Lesson10

1. Self introduction 

 My name is Koki Mashimo. I’m from Gunma. I’m 2nd year university student. I’m in Gunma university. I’m major in Japanese. I’ve studied English for 9 years. I want to be a Japanese teacher. Because I respect the Japanese teacher who teached me Japanese in high school. I was not good at Japanese. So I didn’t like Japanese. But I became to like Japanese through his class. His teaching was easy to understand Japanese. I want to be a PE teacher before I meet him. But I want to be a Japanese teacher like him after I meet him. I study about education in university now.

2. Explanation of my theme

The theme of  this book is to express my experience of English and explain to have a change of heart through the experience of English. I have studied English for 9 years. Among them, I meet many people who relate to English; teacher, foreigner, people who like English. I see the connection that many experience that influence my English write on. I am not good at English. But I like English. When I meet foreigners. I try to make conversation with their positively. Thanks to through the experiences I have ever experienced. I owe what I am today to the experiences.

1. Mr.Wakayama

 This poem describes a moment I met Mr.Wakayama in junior high school. He is an English teacher. He is about 70 years old. He was awesome because he is never get angry. But the students listened to what he say. He has the ability to fascinate people. His class is interesting. And I can increase the knowledge of English. I became to like English through his class. His teaching was easy to understand English. I have no words to express my gratitude.

2. Stay with host family 

When I was junior high school student. I stayed with host family in America. Before I go to America, I was so nervous. But my host family was very kind. So I became to be relieved. My host family take me to many places. Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Times Square, the Empire State Building, and so on. I remember to go fishing the best. So I write about it. The experience that I stayed with host family is very important for me. 

3. Cram school teacher 

 I teach English to many junior high school students as a cram school teacher now. This is an important experience for me. That is because I must teach in a way that students can easily understand the content. I have to teach like that. But actually, I learn many things that are important things about education from students. How to teach, how to talk, how to make them laugh. I want to be a teacher so this is a necessary experience for me to be a teacher.
4. Talk to an ALT

My first challenge to talk to an ALT when I was elementary school student. I remember the moment clearly because the moment changed the way of my thinking about English. The ALT’s name is Mr.Brown. He is taller than me by twenty centimeters. I thought he is scared at first. And I was shy. So I couldn’t talk to him. I said only “Ah…yes.” But he was kind. He taught me importance of communication. I came to talk well little by little. One day, I had a opportunity to talk with foreigner.

5. Asked for directions by foreign people 

This is when I was junior high school student. One day, I was walking the way to my house with my friend. We were asked for directions by foreign people. I was so surprised. So I couldn’t answer well. But my friend could tell him. His English was a little halting. But, foreign people understood his English. I’m frustrated that I can’t speak English. This is the moment I decided to study English more. After a while, I was asked for directions by foreign people again. Result is …

6. Get a bad score in English test 

When I was junior high school student, I got a bad score in English test. I became bad feelings. I was frustrated that things don’t go as planned. My teacher said me some words. “Take it easy. Don’t worry.” Those words made me fine. I decided to study English harder. After that, I can get a perfect score. I learned that making an effort is very important and the power of words. And since that time, my motto is “Take it easy.” This word make me fine whenever I make a mistakes.

7. Perfect Score in English test 

When I was junior high school student, I got a perfect score in English test. Before that, I got a bad score in English test. So I made an effort. This experience taught me importance of effort. This is the moment that I decide to study English more. So I studied English more. I studied in 1st year junior high school. I studied in 2nd year junior high school. I studied in 3rd year junior high school. As a result, I could pass the first-choice. I think my success of the examination was due to this efforts.

8. Watch the Harry Potter 

When I was junior high school student, I watched the Harry Potter first. At the beginning, I watched the Harry Potter in Japanese. I watched the Harry Potter more than I can count. One day, I watched the Harry Potter in English because my cousin who is six years older said me to watch the Harry Potter in English. He was major in English at university. So he could understand almost all. But I can’t understand almost all. I thought I should study English more.

9. First learn English 

When I was elementary school student, I studied English first. It was so easy. For example, study alphabet, study easy English sentences. I felt English is fun. I became to like English. But English became difficult little by little. Studying English in high school is so difficult for me. Complicated grammar, a lot of English vocabulary that I should memorize, many idiom…. But English is very important because increasing globalization in the world. An opportunity that interact with foreigners is increasing. I must speak to foreigner. I felt I must make an effort.

10. International Events 

When I was junior high school student, I participated in international event. First, I was surprised by how many people there were. There are more than one hundred people. But I was getting used to it. And I became able to speak with foreigner. American people, Korean, Chinese, Japanese and so on. It was a good time. Through this experience, I learn how to communication, different cultures, importance of smile. I feel I want to study English more.

Lesson9

4. Talk to an ALT

My first challenge to talk to an ALT when I was elementary school student. I remember the moment clearly because the moment changed the way of my thinking about English. The ALT’s name is Mr.Brown. He is taller than me by twenty centimeters. I thought he is scared at first. And I was shy. So I couldn’t talk to him. I said only “Ah…yes.” But he was kind. He taught me importance of communication. I came to talk well little by little. One day, I had a opportunity to talk with foreigner.

5. Asked for directions by foreign people 

This is when I was junior high school student. One day, I was walking the way to my house with my friend. We were asked for directions by foreign people. I was so surprised. So I couldn’t answer well. But my friend could tell him. His English was a little halting. But, foreign people understood his English. I’m frustrated that I can’t speak English. This is the moment I decided to study English more. After a while, I was asked for directions by foreign people again. Result is …

6. Get a bad score in English test 

When I was junior high school student, I got a bad score in English test. I became bad feelings. I was frustrated that things don’t go as planned. My teacher said me some words. “Take it easy. Don’t worry.” Those words made me fine. I decided to study English harder. After that, I can get a perfect score. I learned that making an effort is very important and the power of words. And since that time, my motto is “Take it easy.” This word make me fine whenever I make a mistakes.

7. Perfect Score in English test 

When I was junior high school student, I got a perfect score in English test. Before that, I got a bad score in English test. So I made an effort. This experience taught me importance of effort. This is the moment that I decide to study English more. So I studied English more. I studied in 1st year junior high school. I studied in 2nd year junior high school. I studied in 3rd year junior high school. As a result, I could pass the first-choice. I think my success of the examination was due to this efforts.

8. Watch the Harry Potter 

When I was junior high school student, I watched the Harry Potter first. At the beginning, I watched the Harry Potter in Japanese. I watched the Harry Potter more than I can count. One day, I watched the Harry Potter in English because my cousin who is six years older said me to watch the Harry Potter in English. He was major in English at university. So he could understand almost all. But I can’t understand almost all. I thought I should study English more.

9. First learn English 

When I was elementary school student, I studied English first. It was so easy. For example, study alphabet, study easy English sentences. I felt English is fun. I became to like English. But English became difficult little by little. Studying English in high school is so difficult for me. Complicated grammar, a lot of English vocabulary that I should memorize, many idiom…. But English is very important because increasing globalization in the world. An opportunity that interact with foreigners is increasing. I must speak to foreigner. I felt I must make an effort.

10. International Events 

When I was junior high school student, I participated in international event. First, I was surprised by how many people there were. There are more than one hundred people. But I was getting used to it. And I became able to speak with foreigner. American people, Korean, Chinese, Japanese and so on. It was a good time. Through this experience, I learn how to communication, different cultures, importance of smile. I feel I want to study English more.

Lesson 8

1. Self introduction 

 My name is Koki Mashimo. I’m from Gunma. I’m 2nd year university student. I’m in Gunma university. I’m major in Japanese. I’ve studied English for 9 years. I want to be a Japanese teacher. Because I respect the Japanese teacher who teach me Japanese in high school. I was not good at Japanese. So I didn’t like Japanese. But I became to like Japanese through his class. His teaching was easy to understand Japanese. I want to be a PE teacher before I meet him. But I want to be a Japanese teacher like him after I meet him. I study about education in university now.

2. Explanation of my theme

The theme of  this book is to express my experience of English and explain to have a change of heart through the experience of English. I have studied English for 9 years. Among them, I meet many people who relate to English; teacher, foreigner, people who like English. I see the connection that many experience that influence my English write on. I am not good at English. But I like English. When I meet foreigners. I try to make conversation with their positively. Thanks to through the experiences I have ever experienced. I owe what I am today to the experiences.

1. Mr.Wakayama

 This poem describes a moment I met Mr.Wakayama in junior high school. He is an English teacher. He is about 70 years old. He was awesome because he is never get angry. But the students listened to what he say. He has the ability to fascinate people. His class is interesting. And I can increase the knowledge of English. I became to like English through his class. His teaching was easy to understand English. I have no words to express my gratitude.

2. Stay with host family 

When I was junior high school student. I stayed with host family in America. Before I go to America, I was so nervous. But my host family was very kind. So I became to be relieved. My host family take me to many places. Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Times Square, the Empire State Building, and so on. I remember to go fishing the best. So I write about it. The experience that I stayed with host family is very important for me. 

3. Cram school teacher 

 I teach English to many junior high school students as a cram school teacher now. This is an important experience for me. That is because I must teach in a way that students can easily understand the content. I have to teach like that. But actually, I learn many things that are important things about education from students. How to teach, how to talk, how to make them laugh. I want to be a teacher so this is a necessary experience for me to be a teacher.

Lesson7

1.Mr.Wakayama

I am junior high school student

I meet Mr.Wakayama

He is;

an English teacher 

about 70 years old

never get angry if we make mistakes 

very kindness 

He teach me English 

His class makes me;

Smile

Happy

To increase the knowledge of English 

I think I want to be a teacher like him

English skills that he teach me is base of my English 

2.Stay with Host Family 

I’m a junior high school student.

I stay with host family.

Before I go to America, I am nervous.

But my host family is very kind.

After I met my host family, I am relieved.

My host family always makes me happy.

My host family take me to go fishing.

Bait a fish hook.

Drip fishing rod.

Wait 1 minute… 10 minutes… 20 minutes… 30 minutes…

Take the hook! I think.

But I get a twing.

We laugh.

The experiences make me happy!

3.Cram School Teacher 

I teach English as a cram school teacher.

It is important experience for me.

I must teach in a way that student can easily understand the content.

I am a teacher.

Usually, I teach students.

But actually, I learn from students.

It is good experience for me.

Because I can learn these things.

How to teach.

How to talk.

How to make them laugh.

I want to be a teacher.

I am amateur in teaching.

I want to teach well more!!

4.Talk to an ALT 

My first challenge to talk Toan ALT

in elementary school.

I remember the moment.

His name is Mr.Brown.

I am shy.

I can’t talk to him.

I say only “Ah…. yes.”

But he is kind.

He teaches me importance of communication.

I come to talk well little by little.

I can talk to foreigner.

This experience makes me smile.

I like English more.

My English is not good.

But he can understand my English.

I gain confidence.

5.Asked for directions by foreign people
 

I am junior high school student 

I am asked for directions by foreign people 

“Where…? How…I…go..?”

just like an incantation

I am very nervous

I can’t tell the way well

At the time!

“OK. There is …. Go down this street, ….”

My friend can tell the way

I am surprised 

and

Dropping my shoulder 

I decide to study English more

I am high school student 

I am asked for directions by foreign people again….

I talk to him with a smile

6.Get a bad score in English test

I am junior high school student 

I get a bad score in English test

It makes me sad

My teacher say me,

   Don’t worry!

   Take it easy!

It makes me fine

I study English harder 

After that, I can get a perfect score

I learn that;

making an effort is very important 

the power of words

7.Perfect Score in English 

I am junior high school student.

I get a perfect score in English test.

It makes me smile.

I feel I want to study English more!

So I study English more!

1st grade…

2nd grade…

3rd grade…

I can pass the first-choice.

The experience is important for me to study English motivation.

8.watch the Harry Potter

I am junior high school student.

I watch Harry Potter more than I can count.

One day, I watch Harry Potter in English.

” I …

You…

Harry…”

I can’t understand.

So I felt I study English more.

I like Harry Potter.

And I sometimes watch in English.

9.First learn English 

I first learn English.

“A, B, C, D…”

“Hello!”

“How are you!”

Easy English.

I felt English is fun.

But it become difficult little by little.

Studying English in high school is so difficult for me.

But English is important.

Because increasing globalization.

I felt I must make an effort.

10.International Events

I participate in international event

in junior high school.

There are more than one hundred people.

I have a good time!

Through interact with foreigners.

I learn 

     how to communication

     different cultures

     importance of smile

I feel I want to study English more.

This experience is important for me to study English motivation.

Lesson 6 (improve Lesson 5)

Mr.WakayamaI am junior high school student

I meet Mr.Wakayama

He is;

an English teacher 

about 70 years old

never get angry if we make mistakes 

very kindness 

He teach me English 

His class makes me;

Smile

Happy

To increase the knowledge of English 

I think I want to be a teacher like him

English skills that he teach me is base of my English 

(change)

My friend pointed out “why you think Mr. Wakabayashi is kindness.”

I add the reason why Mr.Wakayama kindness.

Asked for directions by foreign people 

I am junior high school student 

I am asked for directions by foreign people 

“Where…? How…I…go..?”

just like an incantation

I am very nervous

I can’t tell the way well

At the time!

“OK. There is …. Go down this street, ….”

My friend can tell the way

I am surprised 

and

Dropping my shoulder 

I decide to study English more

I am high school student 

I am asked for directions by foreign people again….

I talk to him with a smile

(change)

I am sad→Dropping my shoulder 

“Sad” is direct word. My friend pointed out that. I change it.

Get a bad score in English test

I am junior high school student 

I get a bad score in English test

It makes me sad

My teacher say me,

   Don’t worry!

   Take it easy!

It makes me fine

I study English harder 

After that, I can get a perfect score

I learn that;

making an effort is very important 

the power of words

Lesson 6

Perfect Score in English 

I am junior high school student.

I get a perfect score in English test.

It makes me smile.

I feel I want to study English more!

So I study English more!

1st grade…

2nd grade…

3rd grade…

I can pass the first-choice.

The experience is important for me to study English motivation.

watch the Harry Potter

I am junior high school student.

I watch Harry Potter more than I can count.

One day, I watch Harry Potter in English.

” I …

You…

Harry…”

I can’t understand.

So I felt I study English more.

I like Harry Potter.

And I sometimes watch in English.

First learn English 

I first learn English.

“A, B, C, D…”

“Hello!”

“How are you!”

Easy English.

I felt English is fun.

But it become difficult little by little.

Studying English in high school is so difficult for me.

But English is important.

Because increasing globalization.

I felt I must make an effort.

Lesson 5

Mr.Wakayama

I am junior high school student

I meet Mr.Wakayama

He is;

an English teacher 

about 70 years old

very kindness 

He teach me English 

His class makes me;

Smile

Happy

To increase the knowledge of English 

I think I want to be a teacher like him

English skills that he teach me is base of my English 
Asked for directions by foreign people 

I am junior high school student 

I am asked for directions by foreign people 

“Where…? How…I…go..?”

just like an incantation

I am very nervous

I can’t tell the way well

At the time!

“OK. There is …. Go down this street, ….”

My friend can tell the way

I am surprised 

and

I am sad

I decide to study English more

I am high school student 

I am asked for directions by foreign people again….

I talk to him with a smile
Get a bad score in English test

I am junior high school student 

I get a bad score in English test

It makes me sad

My teacher say me,

   Don’t worry!

   Take it easy!

It makes me fine

I study English harder 

After that, I can get a perfect score

I learn that;

making an effort is very important 

the power of words

Lesson 5 (improve Lesson 4)

Stay with Host Family 
I’m a junior high school student.

I stay with host family.

Before I go to America, I am nervous.

But my host family is very kind.

After I met my host family, I am relieved.

My host family always makes me happy.

My host family take me to go fishing.

Bait a fish hook.

Drip fishing rod.

Wait 1 minute… 10 minutes… 20 minutes… 30 minutes…

Take the hook! I think.

But I get a twing.

We laugh.

The experiences make me happy!

(Change)

I have fan! →The experiences make me happy!

Because “I have fun!” is too direct.

I correct the words.


Cram School Teacher 

I teach English as a cram school teacher.

It is important experience for me.

I must teach in a way that’s easy to understand.

I am a teacher.

So usually, I teach students.

But actually, I learn from student.

It makes me happy.

Because I can learn these things.

How to teach.

How to talk.

How to talk.

How to make them laugh.

I want to be a teacher.

I am amateur in teaching.

I want to teach well more!!

(Change)

My friend points out this poem doesn’t have emotional contents. 

So I write “It makes me happy. Because I can learn these things.”
Talk to an ALT 

I am elementary school student, I talk to an ALT first.

I remember the moment.

His name is Mr.Brown.

I am shy.

So I can’t talk to him.

I say only “A…. yes.”

But he is kindness.

He teach me importance of communication.

I become talking well little by little.

I can talk to foreign people.

The experiences make me happy.

I like English more.

My English is not well.

But I think communication is not only pronunciation but also with a gesture.

(Change)

My friend pointed out “What do you feel when you talk with Mr. Brown?”

So I write ” I say only “A…. yes.” on the previous words “So I can’t talk to him.”
And I write “The experiences make me happy. I like English more.” 

By doing so, I can express my emotions more.

Lesson 4

Stay with Host Family 

I’m a junior high school student.

I stay with host family.

Before I go to America, I am nervous.

But my host family is very kind.

After I met my host family, I am relieved.

My host family always makes me happy.

My host family take me to go fishing.

Bait a fish hook.

Drip fishing rod.

Wait 1 minute… 10 minutes… 20 minutes… 30 minutes…

Take the hook! I think.

But I get a twing.

We laugh.

I have fun!!
Cram School Teacher 

I teach English as a cram school teacher.

It is important experience for me.

I must teach in a way that’s easy to understand.

I am a teacher.

So usually, I teach students.

But actually, I learn from student.

How to teach.

How to talk.

How to talk.

How to make them laugh.

I want to be a teacher.

I am amateur in teaching.

I want to teach well more!!

Talk to an ALT 

I am elementary school student, I talk to an ALT first.

I remember the moment.

His name is Mr.Brown.

I am shy.

So I can’t talk to him.

But he is kindness.

He teach me importance of communication.

I become talking well little by little.

I can talk to foreign people.

My English is not well.

But I think communication is not only pronunciation but also with a gesture.

Lesson 3

1

When I was junior high school student, I stayed with host family. Before I went to America, I was nurvous. But my host family is very kindness. So I was relieved. And I had a lot of fun. In New York, I went to Central Park. It was very large. And I saw Statue of Liberty. It was very big! It was important experiences for me. And I could learn many important things.

2

When I was elementary school student, I talked to an ALT first. I remember the moment. His name is Mr.Brown. I was shy then. So I can’t talk to him. But he was kindness. He taught me importance of communication.I became talking well little by little. Now I can talk to foreign people. My English is not well. But I think communication is not only pronunciation but also with a gesture.
3

When I was junior high school student, I met Mr.Wakayama. He is an English teacher. He was about 70 years old. He taught me English. His class was very fun. I always laughed in his class. I thought I want to be a teacher like him. English skills that he taught me is base of my English.

4

When I was junior high school student, I was asked for directions by foreign people. I was nervous. So I couldn’t tell the way well. But my friend can tell the way well. I I was sad. So I decided to study English more.   When I was high school student, I was asked for directions by foreign people again. Then I could tell the way!

5

When I was junior high school student, I got a perfect score in English test. I was very happy. And I felt I want to study English more! So I studied English more. The experience is important for me to study English motivation.

6

When I was junior high school student, I watched Harry Potter first. It was very excited. And I watched Harry Potter many times. One day, I watched Harry Potter in English. I can’t understand all of them. So I felt I study English more. Now I like Harry Potter. And I sometimes watch in English.

7

When I was junior high school student, I got a bad score in English test. It makes me sad. But my teacher said me ‘fight! Take it easy!’. The word makes me fine. I study English harder. After that, I could get a perfect score. I learned that making an effort is very important.

8

When I first learn English, I felt English is fun. But it became difficult little by little. Studying English in high school is very difficult for me. But English is very important because increasing globalization. I felt I must make an effort. 

9

When I was junior high school student, I participated in international event. There were many people. It was very fun! I felt I wanted to study English more. The experience is important for me to study English motivation.

10

I teach English as a cram school teacher now. It is important experience for me. I must teach in a way that’s easy to understand. But I learn many things from students.  I want to be a teacher. I am amateur in teaching. I want to teach well more!
That’s all. 

Thank you.