Education 32

TOPIC

The teaching of English by Japanese teachers

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 I think the teaching of English by Japanese teachers is important for the following two reasons.
 The first reason is that Japanese teachers know that English pronunciation is completely different from Japanese pronunciation and teachers should appreciate this difference. Comparing Japanese to English, Japanese has as few as 5 vowels and 15 consonants. On the other hand, English has as many as 12 sounds of vowels and 24 consonants. Teachers should know this difference and how to pronounce English accurately. Therefore the teaching of English by teachers who know both English and Japanese is important.
 The second reason is that Japanese teachers know the difficulties Japanese students often encounter in learning English and this means that they can give relevant advice to students. For example, it is hard for Japanese people to differentiate between “R” and “L”. It is also difficult for Japanese students to understand and master the use of the tenses, the articles and the singular and plural forms. It is difficult to teach these things to Japanese students unless teachers know both English and Japanese.
 As I mentioned, for the aforesaid two reasons, I think the teaching of English by Japanese teachers is important.

メモ

日本人教師による英語教育です。
日本語を知っているからこそ、日本人特有の英語学習の問題点などが分かるので、その辺の事をキーアイディアとして、展開すればいいと思います。