現在猫6匹のみ、初めて犬のいない暮らしをしています。ピアノ、英語、フランス語歴は長いですが、数年前からドイツ語勉強し始めました。ブログの名前は“Le Petit Prince 星の王子さま”より

2012-08-30 08:20

This afternoon, while I was talking on the phone to a secretary at the language school, I started feeling that I was downplayed.
Since I am not young, she seemed to think that I go there just for fun, not to study English seriously.
Besides she said that if I am afraid of new young teachers, I shouldn't have any lessons on that day.
She must have thought that my English was not good enough to talk to people who I had not previously had lessons with.
It was annoying to explain that there are some teachers who have a lazy teaching style, I'd like to avoid them.
I already reserved some lessons and named my favorite teachers, but she said there were only new staff available that day.
I had a similar experience when I returned to the school after a 6 and a half year break, because the Japanese staff had changed while I was away, and they didn't know me.
They only have a preconception that women of my generation cannot speak English well, so we don't need experienced teachers, and we should accept unpopular teachers, besides we only can go there when the school is not busy.
I am not a person who gets upset easily, instead, I am prone to get depressed by someone's words.
It will take sometime to recover from this gloomy mood.

2012-08-29 23:26

I'm so careless, so I often skip words and make grammatical mistakes when I write and speak English.
I know that I should always make sure I speak correctly.
One of my private teachers was so serious that he never failed to point out my errors. He wrote down everything he noticed.
One day he said that I spoke very fast ,so he could not take memos.
I wondered if it had good or bad connotations.
Since he left Japan, he sometimes asks me if I have been studying English and French for the proficiency exams.

この先は、ST Rocker(ビートルズの新しい解析のページ)さんへ送ったコメントと同文です。
I agree with you, every person has their own innate ability. Some people are good at science and some are good at literature, while others have the potential to become leaders. Like you said even two people who have the same level of ability, due to their environment, will develop differently. I also agree that if we make a small effort everyday, gradually we will become more and more successful. Having said that, some people are just naturally talented and intelligent, while ordinary people no matter how hard they try still can`t achieve their goals.
Un jour...un jour...ça ne va pas arriver. Quand est-ce que je vais atteindre le but que je me suis fixé? Je suis fatiguée!

twitter の世界
2012-08-12 16:41

Je ne peux pas ecrire maintenant car j'ai beaucoup de choses a faire en ce moment,mais j'ai commence a twitter tout recemment comme les jeunes,donc je bavarde un peu sur le web.

Until recently, I did not know what twitter was.
I was curious as to how it would change my daily life and started sending messages.
One of the members who I had chosen was an American.
She is a narrator and teacher of a radio English course.
She is famous among English learners, but never standoffish, rather companionable, and approachable.
And, of course intellectual.
She soon replied to my French message saying, "Wonderful !!! bi-lingual message!!"
I'm glad that I was able to grab her attention thanks to my French.

2012-08-11 10:48

It has been 2 years since I started this blog. At first I only visited my son's linked blogs, most of them are music oriented sites. After my dog passed away I found animal related blogs. Since I missed her a lot, I wanted to remember her by looking at many cute dog and cat photos. Recently, I got to know some other English learners, which inspired me to get back to studying English. Thanks to those people and blogs, I can keep myself being active and feeling young. I'd like to say thank you to everybody who has visited my blog.