I think it’s very useful for Japanese people to know how to speak some English because they stand the chance of being spoken to by a foreigner in English anytime they go out, right here in Japan. On Friday of this week, on of my students told me that two foreigners, both on foot, had greeted her as she was riding her bicycle past them on her way to Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi in Tsukaguchi, Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture. Apparently one of them had said “hello” to her, while the other had said “konnichiwa” (” good afternoon” or “good day” in Japanese) to her. I asked her what she had answered. She said she hadn’t answered anything as she had been surprised and riding a bicycle! (^.^) Too bad! I am sure she could have answered them using English had she had the time. I hope that she gets the chance to use the English she is learning with me at Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi to communicate with foreigners one day, either in Japan or abroad. She’s doing a great job!
Japanese people just never know when they may be spoken to in English or need English for communication with foreigners. That’s why I think they should have some English conversational skills. I am here to help them achieve that.
Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi