Hello everyone! This is Chiharu from SSE Ohtsu.
I have been coaching since April 2008 and enjoying interacting with our students very much. As my partner Edward has posted in May, I was very nervous at the begginning; however, I quickly felt very comfortable being in a classroom with our students. Thanks to the SSE system and all the support I can receive from the staff members, my entry into this new adventure was very smooth.
I started learning English when I was in junior high school under the Monbusho Curriculum and I did not enjoy English very much at first. In grade 8, I had an opportunity to experience homestay in U.S. for 7 days as an exchange student. While I was struggling so hard to communicate with my hostfamily, I realized that English could be actually used in a real life and that I needed to study harder and start practicing English Conversation. Only things I could say then were; “where am I?” “What is this?” “What is that?” “Thank you.” This precious experience changed my dream from becoming an animator to using English at work, and encouraged me to go to an English conversation school. English became my favorite school subject, my hobby, and now very important part of my life.
I love English and I am very passionate about it. Since grade 8, speaking English made so many things that I dreamed of possible, such as making friends with people from all over the world. Teaching/Coaching English has been my dream for a long time and now SSE system made it possible, too. I would like to thank all of you for sharing your great ideas and passion.
I am very excited and happy to be part of this wonderful team! Thank you!!
Chiharu, SSE Ohtsu
Al Bartle says
You are such an inspiration to your students and to all of our students. You are showing what is possible if a person really works at learning and using English. You bring a very important example in front of your students every time you coach them. Keep up the good work and I look forward to your future posts here on the soapbox.