With My Lovely Friends

I often help foreigners study Japanese. I can't make it regularly because of my work, but luckily I made some time for the class today.
This time, I helped two siblings from Nepal, who are a 16-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy. They came to Japan about 6 months ago and have been studying Japanese. Luckily, they understood English, so I used Japanese and English during the session. Basically, the staff members of the Japanese class should use only Japanese during each session to immerse the students in Japanese. However, we should use other languages to help complete beginners understand words correctly and smoothly, depending on the situation although we can't use their mother tongues such as English all the sessions, of course.
A staff member had told me they would be complete beginners and that they might be able to communicate in English somehow. But we had had no idea how well they would use and understand English.

At the beginning of the first session, we introduced ourselves in Japanese. They have already learned how to greet and say their names.
They were super beginners, but I was surprised to see how fast they learned new words and expressions. They must be quick learners, very studious and pure. In fact, they are eager to study at Japanese junior or high schools. Their enthusiasm to learn Japanese will absolutely improve their skills at warp speed.

Whelp, I hope they will enjoy the process of learning Japanese and get acclimatized to life in Japan.

3月スケジュール ~~マムズ~~

These is our upcoming English meeting.

Day and Time: the 14th March 10:00~12:00

Participation Fee: ¥500 a participant (Due to the fact there will be a native English speaker attending. When there is no guest speaker, the fee is normally¥200 a person.)

Place: In Onojo city, Fukuoka. Onojo North Community Center, Meeting Room1 (2F)

We have been endeavoring to improve our English. We discuss the topic or article prepared by a leader. (We alternate the leader each session.)

Thanks to my friends

As I told here, I decided to spend as much time as possible for myself such as brushing up on my English or chilling out.

This morning, I helped foreigners with their Japanese study as a volunteer. I didn't manage to have time to visit them regularly because of my work. Finally, I made it today. It was my first session this year and I was thrilled to see the students and the stuff members.

I love to meet new people and see my lovely friends. While I was interacting with them, I felt I was being rejuvenated. I don't want to sound that it is an overstated expression, but actually I felt like that.
After the session, a few friends and I had lunch together and chatted to my heart's content.

Getting home, I was overflowing with joy and energy. Thanks to my lovely friends, I seemed I have been able to recharge my batteries. ;)

Like my hardworking students

This season of the year in Japan, many students who are in the 3rd year of junior or high school would be fretting about the entrance exams of the school their choices, and so are several students of mine.

They have been slogging away at study to pass the exams and further more in order to achieve their dreams. I am always learning something from their attitudes, and I try to expand my knowledge and improve my English.
Having said that, as the proverb says, "Easier said than done." I am liable to spoil myself and to gloss over my weakness I mean I am apt to excuse myself for being lazy.

Last year, actually, I was so inundated with work and chores that I couldn't make enough time for myself. In fact, my super busy days caused health problems such a slight cold, and deprived me of my enthusiasm about English. I was apt to put it on the back burner. It was clear that I couldn't manage my time.
That is why I decided that I should chill out and spend time for myself, for studying English in particular, this year!

Oh, don't get me wrong. I never slack off my lessons, of course. lol

2月スケジュール ~~マムズ~~

These is our upcoming English meeting.

Day and Time: the 14th and 28th February 10:00~12:00

Participation Fee: ¥500 a participant (Due to the fact there will be a native English speaker attending. When there is no guest speaker, the fee is normally¥200 a person.)

Place: In Onojo city, Fukuoka. Onojo North Community Center, Meeting Room1 (2F)

We have been endeavoring to improve our English. We discuss the topic or article prepared by a leader. (We alternate the leader each session.)
     
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