Meet Katsumi. He studies English at Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi. When I first met him in September 2013, he said he wanted to study cooking in France a few years later then work elsewhere in Europe as a cook, maybe the Netherlands. He wanted to study English first then later French for work. Recently I was delighted to hear about his latest plans. This year he is going to go to Canada (my home country) and stay for 1 year. He will be studying English in Vancouver for 3 months and spending the rest of his year there working there as a cook. Next he’s going to go to France where he hopes to stay for 2 years working as a cook and possibly study French for 3 months. After his stay in France, he hopes to work as a cook in other European countries. Wow! Great! I admire Katsumi’s drive, courage and determination. He dreams of being a chef one day. I think he will achieve his dream. Go, Katsumi, go! You can do it!
It has been a pleasure teaching Katsumi English in Tsukaguchi. During our time together I have seen Katsumi’s English conversation skills improve and, just as important, his confidence when speaking English. Katsumi works hard in his English lessons and also works hard working as a cook at a French restaurant in Ashiya. I am happy to help him learn English as he works towards achieving his dream. He is a great inspiration to us all.