• Teacher Profile Paul

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    From Scotland

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    What do you think is special about GnoKids compared to other kids English schools?

    At GnoKids, we use a project based learning system, which is a very unique way of learning. At most other English schools, you simply learn a new phrase each week. At GnoKids, students are learning vocabulary and grammar over 8 weeks that culminates into an individual or class presentation or activity. Because they are learning vocabulary and grammar in context, it really helps them to remember what they’re learning each week. Project based learning also gives students the opportunity to learn about the importance of teamwork. Students often work together in pairs or in groups, which helps to develop their social skills as well.

    グノキッズではProject-Based Learning(PBL)という独特な手法を取り入れています。他の英会話学校では、単純に新しいフレーズを毎週教えるところが多く見受けられますが、グノキッズでは8週間ごとのプロジェクトで行われる、アクティビティーやクラス発表を通して、たくさんのボキャブラリーや文法を学んでいきます。体験しながら学ぶことが子どもたちに学んだ英語をしっかりと定着させてくれます。また、PBLではペアやグループで学習する事も多く、PBLを通して子どもたちはチームワークの大切さを学び、社交性も育まれます。

    What is most important to you when teaching kids?

    Working with younger students has taught me the importance of doing class activities in which students are using vocabulary and grammar in a natural way. These kinds of activities are effective for students of all ages, and it gives them a chance to step away from the textbook and have fun whilst learning. It also encourages active learning and can help students to develop important social skills, too, which is important to me as a teacher! I have also found that these activities also help to increase my students’ motivation and interest in learning English.


    What do you think has helped your students improve the most?

    I think having two native-speaking teachers has made the biggest difference. Having two native-speaking teachers in the classroom is a great way for the students to really learn the foundations of the English language and build upon that. The students can see the two teachers using English in scenarios that the students will deal with in the real world. It’s also a great way for the students to learn about cultures that are different to their own.


    How many countries have you visited?

    I love to travel, and I have been doing as much traveling as I can since leaving high school. I’ve visited over 15 countries including the United States, France, Australia, and Indonesia. I hope to visit more counties over the next few years. Next, I’d like to go to South America or Cambodia.


    Do you like Anime?

    I love Japanese anime and have watched lots of it since I was a child. I used to watch Pokemon in both English and Japanese. Since moving to Japan, I love watching Attack on Titan and Death Note. I also like to watch Doraemon in Japanese with English subtitles as this helps me to study and practice Japanese.


    What Japanese foods do you like/dislike?

    I’ve been told I can be a very fussy eater when it comes to food. My favourite Japanese foods are yakitori and edamame. I could eat these food severyday! There are many Japanese foods that I don’t like so much, such as takoyaki, okonomiaki, natto, and soba.


  • Paul

    Country Scotland
    University The University of The West of  Scotland
    Time in Japan Since 2013
    Time Teaching Since 2013


    Fun Fact

    I love reading and learning new things! During high school, I taught myself how to say many of the longest words in the Oxford English Dictionary.


    Fun Fact

    I like zombies and scary movies. I like going to haunted houses when I visit theme parks around the world.


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