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#866 Kids have a lot of potential for growth.

Students seemed very confused by many new words.

At my work, I teach classes at cram school. Since the beginning of this month, I’ve started to teach English to the new 5th and 6th grade students on how to read Aesop’s fables.

At the first lesson, it was the first time for them to read English stories. Since there were many new words, they seemed very confused.

After each lesson, I was exhausted because I had to read aloud the English sentences many times for them. And I was worried if they would lose their interest in English because of its difficulty.

A miracle happened.

The other day was their third lesson.

A miracle happened.

A 5th grade boy recited a paragraph of Aesop’s fables from memory. It was perfect. He was the first who recited it and his English pronunciation was very good. Everybody in the class was surprised. After his performance, three students raised their hands and said “I can do it, too!”
Each of them read out in a loud and energetic voice. (Although it was not a recitation.)

They have a lot of potential for growth.

I was quite moved because I could see that they practiced a lot. And the same time, I found that they like English and they have a lot of potential for growth. Their attitude motivated me to try to recite Aesop’s fables myself.

Small joy!!!(2018.2.20)

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日々の小さな喜び(Small Joys)を英語と日本語で紹介しています。 1000個のSmall Joysまでブログを続けていきます。
2018-02-27 | Posted in English4 Comments » 

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 yoko | 2018.02.28 12:02

子供って、吸収力がいいよね。
でも発音まで綺麗に言えちゃうなんて、凄い!
nakoさんの、教え方がいいのよ、きっと!
nakoさんが教えてるところを一度見学してみたいわ。
子供たちも、nakoさんの授業を楽しみにしているんだろうな。
私は、nakoさんの英語ブログ、やっと抵抗なしに読めるようになりました。まだ辞書引き引きだけど。

nako nako | 2018.02.28 22:17

子供達はアルファベットがやっと書ける程度で、単語を読むのが難しいから
もう音だけで暗記しているんだろうと推測します。
私も負けられん!とスイッチが入って、物語を暗記中です。(でもなかなか…)

いつもyokoさんに応援してもらっているのでブログ書けています。
それを読んでもらうことで、英語がyokoさんのちょっとした生活の一部になったら嬉しいです。
これからも一緒にお付き合いくださいマセマセ。

 nobuyuki | 2018.02.28 20:59

若いって羨ましい!nakoさんのブログで勉強させて頂きます!音読って大事ですね!私も1日15分の音読と、toeic700点を目標に頑張ります!

nako nako | 2018.02.28 22:31

私もnobuさんを見習って、音読練習します!
忙しいビジネスパーソンが隙間時間に勉強しているのですから
負けられない笑!
一緒に頑張りましょうー!
あ、大阪の小学生も頑張ってま〜す!

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