Head, and Shoulders, Knees, and Toes!

Teaching English in one day.. Shiojiri Nagano.


There’s a first time for everything, right? Right. I had the chance to teach elementary students English for the first time in Shiojiri in Nagano prefecture, which was a 3 hour bus ride from Tokyo. It was good for me to get to see what Japan is like outside of the capital city. Shiojiri is a smaller city that even has some countryside to it, including rice paddies!

Shiojiri, Japan

I taught at a juku, or learning center/cram school. Students go here after school or on the weekends to learn and study even more than they do during the school day. They study various subjects, but the most popular subject for jukus is English. This juku was very modern and nice!

So this was a special session on a Saturday that was advertised as “learning joyful English” from an American and learning about studying abroad.

Teaching these kids was a hard task…

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