Students who are “Normal” can get very comfortable with their teacher and classmates, so it’s always an interesting twist when a new face pops into class.
Recently, two of our more mature students had their first class together. The last time that Mr. T and Mr. S saw one another was at the Smith’s Halloween party in October 2007, so the introductions and ice breakers were not necessary. We were working through the Locations lesson and I was completely amazed at how well this class developed! I made a few grammar corrections and helped with the pronunciation, but the gentlemen really didn’t need much assistance at all.
The Practice; “Where in Japan” prompted a full out discussion and fond reminiscences as they discovered that they had both visited and worked in many of the same places. Interestingly enough the head offices for both of their companies were on the same street in Osaka!
I wonder if they were as pleased as I was that they had a full twenty minute conversation in English……somehow I think that they were more enthused about having so much in common!
Another good week at Shimokitazwa Smiths!