|In a previous class, I had people from many countries|
On the 16th of June, 2014, a group of 6 people joined me for the first of six English Coaching sessions. We met at 6.30 a.m. at a Macdonald's in Kumamoto. I had run 2 trial sessions the previous month, so I knew Sa and So from then. (I'm sorry that I repeated some of the content.) Ja, Em, Ka and As are new. Welcome to all of you!
We will enjoy 6 coaching sessions over 3 months. Each session, I shall bring some material, but I also encourage everyone to ask questions, and to share what they are doing. We can all help one another. During the 90-minute session, we'll keep things light and relaxed. The real business happens at home, when people create and follow their own programs.
This first session was 'Kicking off' (a term used to describe the start of a football game). Its purpose is to encourage everyone to make the best start that they know how. Later, you shall improve what you do.
Just to remind you, these are the 4 things that I asked you to try:
- Start a journal
- Write your English goal
- Create a daily routine
- Bring some work to show, or questions to ask
Here are some things for you to take a look at:
- Benny's language-learning site. He is the man whose hobby it is to learn a new language in just 3 months.
- You may wish to try listening to (and maybe creating) a Vlog. Here is a list of some vlogs that people have made in Japan.
- Here is a short PDF about Mistake Phobia. Please take a look at it before we meet next time.