Every English teacher in Japan is constantly asked by students how they can become better at English. When my students ask me, I say you just need to allow yourself the chance to use English more every day. That means you must read it, write it, speak it and listen to it as many hours a day as you can. Pure and simple, practice makes perfect! That’s the old adage (or saying) that I always heard while growing up no matter what I was trying to become good at. For my students and others I created a YouTube channel for them to practice. So far several students have used it and I can see a big difference in their ability since they started doing it. My hope is that they will reach a higher level and really start to enjoy using English. The true measure of my success is how many of my students become proficient in English and really come to enjoy using it.
On YouTube you can search for eigomanokamoto or 英語上達、英会話上達 to find my 31 videos. I have gotten over 21,000 views in the past 8 months. What is interesting is that most of the views are for part 1 in my saga about a fictitious company that develops and manufactures robots. So far I have put up episodes 1 through 12 for listening practice and episodes 1 through 6 for reading practice. I am still writing the story. Recently I spoke to one of my high level students and she seems to be very interesting in helping me to write some of the future episodes. That should be fun for her and I could really use the help.
Here’s the link to my channel—> EigoManOkamoto on YouTube