Last night was my first class with the Yachiyo-english club. The group mostly consists of bored house wives who want to practice their english skills. My youngest student is 26 and my oldest is 65. The class is about 15 people and the lesson goes for about an hour and a half. And for all of this... they pay me 7,000 Yen!!!
Hello??? Why haven't I been teaching lessons like this since I came here? I loved it! Yes... there is a lot of prep work I need to do before class, but it is so refreshing to teach students who might actually understand what the hell I am talking about. Everyone was armed with their dictionaries (including myself) and I think most people understood what the heck I was saying to them (if they didn't, they didn't speak up). They are pretty good at reading english and they have interest in learning english songs.
So if anyone out there teaches english to adults and you know some good songs that the japanese love... please let me know. PS I already know they love the Carpenters. Thanks anyways.
On a personal note: I am coming down with a cold (again). Why can't these kids keep their germs to themselves? I haven't had a sniffle in over 2 months and as soon as school starts again... I catch another cold. GRRRrrrrrr! Don't worry. I am taking my vitamins everyday and drinking lots of water, juice and diet Pocari Sweat (not actually made of sweat).