We have just begun a new school year at HIUC.


ピーター ヴァンデェヴィアー

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.

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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.

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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.