I wasn’t planning on writing anything here until the trip to India, China and Southeast Asia was over, but one of my former students from Nova found an entry I wrote about working at that wonderful little company with the mutant pink bunny mascot.
She felt strongly enough about what I wrote to write an email to me with her opinions, and gave me permission to publish them here. I’ve done a bit of formatting and slight grammar correction at her request. We’ll call her Yuki to protect her privacy, yes? Frankly, I thought that she hit the nail right on the head with everything she said. There’s not a lot of interest in study coming from many students and many teachers, although after having worked there for two years, it’s clear that the managment definitely doesn’t give a damn.
Just my opinion…
I think I was the one who was so quiet in Nova. I am sorry for that. I was just nervous to talk someone who I didn’t know well. Or maybe it was because that’s the Japanese study style. “Just listen carefully what teacher says, and do not bother the class with asking too much.” I am still quiet in my new ESL class. Maybe I don’t like to talk in classes. I didn’t know other students were the same, though.
I thought that most of teachers came Japan just to have fun. I didn’t think that they really wanted to teach us English. Some teachers said to me that they were hung over and were sleepy. I think they shouldn’t say that to me even though it might have been true. Or students made them think like you said, that students don’t really want to study English. That’s an interactive situation.
=== About Japanese wemen===
Most Japanese women don’t work hard like men. Sometime I irritate them. I think that it’s because how they grew up. Their mother must stay home. The mothers want their children to be housewives. They BELIEVE that for women to be happy, they must be housewives and be protected by husbands. Additionally, 60% of men like girls who can’t do anything without men. That’s one of the reasons women choose easy jobs. Yuck.