Every Thursday, I have lunch during a free period with the exchange student organizer at my school.
Today, we began a conversation on a farewell speech I’ll have to give in December. (Sad)
He then went on to say that because my Japanese has improved so immensely, that I should give it to the entire school during our semester closing ceremony.
I was surprised by this, considering other exchange students have has a tendency of just doing it to their classes, but it didn’t compare to what happened next.
Assuming the speech would have to be short, like my 2 minute introduction speech at the beginning of the year, I asked how long of a speech would be good.
"Hmm. Anywhere between 20 and 30 minutes would be good.”
I can speak Japanese alrighty, but I sure as heck cannot give an interesting speech, in Japanese, for 20 to 30 minutes.
After a small discussion, though, the time got pushed down to tidy 5 minutes.