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Why So Fast Tonight?

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 30.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
Despite closely approaching December, what's this warmth in these days!? The mercury amazingly marked 20 degrees Celsius in Osaka! On the other hand, according to the TV tonight, the forecast for tomorrow is like the following: "Osaka would experience a rapid fall in temperature in the range of more than 10 degrees Celsius. Please raise the alert level for cold." Wow, you bet I surely need to be cautious!


Kiyoshi's English Education Report Vol. 20:
I don't get it about tonight's Kiyoshi (*_*) Why are you so fast in learning words as far as tonight goes?
The thing ringing any bells is that tonight I taught him relatively earlier than usual in the evening. It may have been good for him to memorize them... OK, I'll tend to them as early as possible in the day from now on
Anyway good job, Kiyoshi!
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Archives of Kiyoshi's daily English Report:
息子の毎日の英語教育記録バックナンバー
http://junichikawagoe.blog109.fc2.com/blog-category-78.html
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Approaching the End of the First Curriculum

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 29.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
photo (17) Kiyoshi's English education report Vol. 19:
To my joy, the achievement for a initial curriculum is coming to the end soon, which requires to learn each word in alphabetical order.
Just one more effort, you are almost there!

Hashimoto, Matsui win twin Osaka polls

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 28.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
Maverick pair claim mandate to unify city, prefecture
Hashimoto, Matsui win twin Osaka polls
Quoted from Japan Times

OSAKA ― Populist reform trounced the status quo in Osaka Sunday evening as former governor and Osaka Ishin no kai leader Toru Hashimoto, 42, won the mayoral election and Ichiro Matsui, 47, a senior leader in the same party and Hashimoto's hand-picked successor, clinched the governor's seat.
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Kiyoshi's English Education Report Vol. 18
Learning the words which starts with each initial letter of the alphabet still continues
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Joyful Time w/ the Philippines

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 27.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
Today was one of our annual enjoyable days to be with people from the Philippines in church. Thanks God, we were successfully able to finish our job to serve our food and groceries to our customers!
Here are photos taken there!
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Kiyoshi's English education report Vol. 17:
This day's Kiyoshi's lesson was wrapped up with just checking for a while whether the words he learned yesterday would live in his memory.

The Newest Weapon in the War on Kaiten Zushi Market

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 26.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
During lunch Kiyoshi spent a pleasant time with us at Kaiten-zushi (^.^)
Here the pictures taken there.
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Actually it's been a long time to be there and we quickly found the way serving us efectively changed again. The following advertising board in a picture says: It must be the first time for you to be able to open the lid without touching! This is because of preventing infection via the lid with germ or virus attached by hand.
It continues like that "please just tip up your saucer on the moving lane to open the lid, and then pull out the saucer with sush."
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Hmm, how do you like it? 
Is it cool?


OK let's get down to Kiyoshi's thing.

Kiyoshi's English education report Vol. 16:
As of today, he has learned words starts with A up to Q in the alphabet which are APPLE, BALL, CAT, DOG, EGG, FACE, GAME, HAND, ICE, JAPAN, KNEE, LEG, MOUTH, NAIL, ONION, PEN and QUIET.
Good job, Kiyoshi 

How come?

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 25.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
photo9.jpg Kiyoshi's English education report Vol. 15:
Today's lesson was started with just checking up how far he would remember the words he has learned yesterday.
There again, the same thing happened to him!
I got stunned when I found him started spelling the words perfectly which have ended up in failure yesterday.

How can that be???

Strange to Say... どうしてそうなるの?

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 24.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
haa.jpg Kiyoshi's English education report Vol. 14:
Yesterday's Kiyoshi wasn't quite good at learning English words for him who has seemed to be a quick learner since started the lesson the other day.

Currently he is learning words which starts with each initial letter of the alphabet.
Last night I, who was annoyed by him being slow at learning, unexpectedly said like "OK it's enough!" "Put that away and go to bed!"
Then in this evening, I tried to check as usual whether he remembered words he had learned yesterday. That said, I had nothing expected at that time. Because despite spending for about 2 hours to learn yesterday, he couldn't remember all of them in the end. (- which are the words HAND, ICE, JAPAN and KNEE)
However can you believe that? On this evening's checkup, he proudly answered most of them correctly. What happened to him who couldn't answer last night! I asked him like "You studied their words by yourself?" Then his answer is "Nothing at all." I completely felt confused by him as assuming like "Is there such a strange thing?"

Anyway he mastered them.
I hope he would never say tomorrow "I don't remember anything at all."



In these days the weather turned pretty cold also in Osaka, following to eastern Japan.

This chilliness finally made me take appropriate action to bring winter clothing down to the 2nd floor. But therefore the 3rd floor ended up to leave messy, scattering a lot of clothing for my son's summer shirts up to my wife's summer T shirts quite mixed T_T It's no doubt how fiercely my wife, who is out for business tonight, would get upset with me, if tomorrow morning she spotted at what I've done! In spite of that, I know it's too easygoing that I'm now writing this journal, picking up a pile of clothing aside ^^

Today's Kiyoshi Really Not Good at Learning

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 23.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
Kiyoshi's English educational report Vol. 13:
Today's lesson was started with a test to examine how firmly Kiyoshi remembered the words learned yesterday ^^
There, he performed relatively well with correct answers of 5 out of 7 ^^ The words he tried were things like apple for A, ball for B, then cat, dog, egg, face and game. Among them the two he failed were apple and face. Apple was written as "applle," and as for face, he seemed to completely slip out of his memory.
After tightly got them into his head again, here are today's menu of words.
It was like "hand" initially starts with H, and then followed by "ice" for I, "Japan" and "knee."

I wonder if he was getting drowsy... Today's Kiyoshi is not good at learning them so much.
So, finally the lesson dragged on for two whole hours (@o@)
Good job Kiyoshi ^^

Mastered Words Which Start with A up to G

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 22.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
images_20111123114306.jpg  Kiyoshi's English educational report Vol. 12:
Today Kiyoshi finally mastered English words of Aapple, Ball, Cat, Dog, Egg, Face and Game. But it takes almost 2 hours to learn
Sorry for Kiyoshi who looked so sleepy

Kiyoshi's English educational report Vol. 11:

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 21.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
Kiyoshi just reviewed yesterday's lesson of words from A to G for a few minuts.
As I  expected, I was so surprized at how fast he learned English words. But once it comes to writing, it seemed just a tad hard for him to exactly remember the spelling

Served for Phil. Community

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 20.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
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Kiyoshi's English education report Vol. 10:
Today we were out during the day for serving our food for peoples from the Philippines on a river bank in Osaka.
It was lucky not to have been constantly suffered from rain, even if a light drizzle fell at one point and gusty wind annoyed us all day long. That's because an unclear sky which tended to rain had continued until yesterday. Anyway, it seems like we were successfully able to finish our job. And it's great also for him to have become an enjoyable Sunday!

Let's move into Today's English.
Kiyoshi learned English words from A to G for the first time which are like the bellow.
apple / ball / cat / dog / egg / face / game

Actually the English curriculum in Japanese schools is started with lessons like "This is a pen," That is a notebook" and other sentences in basic and short, after learned the alphabet. But it comes to schools in the Philippines, according to my wife, at first students learn words started with each initial letter. It's really interesting for me who studied in a Japanese style education program. After all I decided to take a Philippine one because of that brilliant ability of English. The Philippines are said as the second ranked nation in the world to use English as a second language.

Today's English lesson has been off.

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 19.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
Kiyoshi's English education report Vol. 9:
I have an important event yesterday we have to serve for a Philippine community group.
So, what with the preparation and another my own business, I have had no idea about Kiyoshi's English lesson throughout the day

Class Observing Day

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 18.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
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Kiyoshi's English education report Vol. 8:
Kiyoshi got English learning off today.
Instead I visited the school to observe Kiyoshi in class in the afternoon. After the class, he took me to the gym for apreciating students' works exhibited there.
Now he looks to be in his sweet dream

Kiyoshi's English educational report Vol. 7:

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 17.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
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Kiyoshi's early-morning lesson's just now finished!
Sorry kiyoshi for failing to teach you English last night from my laziness, that's because I was up to my neck in ornamenting a Christmas tree last night

Anyway, he completely mastered the small letters of the alphabet from zero. I amazingly say that he learned them only for 3days on a hour a day. I'm always astonished by him in their ages how fast and easily to aquire the things he learned.

I spotted a word a while ago which is just suitable to my feeling toward children.
" Nobody is born stupid. Babies and infants show a great desire and ability to lean. People call it genius."

Morning!

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 16.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
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Kiyoshi's English educational report Vol. 6:

Kiyoshi has now finished an early-bird lesson from me to make up yesterday's one - which was failed to get because I forgot it.

Kiyoshi's English educational report Vol. 5:

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 15.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
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Oh, my son! It's my fault for failing to teach English just because My mind was fully occupied with my own business in the evening T_T
OK, let me make it up to you tomorrow morning before going out for school (。¯_¯。)

BUSINESS ENGLISH

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 15.2011 BUSINESS ENGLISH   0 comments   0 trackback
BUSINESS ENGLISH

Pleaseではなく、以下の表現が良 (下に行くほど、丁寧な表現)

1.Can you ~ ?
2.Could you ~ ?
3.Could you possibly ~ ?
4.I wonder if you could ~.
5.I would appreciate if you could ~.
6.Would it be possible for you to ~.

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Kiyoshi's English educational report Vol. 4:

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 14.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
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Today Kiyoshi learned English small letters after got confirmed whether he completely mastered capital letters.

Day 2nd

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 13.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
kKiyoshi's English educational report Vol. 3:
Kiyoshi studied the alphabet following a previous lesson for more than an hour.
At this point there are a couple of things I noticed about him. First, one is such quickness to memorize things I taught him. I initially expected for him to be a first learner as his age 7 years old. But actually it was far beyond my expectation! Faced this event, I certainly understood how we have had less communication to know him who he is T_T
Now I'm so proud of him and do feel my responsibility as a father. Thank you Kiyoshi for arousing my paternal instinct!
Then the second is that it's interesting for me to see him struggling with an alphabet N. I know most of Japanese students get hard to pronounce R and V along with sometimes Z. As for Z, not more than a little Japanese people speak it like the way "ZETTO" Yes, so do my son, as I assumed. But why it also comes to N? He annoyingly had kept failing pronunciation. I can't get it that "N" was produced a sound as "M" by him, no matter how many times he tried. Hmmm, that's a weird thing...
So I felt again that everyone has his or her own strengths and weaknesses to go.

A Walking Lane to Appreciate a Forest 森の空中観察路

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 12.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
q fs ter Kiyoshi's English report 2:
The English lesson I've started for my son since yesterday is off today because of we enjoyed this pleasant season all day.
昨日から始めた息子への英語のお勉強は今日、お休みにしました。というのも、今日はこの気持ちのいい季節を楽しんで来たからです。

Appended pictures are walking bridges built for hikers which is about 10 meters high and entire length of 300 meters - and it is called in Japanese "MORINO KUUCHUU KANSATSURO" meaning in English "a walking lane to appreciate a forest"
沿え付けの写真は森の空中観察路と呼ばれる高さ約10メートル、全長300メートルのハイカーのために造られた橋です。

Actually, today I took my parents and son to that peaceful suburb in the photos for a lot of walks.
実は今日、僕は両親、息子を連れて写真にあるのどかな郊外にハイキングに行ってきたのです。

Yeah, it was indeed breathtaking scenery!
息を呑むほどの素晴らしい眺めでした。

We appreciated the nature in the open air there^^
そこで大自然を思いきり満喫してきました^^

Thank you for wonderful season, nicest weather!

Kiyoshi's Maiden Exposure to English

Posted by Junichi Kawagoe on 11.2011 息子の英語教育記録   0 comments   0 trackback
2 3 Kiyoshi's English educational report Vol. 1:

I think that this day may become something like a big day for my son and me.
今日は息子と僕にとって何か記念すべき日になるかもしれません。

It's the first time not only for my 7-year-old son Kiyoshi to be exposed to English today, but also for me to try teaching such a mere kid English.
本日初めて英語に触れるのが七歳になる息子の清志なら、僕にとってもそんな小さな子供に英語を教えるのは、経験のないことです。

He is a first grade student.
清志は小学一年生。

To my dismay, English isn't a requisite subject in his school same as average public elementary schools in Japan.
残念なことに英語は息子の学校では一般的な日本の公立小学校と同じく必須科目ではないのです。

However I wonder if it's better for mere children like Kiyoshi to go along with a little bit of English in the egg every day.
でもまだ頭の柔らかいうちに毎日少しでも英語と接するのは、清志のようなまだ小さい子供達にとっていいのではないでしょうか。

Anyway, that's why I decided to do the English teacher thing.
とにかく、そういうわけで僕が英語の先生のまね事をすることにしました。

That said, I'm now thinking about our program only as something like reading child books, writing a diary or listening popular old tales together with him.
とは言っても今考えているのは、ただ一緒に児童書を読んだり日記を書いたり、時には有名な昔話を聞いたりとそんな感じです。

Yes, I know it's the way usual parents naturally do for their kids in daily life.
そうです。ふつう毎日の生活の中で親が子供に自然にすることです。

Come to think of it, the thing I have to keep in mind is "never take a study-like stiff attitude toward my sweet student," I consider...
そこで、気をつけておかなければならないことは「いかにも勉強というような感じで接しないこと」...かな。

Touching on today's English menu.
本日の予定については...

As I thought first, Kiyoshi is just starting with reading, speaking and writing the alphabet.
まずはやっぱり、アルファベットの読み書き発声から。

I can't wait to find his first entry here before long ^^
Lang-8への息子の初投稿が楽しみです...近いうちに^^

This is going to be great!
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