Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Karate in English - July 2010

Another successful rank test over the weekend for Black Belt English. For many students, this was their first time testing at our school. They gave their best efforts during the exam, and (like before) any errors that were made were small and corrected immediately by the students themselves.

Although many of the students had never studied any additional English outside the content shared in regular school, they followed my directions perfectly and without hesitation. My wife assisted me with some of the more complex explanations, but it is still quite impressive how much English the students have learned just by practicing the martial arts in our dojo. Such regular exposure to natural English has even caused a couple of students to enroll in our English conversation classes as well.