近海る (Kin Kairu)

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My Farewell Speech / 私のお別れの挨拶

Author’s note: This was the speech I gave to both of my school’s on my last day at each one. This speech was given to both the students and staff.全部英日翻訳もあります。

“I’m going to tell you all a secret: When I came to Japan, my job was never to teach you English. That’s the truth. When hired by the JET Program, we’re told our job is not only to provide assistance in the English lessons, but also to add more internationalization into the classroom. I am among roughly 5,000 other English speaking people from all over the world who decided to apply and move to Japan. We all share that same goal.

今から秘密をお話しようと思います。私が日本に来た時に、私の仕事は英語を教えることではありませんでした。それは事実なのです。JET Programに入った時、英語を教えるだけではなく、教室に国際化をもたらしてほしいといわれました。私と5000人のALTの先生には共にそのミッションがあります。

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