Improvements to Classroom One
Last week we had a large 32V flat-screen TV installed in Classroom One at the Windmill English Centre in Nakajima Machi. It replaced a smaller computer monitor. Now it is easier for our students to see photos, watch videos and read text from the internet on this much larger screen.
Using the internet allows teachers to supplement course books and add to the intrinsic interest of the topics and language presented and practised. Naturally, teachers at the Windmill English Centre are expected to preview any internet material before using it in a class to make sure it is suitable for use in an ELT (English language teaching) classroom and then to plan ways of how to use the material in an effective and interesting way to teach particular language functions or structures or whatever cultural issue is being presented and taught.
All three classrooms in our Nakajima school have internet access and we are continuously upgrading our school facilities and the materials we use as well as a developing the teaching skills of our full-time and part-time teachers of English.