徳島 英会話教室 

Spring Brizzzy, cont.

Still on Spring Break here… and finally its beginning to feel like Spring. The past couple days the weather has been beautiful. Today is a lovely Friday morning in Tokushima, however, I’m working inside at the BOE. As I previously mentioned, I’m now required to work during these periods of no school… To add to my frustration, my conference call with Prime Minister didn’t go very well. Mr. Koizumi gave me the good-ol’ run-around and told me that he was looking into the matter, but couldn’t provide me an exact date when I could return to sleeping-in during the breaks…

Ohhh well… Since I must be here, might as well create an Elementary School English curriculum. This Spring Break the city ALTs (those of us that are not taking vacation) have been assigned the task of creating an Elementary School English curriculum. Beginning in April, all the city ALTs will be visiting elementary schools once a week. Therefore, creating some form of guideline is necessary to prevent some ALTs from teaching Poker jargon as an English lesson idea… In my opinion, I think this is a pretty big project, because teaching English elementary schools is a relatively new trend in the Japanese educational system. Sending ALTs to elementary schools on a weekly basis is a huge change in a system that has no present guidelines for this, other than the one we are now creating. The future of Tokushima’s Japanese Elementary School English education is in our hands…

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