大人のやり方 その1

                    Adults Have Their Own Way (Part1)

I often hear from the adult students just before I begin the class that they cannot improve English at all even though they listen to English CDs every day and that they cannot get better grades in various English tests. They look serious because of their company’s urgent demand to boost English skills to cope with the international business. Then I ask them whether they read aloud the English texts before or after they listen to the CDs. It is surprising that most of the students say “No”. They are unconsciously likely to believe that listening and reading as much as possible is the best way toward mastering English. I don’t think it is the proper approach to brush up their English. From next time I would like to talk about how adults should study English from my view based on my experience of teaching it through all generations from children, junior and senior high school students, to adults and seniors.

( …….to be continued ……)

                        大人には大人なりの学習法を(その1)

 大人の生徒さんからレッスン開始前によく聞くことは英語のCDを毎日聞いているのに一向に英語が上達しないし各種英語検定で成績が上がらないと。彼らは真剣な顔つきなのは会社から国際取引に対応できる英語力を緊急に高めることを求められているからです。そこで彼らにそのCDを聞く前か後にテキストを音読しているか聞いてみるとほとんどの生徒さんは“No.”と答えます。多聴と多読が英語上達の道と無意識に信じている嫌いがあります。私はそれが彼らの英語に磨きをかける適切な手法とは思いません。次回からは、子供たちや中高校生から大人、シニアの方まで全世代の人たちを指導させていただいた私の経験をベースにした視点から、大人のための英語学習法をお話ししたいと思います。                  

                                                                                           by Takanobu

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