Mr.Sho Hirota メッセージ1
Hello boys and girls and ladies and gentlemen!
I hope you are having a nice day today!
My name is Sho Hirota, I am an English teacher at Assumption Kokusai. I am also a homeroom teacher of the current junior high school 3rd year A class. It is always challenging and exciting to work at Assumption, filled with a lot of energetic and amazing students always eager to do new things!
I am very lucky to be the homeroom teacher of my class.
Even though I only have 13 students in my class, they are outstanding and outperforming the other classes. It is a small class but I really think they are more than 13.
I never thought having the same students in the class for three years would make me love them so much! It is my last year with them since they’ll be graduating next year so I would like to cherish the moments that I share with them.
Let me tell you about my background.I came to Assumption 5 years ago. I am a 100% Japanese but I mainly speak English at school. Most of the kids in my class don’t usually hear me speaking Japanese. I even talk with some Japanese-English teachers in English. ( I know it’s unique ) Can you guess why I do this? It is for me to practice English. Languages are like a fresh fruit, if you leave it outside for a while, it will go bad. So I need to keep it fresh by using it in my everyday life.
I studied English at high school and university but I also learned a lot from English movies, dramas and even video games. My belief is that if you study while having fun, you can learn more. So I always try to find something interesting or funny to watch and pick up the words that I don’t know or phrases that I can use.
When I was in a public junior high school, I did like English but was not good at studying it at all. It was all about learning the so-called rules of grammar, so my grade was really bad ( like really bad ).But because l liked English and still do, I decided to go to an International high school in Osaka. Most of my classmates back then were either foreigners or half Japanese, half somewhere else. It was very unique to be honest, also hard to catch up what was going on in classes because 80% of the classes were done in English. After high school,I went to university to study English and also how to teach English.And after university, I started working as an English teacher at a public junior high school for a year, and I went back to graduate school to study more English a year after that. And after two years, I finally came to this school. I tell you,IT WAS HARD.
But that struggle and suffering made who I am today. Thanks to those experiences, I am able to communicate in English with people from other countries. It sounds like nothing, but once you start to understand things in another language, your world changes. It is not only about English or studying, but if you like something, anything, please do your best and try to enjoy doing it.Mastering something does not come easy but even the process will bring something new into your life.
November 19, 2020（Thu）