Life is short and we have so many choices that sometimes it can be hard to choose the best path. Hi, I’m Al Bartle of Smith’s School of English in Kobe Okamoto. I have been doing what I love for the past 9 years. I love teaching English and helping students to make English their own language. You see, English does not belong to only Americans, British, Irish, Canadians, Australians or New Zealanders. It really belongs to the people of the world. It can be a great tool to expand your world and make new friends.
I also love introducing students to people and places outside of Japan. There are so many people and places that can inspire students of English to really grow and improve their English and their knowledge of the world. It makes me happy when students tell me that they were happy I had introduced them to places and people they hadn’t yet heard about through the Japanese media. So you see, English can be the key to another world that you might miss if you limit yourself to only Japanese. So that is another reason to study it and try to make it your own.
Today, I want to introduce the story of a Vietnamese-American makeup artist named Michelle Phan. Her story is inspiring and for young Japanese girls, her voice and pronunciation can be a good model voice to shoot for as they try to build up English speaking skill. Here is a link to a video that explains her success. “Michelle Phan Success.” She is another YouTube success story. Take a look and remember to “Do what you love”!
Enjoy her YouTube Channel too.