On this episode I’m talking with Helene Uchida, a certified teacher who has been in Japan for over 40 years. She owns and manages Little America, a school in Fukuoka that’s been around since 1979, and has some valuable insights about what teachers NEED to do to help Japanese learners to actually improve their English.
Find out more about Helene’s work at https://www.littleamerica-es.com/
00:57 In Japan for 40 years, why?
01:51 Difference between teaching in US and Japan
03:15 How much has Japan changed in 40 years?
05:06 What’s missing in the public education system in Japan?
09:37 How to make your classroom work better
11:16 How has Judo informed your teaching?
16:00 Helene’s school origin story
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17:30 How to grow a new English school
18:59 Speaking Japanese in the English classroom
20:11 Helene’s teacher organisation
24:09 Montessori Method
26:08 Experiential English learning is KEY
30:05 What has to happen in Japan going forward
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