One of the reasons I enjoy teaching English here at Smith’s 英会話 Hirakata is that I have a couple really cool kids classes. In one class I have two sisters, they are 10 and 11 years old. Actually, they are great kids, and get along together very well. I really kind of push them sometimes, but they just smile and laugh and continue to try hard every week. They never frown or get upset, they just have fun together and put there best foot forward, and I think it’s starting to pay off. They may not be able to speak perfect full sentences right now, but whenever I introduce new work to them they pick it up quickly, and like I said, they have fun and laugh a lot. In the future if they keep studying they will be great speakers. I’m sure of it. The other class is a brother and sister duo. I believe they are 9 and 11 years old. They just started so they have to struggle a bit to figure out how to study here, but they are very good students. They try hard as well, even though they are a little shy. It’s nice to see them overcome their shyness and continue on. I get a kick out of seeing them learn the games that are new to them and then become competitive with one another. It’s pretty nice to watch them have fun playing the games, because you can see the point the games stops being an English lesson and just become games to them and that is when they start learning. I know they will also become good speakers as well, and again, I’m sure of it. They just have to keep on studying.
If only we all took that advice.