Having been honored with a nickname of "tank engine," a metaphor of straightforward, power and speed, the other day, I'm trying my best to hide my true nature and behave properly both as a learner of English and as a teacher, but, but how on earth could I just sit back nonchalantly and pretend not knowing anything about this appallingly hilarious, or rather extremely atrocious in a way, video streaming on the Internet...
I'm afraid this entry could be too much for the benefit of English education industry in Japan, so I'll write this in English meaning to diminish the influence, hehe, but I'm sure the video will be used as a main dish of an upheaval in an up-coming tadoku meeting. You'd better be prepared to not burst your tummy into pieces like a bullfrog from laughing too much.
Okay, enough for the prelude.
If you follow the link, you'll find two videos and you'll see some VERY famous Japanese English teacher in Japan. I think he's famous as a teacher in big cram schools, I guess he's kind of a charisma among cram schools' students, and he's published several books so far about learning English. If you walk through the corner of learning English in big bookstores, you'll likely run into his many books. So I was expecting, without any doubts, his English must be real super!
First, please enjoy the video yourself, and if you like, try to guess the very scene, in the second video, which I was shocked at first, because of the rude and absurd way of speaking, and then burst out laughing. ^^;;;
A・・・ English Event
Was the video beneficial for you, I mean, isn't it impossible to be generous if you're asked to make a comment about this video?
Now, if you have something to say about the video after watching them and you're willing to read my rants and raves, go ahead and read the rest of my saying, but in case you didn't think there is anythiing wrong with the video and you're totally into his approach, then you'd better quit reading right now. This blog is not the right place for you to visit.
The scene comes around 1:16 in the second video.
well, if this phrase came out of the blue in the mouth of a person who don't have enough chance to speak English usually and got very nervous speaking in English in front of many audiences, then I won't be surprised. You're likely to do something dumb when you're put in under a stressful situation. It's way better to say whatever you come up with rather than making a long pause.
However, he's said to be a super skilled English teacher and he is terribly influential for those who need to master English as fast as possible to use it on business or academics. Then do you think someone like him, not being capable of having a decent conversation in English as far as I judge from the video, is the right person to talk about the way to master English.
あのね、say, speak, tell, talk を使い分けられないような人が、英語の習得方法について大勢に向かって語るなんて、そんなことが許されていいのかね？