英文日記Day7

今日で7日間、英文日記を書き続けたことになりますので、これが最後になります。

Today I gave three TOEIC lessons at Sawada-juku, each lasting 3 hours, which means that I taught for a total of 9 hours. I used to teach 2 lessons on Saturdays, but my student base has been growing steadily, so I added a new class.

After finishing my last lesson at 9:30 p.m., I had an online interview in English with Kazuaki Uekawa, a.k.a. "Kaz," the author of 英語喉, an English pronunciation workbook for “speaking from the throat.” Actually, I took two lessons from Mr. Uekawa on Skype (he lives in Washington D.C.) during the past 7 days to work on my pronunciation, and he invited me to appear on his Internet radio show today.

I guess the recording of the interview will be available within a few days, so you should be able to listen to it if you missed it live (I mean, who didn’t, right?). You might be shocked by my lack of fluency. But that’s how I speak English right now, and I have kind of accepted my English as it is. Even if my English is not perfect, I think it’s important to put myself out there and be exposed to a wider audience. In other words, I have to embarrass myself (恥をかく) and get out of my comfort zone to push myself to the next level.

Tomorrow I’m taking part in the ICEE, the most frightening English test in Japan, which is more like a tournament. If you don’t know about this test, check out the following video. The winner of last year’s ICEE talks about what it’s all about.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LWMtfAamv8

If you wish to observe this event, you can come to 神田外語学院 tomorrow (Sunday, November 24). It only costs 1,000 yen to observe (7,000 yen to participate).
http://kokucheese.com/event/index/118834/

I’m just gonna try to have fun and get one year worth of motivation out of the experience.


最後までお読みいただき、ありがとうございます。
↓クリックしていただけましたら幸いです。



にほんブログ村
スポンサーサイト

コメント


管理者のみに表示

トラックバック