A,B,C : Hello
B : Hello. Put your bag over there. Site down there, please.
B : What is your name?
I am ....
B : Where are you from?
I'm from Kamakura.
A : Oh, I often go to Kamakura. It's a nice town.
Thank you. I am proud of my town.
A : Oh, you are.
A : Now, I would give you a few questions.
Yes, all right.
A : Now, why do many Japanese children go to Juku?
Actually my son went to a private shcool. He is now a university student. Japanese parents want their children go to prestigious companies. To go to prestigious companies they should go to top universities. To go to top universities, they have to go to top junior and senior high schools.
To go to top school, they need extra study after school. So, they go to Juku.
A : But, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx?
Excuse me? I beg your pardon?
A : Are they tired? They study too much?
Yes, they are stressed out. What we should do is to change the university entrance examination system.
A : Oh, yes. Japanese universities are difficult to enter, but easy to graduate, aren't they?
In Japanese people's idea, if they are good enough to enter they are good enough to graduate.
A : That's right, they are kind of guaranteed.
Yes, they are. But as you know, like in the U.S.A, universities are easy to enter, difficult to graduate from. So as they don't know whether they can graduate or not, they study harder.
A : They study harder because their graduation are not guaranteed. It's quite a unique approach.
Well, the next question is related to the first one. What do you think about English Education, especially for smaller children. like elementary school children?
Actually I am teaching them for more than 10 years. In my case, I do a team-teaching. A native speaker and I teach together as a parter. A native speaker's importance is sound and pronunciation. Mine is different, we have different roles. I call it a cocktail method.
My importance is different from a nataive speaker. I make curriculum, a special
curriculum for Japanese children.
Yes, because Japanese children are different from Western children.
A : Yes, interesting. Well, lastly, please explain kaitenzushi.
Yes, Kaitenzushi is
A : Wow, it sounds interesting.
Yes, it's fun
A : Maybe tonight, I will try it.
A : Well, thank you so much.
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