Spring 2024 * Book Week Reading Campaign 
				Spring 2024 * Book Week Reading Campaign

CAFETALK BOOK CLUB
SPRING 2024
Topic ・・・
This year I'll become a language expert!
Something will change with this one book!

How did that person study to become so fluent?
Which books do the language experts I'm interested in use?

Is it possible to become a language expert in a new language,
or a language I gave up on learning?!
Cafetalk tutors will offer special lessons again this spring,
using a book chosen by each of the tutors!

キャンペーン終了しました キャンペーン終了

レッスンご受講、アンケートへのご協力ありがとうございました。
図書カードの当選者発表とカフェトーク語学講師に聞いた「語学の達人の秘密!」を
カフェトークBOOK倶楽部 RADIOでご案内しています。

< 講師/生徒の皆さんにお尋ねしました! -アンケート結果発表- > Are you the type to take your time
and master one book perfectly?

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たくさんのいろいろな本を活用される、とにかく多読派!が圧倒ですね。


Win a "Tosho" card!

Campaign duration: Reading Week 3/25/2024 - 4/7/2024

- Option 1 -

Automatic entry by taking a campaign lesson (+ write feedback)

During the campaign period, 10 winners will be selected by drawing from among those who took a campaign lesson and gave feedback. The winners will receive a 500 yen "Tosho" library card!

- Option 2 -

Entry by answering the survey

Please answer the survey within the campaign period. 5 winners will be drawn and receive a 500 yen "Tosho" library card!

Drawing will be held after reading week and winners will be notified directly.

Please note: Those who have taken eligible lessons will be automatically entered. There is no need to apply.

* Tosho cards can be used at bookstores in Japan (and Japanese online bookstores)

* If you are outside of Japan or have difficulty using the library card, you can exchange it for Cafetalk points.

Special Reading Week Lessons

Campaign duration: Reading Week 3/25/2024 - 4/7/2024

Please note: It is up to the tutors if they want to keep offering the lesson after the Reading Week is over,
so please contact the respective tutors if you would like to take it at a later date.

These page links are based on the region/country of the tutor's residence.

  • All
  • Children's Book
  • Language
  • Self-Development
  • Mystery
  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Non-Fiction
  • Novel
  • Short Story
  • Essay
  • Manga
  • Self-development
    E096
    30 mins
    700 points
    Pensieri Felici
    I reccomend it for those who like to improve, italian and Personal development
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    Luca sensei

    Luca sensei

  • Self-development
    E086
    25 mins
    1,800 points
    Grit: Why passion and resilience are the secrets to success
    Well researched
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    Cheryl Teacher

    Cheryl Teacher

  • Fantasy
    S023
    30 mins
    1,000 points
    Supernaturalia
    This book is a collection of short tales and research about fantastic creatures from all around Mexico.
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    Romary Pizarro

    Romary Pizarro

  • Novel
    E083
    25 mins
    1,100 points
    A Prayer for Owen Meany
    It is an enchanting and surprising story about friendship, loss and challenges two children face. The characters linger with you long after you have finished reading the novel and its hero is as unexpected as they become beloved by the reader.
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    Amy Jost

    Amy Jost

  • Language
    E090
    30 mins
    900 points
    Short Stories in English for Beginners
    The book includes 8 stories that don’t use difficult language or grammar. I think it’s a top choice for beginners because the stories are entertaining and they are truly for beginners (A1 level). They focus on the most commonly used words and have natural-sounding dialogue so you can see how people speak English in real life.
    The aspect I found most helpful was the “Six-Step Reading Process” section near the beginning. This tells you how to read the stories effectively and learn from them. In the following sections, each story has a word list, plot summary, and comprehension questions to check for understanding.
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    Nicholas

    Nicholas

  • Children's Fiction
    E087
    25 mins
    800 points
    Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
    Dr. Seuss books are great to improve pronunciation, reading speed, and building basic English vocabulary.
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    Clizia Mondini

    Clizia Mondini

  • Manga
    J110
    60 mins
    2,000 points
    東京タラレバ娘
    共感しやすいストーリーとリズミカルで面白い表現がたくさんで、一気読みしてしまいました。リズミカルな女子トークと描写が面白い!
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    Nami.Haru

    Nami.Haru

  • Short story
    E095
    25 mins
    1,200 points
    My weird school bok series
    Funny and interesting. It's close to kids' life at school.
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    DodoABC

    DodoABC

  • Novel
    F014
    30 mins
    1,400 points
    L'Etranger d'Albert Camus
    Ce qui rend ce livre particulièrement attractif est sa simplicité linguistique. Camus utilise un vocabulaire courant et une syntaxe directe, ce qui le rend facilement accessible même pour les étrangers apprenant le français. Le style narratif sobre permet aux lecteurs d'interpréter les ambiguïtés morales et les normes sociales présentes dans le récit.

    What makes this book particularly attractive is its linguistic simplicity. Camus uses common vocabulary and direct syntax, making him easily accessible even to foreigners learning French. The restrained narrative style allows readers to interpret the moral ambiguities and social norms present in the story.
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    CoachXavier

    CoachXavier

  • Essay
    J104
    50 mins
    2,000 points
    ロシア語だけの青春 ミールに通った日々
    タイトルには「ロシア語」とありますが、外国語を学び、かつ習得したいと思っている全ての方にオススメの本です。この本に出会ったのは、ロシア語を勉強しようと文法書を検索している時でした。この本を読むと、私自身がフランス語を学び始めた時と重なる部分が多く、初心に戻れます。本の帯にある「ひたすら発音、そして暗唱 他のやり方は知らない」という文言は、まさに昔の私が実践していた事でもあります。
    黒田先生は、他にも外国語学習や言語学に関する本を多く著しています。どの本も独特のリズム感と可笑しみに溢れていて、思わず著書をコレクションしてしまう方(←私の事です)もいらっしゃるのでは?
    今は外国語学習に必要なものは全て揃っており、AIの発達により、外国語を習得する意義も問われるようになりました。このような時代だからこそ、外国語を学ぶ一人一人が、自分なりの意味や価値を見出しつつ、淡々と日々の学習を継続していければ、それはとても幸せな事じゃないかなぁと思います。
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    Tiare_FR

    Tiare_FR

  • Science Fiction
    E084
    60 mins
    9,000 points
    Among the Hidden
    Incredible topic honestly, suitable for everyone.
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    Isco Sensei

    Isco Sensei

  • Manga
    F012
    25 mins
    1,000 points
    La Grande épopée de Picsou
    Is it short and the story is interesting
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    Asmaa T

    Asmaa T

  • Mystery
    E085
    25 mins
    1,500 points
    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
    The story is enticing, plus, it has easy grammar and good vocabulary. I also recommend Penguin readers in general because they have the same story in different levels, so you can track your progress with that.
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    Elza B

    Elza B

  • Language
    E091
    15 mins
    600 points
    The Gruffalo
    Rhyming text is perfect for young and older children to enjoy. Witty story plot.
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    AngelTH

    AngelTH

  • Short story
    I016
    60 mins
    2,000 points
    名作短編で学ぶイタリア語
    『名作短編で学ぶイタリア語』ではイタリアの近代•現代文学有名作家9人の短編小説が掲載されています。イタリア語の上級学習者に文学を通して、語学的に向上するためのツールだけではなく、イタリアの文化、世界観やメンタリティーを理解する機会をも与えてくれる一冊だとも思います。
    イタリアという国に纏わる陽気で明るいイメージ、もちろん当てはまる部分はあるが、こちらの作品を読むと、深くて、胸中のざわめきを感じさせるものが多いということに気づかされます。文化の差を超越した、意外と日本の近代文学作品との精心的な共通点が感じられる作品たちでもあります。原文のままを読む楽しさ、完全対訳と文法•文型の解説も含まれていますので、より理解することができます。文学好きな方々に強くおすすめしたい一冊です。
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    Lauraラウラ

    Lauraラウラ

  • Language
    J103
    25 mins
    1,500 points
    なりきり!韓国語会話トレーニング
    主人公「ともみ」が韓国で留学生活を送りながら出会う多様な場面を53個にストーリー化した本です。元々は音読練習用教材ですが、「丁寧語からパンマル、電話、ショッピング、恋愛、コスメトーク等」スピーキング練習ができるだけでなく、韓国の生活文化を知り、疑似体験できる内容なので、韓国語好きさんが楽しく韓国語や文化に触れることができる1冊だと思います!
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    Ikumi.M

    Ikumi.M

  • Non-fiction
    E089
    50 mins
    2,100 points
    Moonwalking with Einstein
    It is about memory retention. It contains stories and techniques from contestants of "memory competitions". It can be used to remember vocabulary.
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    Alipio

    Alipio

  • Novel
    E097
    60 mins
    2,700 points
    The Phantom Tollbooth
    Released in 1961, "The Phantom Tollbooth" is still a favorite book among young adults and people learning English.
    The story is about Milo, a young boy who starts an exciting adventure when he gets a strange package. Inside, there's a small tollbooth. He drives his toy car through this tollbooth and enters a world full of magic and unusual characters.
    The book is fun because it plays with words and has many jokes. It's a great way for people learning English to practice and improve their language skills.
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    Lisa D.

    Lisa D.

  • Mystery
    E092
    0 mins
    17,500 points
    The Red-Headed League
    赤毛の男性だけが加入を許される謎の連盟が出てくるお話は、シャーロック・ホームズが登場する作品の中では知名度が高いので、日本語であらすじをご存じの方もいると思います。英語で読んでみると、名探偵の頭脳明晰さや推理を表現する描写がとても細かくて、状況や状態を整理しながら読むよい練習になります。
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    Masami.

    Masami.

  • Language
    J114
    25 mins
    1,000 points
    ちびまる子ちゃんの音読暗誦教室
    掲載されている素材は、どれも有名な文章ばかり。最初がフランスの詩人、ランボーの詩であることも気に入りました♪ 10代の頃、大好きだったのです。私は音読が大好きなので、早速購入してみましたよ。毎回、まる子ちゃんのかわいらしい漫画が読めるのも楽しい!これからゆっくり味わいたいと思っていますが…珠玉の日本語を一人で楽しむのは、もったいない!!もしよろしかったら、ご一緒に読みませんか?
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    Fukumaru

    Fukumaru

  • Non-fiction
    E093
    30 mins
    1,700 points
    The Roald Dahl books
    The Roald Dahl books are easy to read, but fun and interesting. Great for children or adults. A good level especially for elementary to intermediate students, but also fun for advanced learners. The language used is very natural, so they are useful for daily life. Also, reading the Roald Dahl books is great for cultural education as every native English speaker knows these stories, they are very famous. I first read these books as a child in English, but later they helped me learn French as well, I read the French versions.
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    Hannah N

    Hannah N

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