#789 Some students totally forgot English. Let’s prepare well for the future!
May 28th was my first day returning to work after the lift off of the state of emergency.
I was happy to meet my students at my cram school. It’s been about 2 months since I met them.
Reading aloud is banned in the lesson
There is a hand cleaner at the entrance in the classroom.
We all have to wear masks. The window in the classroom was kept open.
Before the pandemic, it was common to ask students to read aloud vocabularies or sentences after the teacher. Now this behavior is banned to prevent the spread of the virus.
Some students totally forgot English.
In the last 2 months, students were getting online lessons instead of in-person lessons. I was hoping that it worked well for students.
What day is it today?
How is the weather?
What month is it?
When I asked some questions to them, some students totally forgot.
Moreover, I couldn’t hear their voice because of their masks.
Well, it’s not your fault.
It must have been a while since you last spoke English. I understand you had a tough time. I will help you to get you interested in English more than before.
Let’s prepare well for the future.
The pandemic has dramatically changed the way we live. Doing things online will be more common. Using English will be even more common because we will have to communicate online with the rest of the world in English. Let’s prepare well for the future.
When you use translator, it feels like there is a wall between you and the listener, because you have no option but to blindly place your trust on the translator. You feel powerless and worried that your true message cannot be translated properly.