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I-Chat Lounge

I-Chat Lounge FAQ

Who can come to I-Chat?
Every OGU student. All majors and all skill levels are welcome.
What happens when you come to I-Chat?
You get an I-Chat passport and then it’s up to you! You can practice conversation skills with our English Speaking Staff. You can do your homework and get assistance from our staff. You can practice for your TOEIC exam. You can come in with friends, get a drink, relax and play games. You can check out a book from our Library. It’s up to you but all of the staff here are happy to help you with whatever you need.
Can I bring friends?
You are welcome to bring friends or come on your own. Even if you come by yourself, I-Chat is a great place to meet new people and make new friends.
When can I come to I-Chat?
You can come any time we are open. Our hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm. We take breaks between periods, and we are closed for lunch between 12:30pm and 1:30 pm, but you are still welcome to enter and wait until the next period starts.
How long can I stay at I-Chat?
You can stay as long as you like, as long as you don’t have classes.
How often can I come to I-Chat?
You can come as often as you’d like. In fact, the more often you come, the faster your English will improve!
I can’t speak English/I am a beginner, can I come to I-Chat?
All levels are welcome at I-Chat. We have resources we can use to help you improve your English and get you started making conversations as soon as possible.
How much does it cost to use I-Chat?
I-Chat is absolutely free. It doesn’t cost anything to enter I-Chat or use our resources. Just bring your student ID card.
What resources do you have?
Besides English-speaking staff, a library with books written in various languages, a drink bar with free drinks available, space for you to study or do homework and a TOEIC center which has various CDs and books you can use to study for the TOEIC as well as other English level tests.
Is I-Chat an English classroom?
I-Chat is a unique facility. There are no set lessons, homework or textbooks that we use. It’s a lot more free form and authentic.
I am an international/exchange student, can I use I-Chat? What can I use I-Chat for?
Yes, you can use I-Chat. I-Chat is open to everyone. You can come to make Japanese friends and practice your Japanese with them or help them with their English or teach them a different language.
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