How can you improve your English?

How can you improve your English?

by Kazuya Sato


I think the best way to improve own English skill is talking with foreign people. My major is P.E and sports and leisure management. I joined Andy’s seminar room. He’s American and a teacher at my university. I learn about foreign sports and leisure. It’s very effective for me to improve my English skills. I can do both things by talking with a foreign teacher and listening to real English.


I studied the proverb “practice makes perfect .” It means that the people who practice something should be able to do it themselves.


Doing it yourself is more effective than watching the others doing it. We can say the same thing for studying English.

In my opinion, Japanese can read and write English but can’t speak and listen to English because Japanese school puts more weight on learning English through writing and translation, than actually speaking English. It is problematical for Japanese English skills.


The Japanese government should promote the use of speaking or listening classes for Japanese education system.
If Japanese can get a chance to speak English. Their English skills will be better.


Kevin’s 5 Tips on Using English in a Restaurant

I did this video when I worked at an English school in Yokohama. These are my 5 tips for using English in a restaurant.



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How to be Bilingual?

At Dave and Amy English School, we have taught a lot of returnees. We try to help returnees keep their fluency, comprehension, reading and writing abilities at a high level, and improve them. But it takes hard work. How do we do this effectively?

**** We would like to specify that ANY student that wants to become bi-lingual, should do the following. We teach students that have never left Japan, but have very high level English. They easily join our returnee lessons at the same level as children who have lived abroad for 3 or more years. So let’s go through what is necessary.

To begin with, what factors are important for returnees to retain high English ability? We have found that returnees who are fluent confident readers can keep their English at a high level. This holds true even if returnees are very young. We had a 5 year old America returnee who loved to read. She’s now in Junior High School and has a very high level of English. Read More