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Teachers have seen a pattern with how enthused Japanese students are about studying English. On arriving in the UK or other designated locations such as Cape Town, in South Africa, they are quite interested and prepared to embark on this journey of knowledge. They are open to new things, people and ultimately excited about experiencing a different culture. This post will seek to identify why Japanese loves learning English with a homestay teacher.
Homestay English courses are generally tailored towards younger students of 14 to 15 years old and Business English programmes for older students. Some of the younger students are initiated into English courses through Japanese Exchange Programmes or High School Exchange Programmes. A deliberate attempt is made with such courses to create the best methods for both smooth transitions as well as the best quality English learning.
Students are not concerned or worried about their cultural immersion experience, they are eager for something new. This enthusiasm is fueled by the energies of their teachers and propels learning at a faster rate. For younger students the programmes are infused with the English high school system to facilitate a smoother transition. Children of similar ages and other Japanese students at varying levels will also be present to aid in that learning environment. Some homestay English teachers will schedule lessons where these students are able to fully interact with similar age groups a few days per week.
Japanese students find it very encouraging that English natives are always interested in learning their language as well. The learning experience is shared as these students are willing to indulge when new friends and families and even teachers wish to learn Japanese. The Japanese language is often intriguing to teachers and they do not hesitate to engage students in also sharing their mother tongue. It is a result of this overall interest by English natives, that the Japanese culture on a whole is proudly displayed by participating students.
Homestay English is considered the best way for these students as they are able to have a grasp of speech as well as practice when communicating daily with a teacher and other natives. They enjoy participating in excursions as well as any activities they are allowed to explore. They are provided with places to visit and things to do; they are encouraged to find something interesting and discuss them.
A major highlight of these English Language homestays rests with being able to spend months living with a host family. They are offered the grand opportunity of sharing in the day to day activities of English families. This approach is wonderful in achieving a fast track English course. Unlike sitting in a classroom, Japanese see the benefits of embracing homestays, where they can be a part of and contribute to their own learning. They are able to build more confidence with a tutor by their side; they are free to make mistakes and are able to see and experience the language in real life scenarios.
They appreciate those simple activities such as taking the bus or taxi for a shopping expedition. They are encouraged by those one on one exchanges on the streets and in the stores, as they are able to hear the language in varying forms and apply themselves where possible. Additionally, students enjoy being able to visit cultural sites where they are exposed to the foundations of the English society. It is very important to them that they can understand and in turn interpret how things operate and possibly compare to their Japanese origins.
Host families and tutors have described these students as quiet and respectful. Their culture reflects a sense of order and discipline, as a result, they stand out. These students are very popular among host families as they are often times requested for placements. They are a joy to welcome in homes and they also enjoy receiving positive feedback during their stay.
Learning English with and from native English speakers offers a new dynamic to how these students grasp the experience. It is a great achievement for them when they able to communicate successfully through the English language. The process is not easy but they pride themselves on a level of discipline that will only direct them to success. Japanese people are strong willed and they believe these teaching environments consists of genuine people that wish to see them learn and enjoy the journey in as many ways as possible.
The British way of life is rather intriguing to them and it will greatly improve their English while exploring. Some of these students have defined natives as very helpful and are always willing to answer any questions and to teach them something new. This welcoming environment has set the stage for Japanese students leaving remarkable feedback and encouraging others to participate. With such experiences, it is seen why they love the English homestay learning programmes.