Archive for 2013年3月29日

Free Talk Lesson VS. Textbook Lesson -#10 Ami-

10回目の本日は、アミ講師が担当します。
「最近、フリートークをしていても、上達しているのか実感がわかないです。テキストを使ったほうがいいですか?」と、いう問合せにお答えします!

Dear Student,
Free talk is really fun and useful but its better when you have a well- developed vocabulary. Now using an English book helps you acquire a strong vocabulary because every time you do a lesson you increase your vocabulary. I recommend the Kiso Eigo books depending on your level to build your vocabulary while working on your grammar skills. You can also try something like 1日6分英会話 which allow you to have a conversation with the teacher while doing the lesson. Another option is to take a longer lesson where you have the combination both the book and free talk. All these options will help you improve your English skills
Ami

十分な語彙を知っていれば、フリートークは楽しくて便利、テキストは新しい語彙を増やすのに便利!NHKテキストの基礎英語シリーズならレベル別に分かれているし、マイプログラムで受講できる「1日6分英会話」のテキストは講師とのレッスン中に会話方法も学べます。または、レッスン時間を増やすのもいい方法!と具体的にアドバイスをくれたアミ講師。

さて、「1日6分英会話」のテキストにご興味が分かれた方は、事務局までご連絡下さい!

デイリーコール 事務局 久保田

Free Talk Lesson VS. Textbook Lesson -#9 Tokiko-

いつも有難うございます。デイリーコールです。
第9回目の本日は、トキコ講師が担当します。
「最近、フリートークをしていても、上達しているのか実感がわかないです。テキストを使ったほうがいいですか?」と、いう問合せにお答えします!

「こちらの生徒のレベルはわかりませんがフリートークが早い段階ではないかと思います。
基本的な文法の復習と文章を読み、文に慣れ英作が瞬時に組立られる力をつける必要があります。教材を使うのは文法には有効ですが、文字に頼ることになりリスニングにはあまり
注意を払わなくなります。私の母は19歳で渡米し、まったく英語ができませんでしたが、電話で隣人との簡単な会話が大いに役に立ったと言っています。フリートークと並行して基本な
教材(side by side など)はどうでしょうか?」

トキコ講師は、12歳までアメリカのニュージャージー州で暮らし、明星大学の英語英文科を卒業後、30年近く英会話講師を含め、英語の仕事にずっと携っている講師です。
紹介させて頂きました、side by sideのテキストは、レベルが1~4まであるテキストを使ったプログラムです。文法もしっかりおさえて、スピーキング、リスニングの向上に役立つプログラムとなっております。

デイリーコール 事務局 久保田

Free Talk Lesson VS. Textbook Lesson -#8 Sali-

いつも有難うございます。
第8日目の本日は、サリー講師からのアドバイスです。
「最近、フリートークをしていても、上達しているのか実感がわかないです。テキストを使ったほうがいいですか?」と、いう問合せにお答えします!

陽気でフレンドリーなサリー講師は、毎日アメリカのサンフランシスコからお電話する講師です。
バークレー大学を卒業し、世界有数の総合金融サービス会社で長年働いてきたバリバリの女性です!

Many students feel that they do not have enough English grammar and vocabulary to carry on a conversation and, therefore, are embarrassed to speak. However, even though they cannot speak well, it is very important for the students to try to speak as much as possible to improve their verbal and communication skills.

At Daily Call, teachers are there to help the students to improve their communication skills.

Sali – Daily Call Instructor

文法や語彙を気にしないで、まずは可能な限り話して下さい!講師は皆様の英語力アップのために尽くします!と、優しいアドバイス!サリー、ありがとう!

デイリーコール 事務局 久保田

Free Talk Lesson VS. Textbook Lesson -#7 Denny-

さて、さて、第7回目の本日は、アメリカ人女性講師のデニー講師が担当いたします!

Do you enjoy a good movie? Movies are a great way to improve your English. It’s a good idea to own an American movie that you can watch many times. There is a website you can go to that has a list of movies you can choose from. This website explains the movie, its natural expressions and its vocabulary. I recommend you go to this website, choose a movie from the list, then purchase it. (You must buy the movie from a store. You cannot purchase the movie from this website.) After you purchase the movie, you’ll be able to discuss it with your teacher during the lesson. The teacher can go to this website and guide you through the movie’s script. This is a technique I use with those of my students who own movies that are on the website’s list.

The website is: www.ESLNOTES.com. Go down the screen to the middle of the first page. In the center of the screen, you’ll see a white box with an arrow in it with the words “Movie Menu”. When you click on the arrow, a selection of movie titles will appear. Use the scroll bar on the right to move up and down the list. The movies are in alphabetical order. The first movie is A Beautiful Mind. The last movie on the list is You Can Count on Me. When you click on a movie title, you’ll be able to read about the movie. Once you find a movie you like (OR ALREADY OWN) and watch it, you’ll be able to enjoy the experience of learning while enjoying a movie! This is a wonderful way to expand your vocabulary, learn new expressions and have fun while you’re doing it.

Denny

ご興味があれば、ウェブをチェックしてみて下さい!なお、レッスン中にすべての講師がPCの画面を見てお電話しているわけではございません。また、こちらのアドバイスはデニー講師からのアドバイスですので、他の講師が行っているものではございません。

デイリーコール 事務局 久保田

Free Talk Lesson VS. Textbook Lesson -#6 Joan-

本日の第6回目は、アメリカ人の女性講師、ジョーン講師が担当します!
「最近、フリートークをしていても、上達しているのか実感がわかないです。テキストを使ったほうがいいですか?」と、いう問合せにお答えします!

It is not only about speaking.
In my experience most students have weak listening skills which affect their speaking skill.
My advice…
1. listen listen listen
books on tape
cds
from you tube
tv

It is also due to a lack of vocabulary
2. read, read, read
graded readers
short stories
kids stories
(different reading based on level of student)

Maybe a lack of study other than the phone lesson
3. independent study
take a class
make an English speaking friend
read
listen

Maybe a lack of preparation for the lesson
4. prepare
choose a discussion topic
write questions to ask teacher (about anything, grammar, current events, vocab….)
do not use teachers call as an alarm clock…be awake alert and ready for the lesson
understand English speaking teachers do not speak with a Japanese accent
ready to speak in a voice which is loud enough for teacher to hear not too loud but easy to hear

lack of confidence
5. Relax
accept correction
listen to the teacher
model your language after your teacher
do not be afraid to make a mistake teachers are here to help you

ask for clarification
ask questions
What does_______ mean?
What do you mean?
Can you give me an example?
For example?

I am sure there are other things
Joan
方法はたくさんあるけれど、聞き取り、書き取り、自習、レッスンの準備、自信を持つことですよ!とアドバイスしてくれたジョーン講師!ありがとう!
戸田奈津子さんも若い時は、ラジオから流れてくる好きな音楽の英吾を聞き取って、ノートに書いていたとか。
生徒様の好きな映画・音楽から英語を聞き取り、書き、理解してその文章を電話のレッスンで使ってみましょう!

デイリーコール 事務局 久保田

Free Talk Lesson VS. Textbook Lesson -#5 Andrew-

本日、第五回目の担当は、カナダ人男性講師のアンドリュー講師です!

Keep a diary of words:

that are troublesome;
that are new to you;
that may be useful in work or school or at home.

Read and read some more; try reading aloud; try reading aloud with someone else.

If you are using textbooks, think about how you would use the words and phrases at work, in school or at home.

Cats and dogs are great listeners!

Perhaps some of suggestions may be of help.

Sincerely,
Andrew

あなたにとって新しい英文・難しい英文・使えそうな英文を、書く。
出来るだけ誰かに英文を朗読する。テキストを使っているなら色んな状況で使うことを考えて下さい。
どんなプログラムを選ぶか、というのも大切ですが、英語を自分の生活にどれだけ取り込むかと言う意識が必要なのですね!

デイリーコール 事務局 久保田

Free Talk Lesson VS. Textbook Lesson -#4 Jonathan-

第4回目の本日は、イギリス人男性講師のジョナサンからです!

“Textbooks can be useful because they offer suggestions. They are also good because they remind you about what you have already studied.

I find the students who get the most out of studying are those who are pro-active during lessons. Asking the teacher questions is a really good way to control the direction of the lesson.

If you’re planning a trip in the next few weeks tell the teacher about it beforehand. Then you can practice using the future tense to talk about things you might do during your trip. After the trip you can describe things that you did or that happened using the past tense.
Jonathan”

「テキストを使うことは、生徒様自身が何を学んだか思い出せてくれる」そうですね、復習がし易いです!
ジョナサン講師もニコール講師同様、「レッスン前の準備」について指摘していますね!講師の方も、生徒様から積極的に質問をすると、「あ、こちらの生徒様は、ちゃんと準備しているのだな」と、分かるのでしょう!
やはり、生徒様のご受講目的をレッスン前に伝える事も、キーポイントなんですね!

デイリーコール 事務局 久保田

Free Talk Lesson VS. Textbook Lesson -#3 Will-

本日の第三回目は、ニュージーランド出身のウィル講師が担当します!
「最近、フリートークをしていても、上達しているのか実感がわかないです。テキストを使ったほうがいいですか?」と、いう問合せにお答えします!

Fear of Speaking.

It is a truism that the English instruction taught in Japanese Junior High and High schools has an unhealthy obsession with correct grammar and an almost blind ignorance in teaching pronunciation and communication. It is this demand for correct grammar that prevents many young Japanese from expressing themselves without fear.
While the requirement for correct grammar is necessary for the efficient and precise communication of the written word, I can assure you that, in conversation, it is the least of tools needed to convey context and meaning.
In a conversation the listener rarely pays close attention to every word spoken. The exchange of ideas and words that stimulate ideas and responses to those words is carried out at a speed where attention to every word is a hindrance to effective and timely conversational practice. We, the native speakers of English, hear everything but only pay attention to the words that convey meaning and context and that enable us to follow the train of thought and so continue the direction that the conversation is taking.
As long as the conversation follows the path of the train of thought we make allowances for incorrect verb tenses, misplacement of word process and even for strange pronunciation.
If you listen to a conversation twixt an Australian, speaking in his or her native dialect with all the mannerisms and expressions that implies, and a Scotsman, or woman, with the broad brogue and the swallowed vowels, you might wonder as to how the conversation can progress. But it does because of the allowances made in conversation where key words and phrases are more important than grammar and pronunciation.
So don’t be afraid to speak out and express your opinion and your feelings. Understanding comes with context and intent, not through the exact and correct English demanded in the School system or by those mavens of the text books who seems to feel that the formality of correctness is more important than the free flow of ideas being exchanged.
We want to hear your voice letting us know who you are, what you think and how you feel. Free conversation is precisely that. Loose and lucid exchange of information about people and the times we live in.

正しい文法や発音を気にするよりも、まず話しましょう!キーワードと表現方法が英会話には大切です!意味と前後関係(事情)を伝える事から英会話をはじめましょうとのことです。
私も、文法を気にして伝えたい事が、あまり伝わらない事が有ります!文法を恐れず、キーワードを伝える事からスタートですね!

デイリーコール 事務局 久保田

Free Talk Lesson VS. Textbook Lesson -#2 Felix-

さて、第二回目のテーマ、本日はサモア出身のフィリックス講師からです!ニコール講師のアドバイスにプラスして、付け加えたい!と、書いてくれました。

“As many of you are aware, every Daily Call instructor has their own session/lesson formality, however it is basically targeted on what you – the customer, aim to achieve. For instance, some may just just want to have a simple chat (e.g. on the weather, on your day, etc), some may have a specific topic (e.g. economy, fashion, cooking, etc), and some may come ready with a specific question (e.g. discussing the difference between ‘other’ and ‘another’, etc).

Therefore please feel free to let your instructor know in the beginning, if not during your first introductory session/lesson, then during the beginning of each session/lesson – if there is anything on your mind, or some aspect of the english language you would like to improve on.

Remember, “practice makes perfect!”

Felix

生徒様の「学習目的」を講師に伝える事も必要だよ!と、いう事ですね!そうですね、講師との意思疎通も大切ですね!
受身のレッスンより、「意思疎通することでレッスン向上=英会話力アップ」ですね!

デイリーコール 事務局 久保田

Free Talk Lesson VS. Textbook Lesson -#1 Nicole-

先日、生徒様より「最近、フリートークをしていても、上達しているのか実感がわかないです。テキストを使ったほうがいいですか?」と、いう相談を受けました。
事務局から講師へ聞いてみました!第一回目の今日は、ニコールがお答えします。

Well I’m not sure what to say since each student is different.
But I would say, her preparing a topic beforehand would probably make a big difference.
If she chooses the topic, more than likely it’s something that interests her and she will be more motivated to talk about that rather than being forced to talk about something her teacher chooses.
Thinking before the call about what she wants to communicate, taking some notes on important points, and looking up vocabulary she may need could all help her to prepare.

Preparation will lead to more confidence, which in return should lead to more speaking, and the more you speak the faster you will see improvement.

I understand most of the students are very busy and have little time to prepare. But if they are able to do this at least once a week, gradually it will become easier and not such a chore.

Another thing would be keeping a diary in English. Take a few minutes out of the day and try writing out your thoughts. Practice what you want to say. Then with Daily Call try conveying those thoughts to your teacher.
Hope this helps a bit.
Nicole

英会話上達への道のりは、レッスン前の「準備」がキーポイント!
そうかもしれません!私も、準備する日としない日では、レッスンの楽しみ方も違うし、満足度も違います!