My man-to-man student at noon on Saturdays is always so pleasant and fun to coach. She works for a major international transportation company and just got back from a visit to Shanghai. She met with her company staff there and had some very good meetings. She got back last night at 8:00 p.m. and worked until midnight writing reports about her business trip. She really loves her job and is very happy that she can use English so much in her work.
She is very lucky to be able to use English in her work and is making excellent progress in her quest to perfect her English. This week we worked on some phrases including “deal in”, “deal with”, “depend on” etc. and read and discussed an article about tax incentives for renewable energy. This article and the phrase lesson helped her a lot to learn new vocabulary that she will be able to put to use immediately in her work. This article was from the Yomiuri English paper and included a wealth of useful new vocabulary. Words such as “dicey”, “squander”, “bicker”, “legislation”, “blow it” and “stop and go” , “stimulating” as well as “incentives” are all very appropriate for someone dealing with international business. I could tell today, that she truly enjoyed the lesson and would make use of these words very soon.
After the lesson, she said that she was going to work tonight and tomorrow (Sunday). She really loves her job and I think my lesson provides a kind of synergy with her work. I felt great after this lesson as it is such a pleasure to work with such wonderful students.
All of my students are fun to work with and the Smith’s system really provides a great platform to operate a school in Japan.