students who are unable to make preparations can rent a pocket Wi-Fi from school, as well as make use of the emergency loan-type scholarship offered by the school (will be announced soon).

  1. The rules mentioned above will be implemented on November 1st.

We ask all students and faculty staff to please read through the above-announced guidelines which will be implemented on November 1st.

 

To the 2020 April New Students of Ehle Institute Japanese Language School

Information regarding the rearrangement of the designated date for entering Japan (Update)

 

The Japanese Government has decided to further extend the suspension of entry visa’s validity, originally intended for May 31st, until June 30th. Ehle Institute has therefore decided to rearrange the designated date for entering Japan as follows:

1. The designated date for entering Japan such as:

【The first assembly】

  • July 14th for students from China and Taiwan
  • July 15th for students from Korea, Viet Nam, Indonesia, and other countries

【The second assembly】

  • July 20th for students from China and Taiwan
  • July 21st for students from Korea, Viet Nam, Indonesia, and other countries

※Please book the flight to enter Japan on the very date written above as much as possible.

2. Pick-up arrangement at Kansai International Airport (No change since last update)

  • As we have announced before, we will offer you a pick-up arrangement at KIX, if you book the flight which will arrive at KIX from 9:00 to 18:00 on the date written above. The shuttle bus fare (\1,100 for one way trip from KIX) will be on your expense.
  • Supposing that Japanese government has implemented the restriction on the use of the public transportation, EHLE Institute would arrange a mini bus or a car to send you from KIX to EHLE. In this situation, we will also charge you \1,100.
  • If there are some students who do not have any alternative but to book the flight on a day other than the designated date written above, and need the Pick-up at KIX, please contact EHLE Institute regarding the arrangement and the cost. On Saturday, Sunday and the holidays except the designated date, we cannot offer you the pick-up arrangement.
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