Here at Smith’s School of English we use a loop type lesson format which includes teaching our students what we call a “One-point” at the end of every lesson. It’s basically a useful expression which they can memorize and immediately begin using.
I always encourage my students to use what they have learned as much as possible in future lessons and that is what this short story is about.
One of my students from Smith’s School of English in Fuse recently went to England to study at a language school for 6 months and we stay in touch from time to time via email. It is very interesting for me to hear about her new experiences in England.
A short time ago she sent me the following message:
特に「I have no idea!」はとても便利です。 (^^ヾ
This email brought a big smile to my face because I remember how often she used this expression in
the classroom with me. She loved using it!
The message basically says that this expression has proven to be very useful for her.
I can only imagine the look on her teacher’s face when she first blurted this out in her English
class in England.
Later in the email she wrote:
Recently she is doing her best in studying English and is looking forward to advancing to the next class and she further says that someday she will send me an email in English.
I am looking forward to the day she sends that email in English!
As a teacher it always feels great when students let you know that what you taught them has proven useful.
Furthermore, as an English teacher in Japan I always enjoy keeping in touch with my students while they are overseas and hearing of their progress and experiences.
I have kept in touch with countless numbers of students over the years and from this posting by Al Bartle, a fellow franchisee, I know that there are others amongst us who are doing the same!
Smith’s School of English Nara – Saidaiji
月謝制 の スミス 英会話 奈良 － 西大寺校
http://www.smithweb.co.jp/school/saidaiji.shtml 英会話 西大寺 奈良市