The other day, one of my students from Smith’s School of English Ohtsu (スミス英会話大津校) made me feel very happy.
When the student and I were practicing this week’s ‘One Point’ in a class (‘One Point’ is a phrase lesson offered through the ‘Free Online English Lesson‘ on our website) she said,
“Now I have 30 ‘One Points’ and I am very happy!”
“I think that ‘One Point’ is a gift from Smith’s School of English and I already have 30!”
I didn’t know that she had been numbering ‘One Point’ phrases and her own sentences in her notebook ever since she joined our school and counting how many of them she had already practiced. What she said to me in that lesson shows that she has been diligently practicing each phrase and trying very hard to acquire them and I was very impressed. Importantly, she has been surely improving her English speaking skills. This was my first time hearing directly from our students that they would consider ‘One Points’ as gifts from us and that they were proud of having mastered those phrases through practices in the lessons.
The ‘One point’ lessons are small parts of our curriculum; however, I am certain that they are important speaking exercises that many students can make great use of in every lesson.
To all Smith’s students,
Thank you very much for diligently practicing the “One Point” phrases!
Smith’s School of English Ohtsu, Chiharu