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#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.

Small joy!!(2020.5)

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2020-06-11 | Posted in English2 Comments » 

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 yoko | 2020.06.11 22:32

やっぱり使わないと、忘れちゃうんだよねー。
自分で声出して話すことが大切。良く分かります。
nako先生の授業なら、きっと楽しくなって生徒も復活してくれるはず!
期待しましょう(^^♪
ほんと、nako先生が言う通り、自分で相手の英語を理解するって、大事。
じゃないとニュアンスが伝わらないんだよねー。
といいつつ、私も英語を全然やっていないので、忘れてしまっています。
こちらのブログを読むのも、毎回必死です。(+_+)

nako nako | 2020.06.12 13:56

教室内では全員がマスクしているから、顔の表情も口の動きもわからず全然楽しい授業じゃないんです〜(泣)!
こっちはマスクのせいで息絶え絶えで(+_+)
お互い気まずい雰囲気だけど(笑)、子供たちが英語が嫌いにならないように誘導していきたいです!
今は禁止されているけど、1日も早くみんなで大声で英語を音読したい!(これが意外とストレス発散になる)

yokoさんは多読で日本語が達者だから、英語も問題なしだと私は思っています。

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