The government in Japan have just decided to give a brand new digital whiteboard (although they call them 電子黒板 electronic blackboards) to every elementary and junior high school for free. Well, with our tax money anyway!
There’s a fair chance that when they arrive they’ll just get put in store cupboards and never used. So tell your teachers now that you want to use it for English class. There’s a fair chance they’ll be loving you for wanting to make use of it! The kids love it so much seeing the GE songs on screen, but also being able to play the computer games on a touch screen. So stake a claim to yours today.
Plus there’s also going to be a ton of money available for training teachers to teach English. Again there’s a fair chance this money will be wasted as the teachers won’t know where to spend it. So please tell them about the Genki English workshops, I’m sure you’ll love the training and the teachers’ attitudes to English changes completely, especially if they get the training for free!
Here’s a link to the story in Japanese to show your teachers: http://mainichi.jp/