TEMI Gratitude Journal 2019

We all have stories to share about the wonder of teaching English.
I would like to invite you to share your student success stories with fellow TEMI members for our upcoming “TEMI Gratitude Journal” which we will send to TEMI members in December.
Submission deadline: Nov. 8th
Approx. 500 words in English / 1000-1200 letters in Japanese
Please send to Sakiko Kojima at TEMI.
We look forward to reading your stories!

Helene

Superlative endorsement from ESL College President

When I entered the room on the first day of the Osaka TEMI Seminar, the first thing that caught my eye was a bell.
It triggered recall and was a flashback to the past.

Then I remembered!

How innocent I was back then! The woman standing in front of me, Helene, she was the one who changed my life!
I opened a school ten years ago because Helene sensei said I could do it!

Back then I knew nothing and had nothing. But within my grasp was an obscure image of ME teaching English.
Fortunately, around that time, I joined a TEMI seminar (which was called LATEM then). It made all the difference.

I learned a lot like everyone who joined. However, to be honest, I didn’t and don’t follow TEMI teaching method as she prescribed it. This doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. I just created my own school and its curriculum in the image I imagined. My school does not teach “eikaiwa”. Instead our concept is “Experiences in English”.
At this recent Osaka seminar, to my amazement, I realized a lot of TEMI spirit permeates through our school.
Till the day I joined the TEMI seminar for the second time, I actually had not realized that TEMI spirit is everywhere in my school. The students are our guests. We don’t have to be entertainers. We don’t explain; we just do!

There are so many seminars available these days, but the TEMI seminar is the only seminar which encourages you to be a real teacher. Therefore I have no hesitation in recommending TEMI. It may change your life like it changed mine.

Hisano Ito
ESL College President