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01/31/2019

Diary Jan 31st 2019

The last day of January, time flies so fast !
Although cold days are continuing, keep warm and take care guys !

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01/29/2019

Diary Jan 29th 2019 Interjection

What I learned through my English practice using CNN talk show transcripts is an importance and variation of interjection in conversations/interviews. My English training in the past was mainly focused on reading newspaper articles and books concerning fitness, that is why I didn't notice the importance of interjections, probably.

Interjections I learned today are ... yikes, alas, lo and behold.

CNNトークショーのトランスクリプトを使用しての英語練習を開始してから2ヶ月程になるが、最近、気が付いたことは、会話文での間投詞のバリエーションと大切さ。僕の英語は主に新聞記事やフィットネス関連の本などを多量に読むことで学んできた。新聞記事や教科書などの文章には、当然のことながら「えーと」などの間投詞はほとんど使用されていない。だから、僕の英語の間投詞のバリエーションはかなり限定されているように思う。
あるいは、類似した間投詞の微妙な違いとか。
たとえば、ah とohはどう違うのか?など
というわけで、最近は間投詞に着目しています。

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01/27/2019

Diary Jan 27th 2019 Linguistic distance

When you practice some foreign language, linguistic distance between the language and your mother tongue is a serious issue, especially the origin of English England and Japan are situated at the other side of the globe each other, thus, the linguistic distance between the two languages are very distant, which is mainly derived from the geographical location, I guess.

However, with a strong will, determination, and consistent commitment, you will be able to overcome that distance as well, I believe.

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01/26/2019

Diary Jan 26th 2019 i-adjectives

As I am tutoring Japanese language to foreign residents in my region from this month, what I learned recently is ... many of Japanese adjectives end the letter of i,  such as kawaii (adorable), samui (cold), atsui (hot), and atatakai (warm).

It seems that these adjectives are called i-adjective among professionals in Japanese language education. I'm learning that kind of thing from scratch.
外国の方に日本語をお教えするようになり、最近気がついたことは、日本語の
形容詞は「い」で終わるものがかなり多いということ。
例えば、暑い、寒い、かわいい、きれい、など。日本語教育の専門家の間では、このように「い」で終わる形容詞を i-adjective (い形容詞)と呼んでいるらしい。現在は、このような基礎的な事を、自分自身がその都度、学んでいる段階です。

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01/23/2019

Diary Jan 23rd 2019

I didn't have an opportunity to speak English today, therefore I'm wiring this post instead of speaking practice.  I think there are two aspects in a saying that if you have skipped your practice even one day, it will take three days to get back your previous condition.  One is ... in terms of recovery from accumulated muscle fatigue, a proper rest would be necessary and beneficial, the other is ... a standpoint from coordination/adaptation of neuronal functions and structures that required for your practice, a long term hiatus would be detrimental, rather, immersion and frequent practice would be necessary for further growth and development.  I'm currently obsessed with the latter notion, probably.

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01/22/2019

Jan 22nd 2019 Instructor/Learning Partner/and Booster

What I feel recently in my English and Japanese language tutoring is ... I've been a leading actor in my life so far, in other words, I've been always under a spot light, for example, striking a pose on the stage of bodybuilding competition, getting a new cert in the fitness industry for the first time in my country ... etc.  However, it's time for me to shift my role from a leading actor to a supporting role, because the most important mission of language instructor would be how well you have your clients experience a sense of achievement and small success in every session. And the same thing should be applied to fitness instruction as well. Pursuit of one's interest and goals are also important, but what is necessary for me now would be how to convert one's experience in fitness and language learning for helping your clients' success.

I would like to be a good instructor/learning partner/and booster.

僕はこれまで、いわゆる「スポットライトのあたるところ」にいることが多かった。TOEICや英検などのテストで好成績を得たり、ボディビルのコンテストに出たり、アメリカで実施されているフィットネス指導者向けの資格を日本で一人だけ取得してみたり ...

あくまでフィットネスや英語の世界という狭いワクの中ですが、僕は常に、自分自身が良い結果を得ることが最優先だった。でも、ここ最近、大学受験生の英語の家庭教師を務めさせていただいたり、ドイツから日本に来ている方に日本語をお教えしたりしていると、今は、自分が出過ぎてはだめで、あくまでサポート役であり、主役はお客様(生徒さん)だという思いに変わりつつある。

そして、それはもちろん、エクササイズ指導でも同じであるできでしょう。
インストラクターであると同時に良き勉強パートナーやブースターでありたいと思う。

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01/20/2019

Diary Jan 20th 2019 日本語学習 レッスンプラン

As I write previously, I started to tutoring my mother tongue Japanese to a few German people living in my area from this month. I'm still thinking/contemplating about an ideal structure of each lesson. Below is my current idea for it.
今月から、日本語を静岡地区在住の外国人(ドイツの方)にお教えするという任務が始まりましたが、自分の母国語を外国の方にお教えするのは初めての事なので、どんな内容のレッスンを組み立てようか、まだ試行錯誤の段階です。
以下は、今考えているプランです。

1. practice of Japanese writing system such as Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanjis. ひらがな、カタカナ、漢字の読み方&書き取り練習
2. increasing words you know/vocabulary building.
知っている単語を増やすこと
3. try to use those words using sample grammatical formulas.
覚えた単語を例文に当てはめて使ってみる

いずれは、日本語学習用の「構文150」みたいなものが必要になるのかもしれません(その手のものが存在するならば)。

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01/16/2019

Diary Jan 16th 2019

As cold days are continuing in these several days, the first priority in today's workout was not to waste unnecessary energy in order to ride out this cold climate. So, today's my leg workout was only three sets of deadlift. Have a nice day tomorrow as well !

寒い日が続いており、ここで体調を崩すといけないので、本日のトレーニングは余分なエネルギーを消費しないように基本種目を3セットだけ実施しようと決めた。脚の日なのでスクワットにしようかデッドリフトにしようか考えたが、ハムストリング&臀部を主に刺激したいのでデッドリフトを選択。
今週末はセンター試験ですね。受験生の皆さん、頑張って下さいね。

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01/13/2019

Diary Jan 13th 2019 Safe sport training course

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This is the certificate of a continuing education program I completed today, which is about raising awareness and prevention of harassment, bullying, and abuse in athletic environment.

本日は、継続教育ポイント取得の一環でこんなプログラムをやりました。
スポーツ現場におけるイジメや虐待に関する認識を高め、それを防止しようというものです。
今日は、昨日よりも気温も穏やかでよかったです。

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01/12/2019

Diary Jan 12th 2019

Because it is very cold in these several days, today's my workout is only 4 sets of rowing, 2 sets of curls and dumbbell pullover respectively in order to avoid unnecessary injury due to the cold weather. Have a nice weekend guys !

ここ数日冷え込んでいますね。こういう時に無理やりトレーニングすると、関節など痛めたりする可能性が高いので、本日はごく軽いトレーニング。
ローイング 4セット、カール 2セット、プルオーバー 2セットのみ実施。
明日は多少なりとも穏やかな天気でありますように!

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01/08/2019

New challenge in language training

Fortunately I got an opportunity to teach Japanese language to foreign residents in my region. And this new challenge started today. Teaching my mother tongue to someone else is my new endeavor, however, my experience in English language practice would be applicable in some way hopefully. I'm very excited with this new challenge. Of course I'll pour as much energy into fitness instruction as possible as ever !

日本在住のドイツ人の方に日本語をお教えする機会をいただき、今日からレッスンがスタートしました。自分の母国語を人に教えるのは初めてですが、自分自身が英語を勉強してきた経験が何らかの形で役に立てばいいなと思っています。 もちろん、フィットネスの仕事も従来通り頑張ります!

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I'm glad to be a member of Techworld Global Language Instructors team.

ttp://techworldinc.com/foreign-language-academy/
この任務は、米国 Techworld ランゲージ チームの一員として活動します。

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01/04/2019

Diary Jan 4th 2019

I had my first strength workout in 2019. It was a very light workout though, just four sets of squats and three sets of deadlift, and my body and mind were invigorated.

2019年最初のトレーニングを行いました。初日なのでカラダ慣らしとしてスクワット4セットとデッドリフト3セットのみですが、気分爽快になりました。

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01/02/2019

A way for increasing self-confidence

Accumulation of small success can lead to increase in self-confidence.

Assuming that you set up a goal to increase your current performance level by 25 %, and if you have achieved it, your confidence level increase by 1 point.

If you set up a goal to improve your current performance level 5 %, and achieved it, your confidence level will increase by 5 points.

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01/01/2019

Happy New Year 2019

My first day in 2019 started with a 10 minute of brisk walking as usual.
Wishing all of you health and wellness in the new year.

My theme in the new year is " help people make a difference "
Of course I will continue challenging myself as well, however, I would like to shift the focus to the side as a learning partner and booster for my clients' desired goals.    

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