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①教え方で気を付けている事

皆さんこんにちは。牧原と申します。
入試問題の徹底的な分析と対策が、竹進の英語科の「自慢」ですが、
ここでは私の授業の背景となるものの一部をご紹介します。
(時間がなかったので、英語で書きました。)


What underlies and is behind my lectures
What I can be most proud of is that every year my students
get high scores in English examinations.


The fact is that I only make them do what they should do
when students begin to learn foreign languages.


When it comes to English, it seems to me that Japanese people
are likely to forget the maxim like “Practice makes perfect” ,
which learners of foreign languages must bear in mind,
and end up doing what is apparently fascinating
but in the long run never helps learners establish
fundamental skills in themselves.


Then, what is the secret I wrote above
which helps studentsget high scores?
How does the secret I offer students help them
improvetheir language skills?


It’s simple. It comes from what I acquired when I studied the
French languageand otherforeign languages.
It is what Japanese people have forgotten but is necessary
when they need to develop their language skills.


You’ve already noticed that I probably put emphasis upon 
practicing writing.
That one can write correctly means s/he can apply the knowledge
to  whatever  kind of examinations s/he may take.


Not so long ago we took it for granted that we ought to practice
writing to improve our English ability.
But these days can anyone find schools or institutes
where one can learn basic structure of English?


The second sentence of this paragraph(That one can write)
is just what my students prove every year.
To be able to write English correctly is important,
thus I only practice it.Unfortunately, it’s rare today.


I force myself to collect any useful sources from texts of
foreign languages(other than English…giggle),
which can help me when I want to make students understand
important things.


And the latest material by which I was impressed (inspired?)
the most is Ryunosuke Kuroda’s textbook (NHK’s radio program
of the Russian language).


I was astonished when I was shown his text by a friend of mine.
His text is filled with clues by which we are enabled to master
both grammar and words with no pain.


Though my way of teaching is quite different from his,
I was glad to know I share some of the basic concepts of teaching
with this celebrity.


②生徒たちに一言

英語の学習法は飽和状態で、さまざまな勉強方法が提唱されていますが、
英語の得意な人は少ないのが現状です。
竹進では、文法をしっかり教えて繰り返し書かせる授業を実践しています。
そこで生徒たちは自然に文法力をあげ英語を自分の言葉にし、
テストでも高得点をあげています。


感覚も大切ですが、まずは外国語を真摯に学ぶ態度が
もっとも大切だと考え実践し、

テストの成績という形で結果を残しているのが、
竹進の英語の授業です。


もっとも授業はどの科目のどの先生も楽しくやっています。
ぜひ一度授業を受けてみて、楽しんで、そして「ためになる!」
と実感してください。