Friday, September 23, 2005

Updates and more pics coming

Lafcadio Hearn Speech Contest - Matsue - 8
Originally uploaded by Jason In Japan.

I thought I should post a few random pics just to let you know that I'm trying to update this blog and add some new pics and posts. It's been a busy month now that school is back underway, but I should have some time this weekend to get the trivia up-to-date and post some more pics.

This pic is from the Lafcadio Hearn Speech Contest, which was held in Matsue on Sept. 17th. I had two 9th grade girls from my JH competing, and the girl on the left (Asuka) did really well and won a prize. Mai also did really well, but she speaks English with a heavy accent that no amount of coaching on my part can remove. She had to say phrases like "religious life" and "very large white butterfly" in her speech and try as we might, they never did get natural sounding.
But we had fun practicing and I have two more speech contests coming up in November.

More soon, so check back next week...


1 comment:

Emily Watkins said...

Whoa, veritable tongue-twisters.

Some of my students take English lessons from a Canadian guy in town, and their R's are beautiful. I need to find out how he does it.