英語マスターへの道は果てしなく遠く

3歳児保育園児持つフルタイムワーキングママ。双子出産しました。ツインズ+3歳児と英語学習の両立は非常に厳しく。

italkiでネイティブレッスン

今日は朝から、久しぶりにitalkiでネイティブレッスン。テキサス州の先生でした。

いろんなアクセントに触れたいのでこの先生を選択。値段も1時間495円?と安かったので選びました。MIAのレッスンはもっと安いんですけどね・・・

そのあとはSにまた日記を添削してもらって、エクスチェンジしてました。しかし、本当に暑い。。。もうごはんは素麺しかたべれません。。おやつは食べてるけど。。

This morning I got up at 5:50, much later than I do on weekdays. These days it's been very hot especially in the afternoon, so I try to study in the early morning.

Anyhow, I totally forgot having reserved an English lesson with a teacher at 6, so I boostedbooted( actually, just saying started is fine)my pc up in haste.

He was a certified TESOL teacher from Texas and spoke much slower than my Canadian teacher does, so it's very easy to catch what he was saying.

The reason I reserved him was his low fee. Normally, native teachers' lessons, especially certificated ones, are above 700 yen per hour.

But in his case, it's less than 500yen. According to him, he aims not to earn a lot from teaching, but to put the money aside for learning French for himself.

Now, for me, practicing daily conversation is the most needed.

Day to day conversation is the skill that I really want to enhance, because sometimes I break into a cold sweat when my students ask me a bit toughtough questions abruptly.

because sometimes I break into a cold sweat when my students abruptly ask me questions that are a little difficult to answer..

(Abruptly is fine at the end of the sentence, it is a little more native sounding in this example.)