Hello! This is Rob, welcoming you to another exciting time for us here at Earnest English Academy!

Parents’ Observation Lessons are in full swing, with the humble halls of our school bustling in the lively energy of our young elementary students guiding their mothers, fathers, and grandparents to each of their lessons. While some of our students are understandably nervous to be observed by their family, many of our pupils are eager, enthusiastic (and yes—earnest) to show off their fun and engaging lesson time.

For us teachers, we are of course thrilled to welcome parents to this once-a-year opportunity; we take great pride in the quality of our education, the outstanding atmosphere of our classes, and the unique appeal of our collaborative Dual Lesson system. Parents are treated to the opportunity to observe their children in both Native Teachers’ and Japanese Teachers’ lessons,and it has been extremely rewarding for me to see their smiling and supportive faces, laughing mirthfully along with us throughout the classes.

It is a real pleasure to meet so many parents. This time comes only once a year; for my long-term students, it’s a wonderful opportunity to touch base with familiar faces; for my new students, I am always delighted to make a connection with the family for the first time. This week, I have been thoroughly pleased to see some parents joining in with the class, participating with rapt attention and eagerness. I can clearly see the support my students receive from home, and am immensely grateful for parents’ efforts to help further their children’s education after school hours. I hope that all parents, inspired by their students’ performance here at the school, will continue to support and encourage their young ones’ progress through continued practice at home!

For those families who have already joined us, thank you for your visit! To those whose observations are coming this week or next, please look forward to seeing your sons’ and daughters’ development. We’ll see you soon!