Last week, I had an encouraging talk with one of my students at Smith’s Katsura (スミス英会話桂).
At the beginning of our conversation lesson my student Yoshitaka said: “Tom, I have something to tell you”.
I asked what was it and he replied that his long term trip abroad has been postponed. He is too busy at work and cannot leave Japan this year.
I asked Yoshitaka what does it mean for his English conversation studies here in Japan, and his answer was this : “Nothing changes. I’ll continue studying English here. I enjoy your lessons and I have more time to prepare for going abroad.”
I thought that his reply was great. There are some obstacles on the way, but he is not going to give up.
I told Yoshitaka that his answer makes me very happy and I appreciate his determination.
These types of conversations are big encouragements for me to continue helping my students all the way to reach their goals.