We have just begun a new school year at HIUC.
Hello. We have just begun a new school year at HIUC. That means that there are a lot of new students to meet and names to remember. I am teaching the level 1 reading and writing class in Osaka. My students are very friendly and have a good amount of energy. They are also hard working. We finished our first graded reader in three days. This weekend, they will write a book report on the story that we read. I think that we will be able to finish our second book next week in about four or five days.
The students have also written three journal entries and handed in their first official paragraph. Because they have done so well, I plan to speed the class up next week. That means that we should be able to get some extra work done.
The students have done many pair and small group activities. They try to help each other and are not afraid to ask questions. Most of them also seem to have a positive attitude. If they keep this up, they should be able to see big improvements in their English. I am really looking forward to the next nine weeks of classes.