Goodbye 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, but not learning English – Diversity #3!

Goodbye 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, but not learning English - Diversity #3!

Hey there everyone!

It’s me, your (I hope) favourite teacher on Fruitful English, back with another month’s worth of musings on our wonderful little company blog!



Before I get started, I just wanted to say how great it is to be able to get in touch and share opinions with all of my amazing students. As an online teacher, it’s sometimes hard to feel connected with students.

Especially nowadays, there’s just far less face-to-face communication going on, which is a real shame. I remember just before the whole pandemic began, I hosted my first ever Tanegashima Boot Camp in Japan, as well as some seminars in Tokyo. I can’t tell you how rewarding it was to finally get to meet my students in person, and I can’t overstate how excited I was for the future, and hosting more and more in-person events in Japan. Well, the rest is history as you all know!

So, this blog is a great outlet for students, and everyone else out there whose passions run towards English, like me. Please get in touch with me and let me know your thoughts on the blog, or what you’re doing with your English nowadays. Don’t forget that humans are a social species and reaching out to others is important for your mental health.



Speaking of reaching out and getting in touch with me, the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics came to a close this month, and one of my students really summed up the spirit of the event.

I couldn’t have said it any better, so I’ll just paraphrase their thoughts. Unlike the Olympics, the Paralympics are still pure, and untouched by commercialism and all sorts of other superfluous aspects of sport. Instead, it was easy to appreciate the athletic, dedication and skill of the Paralympic athletes themselves, rather than getting caught up in everything else the Games seem to bring, like medal counts, COVID-19 controversies, and the like.

It was, in a few words, refreshing and inspiring. I really hope that everyone out there got a change to watch at least a little of the Paralympics, and they appreciated just how dedicated and talented the athletes were. It’s a privilege to watch such a pure display of sport, unsullied by the outside.

Oh no! I just realised I’m running out of space here, so I’ll have to cut it short. I’ve been waxing poetic on the Paralympics, and I didn’t even get to my diversity phrase this time! That’s ok! I’ll be back next month with a great phrase in the same vein as whatever floats your boat and to each their own!

Until then, bye for now and stay safe everyone!



フルーツフルイングリッシュで英語表現の楽しさ感じてください 。初めての方には英作文添削チケット2回分をプレゼント。



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日本の小中学校で英語を教えるALT講師Nic先生は非常にユーモラスな先生です。台湾でも英語を教えていました。どこでも適応できるのがNic先生が自慢ができること。「肉先生」と読んで欲しいとたまに呼びかけられるかもしれません。こんなコミカルで愉快なNic先生から楽しく英語指導を受けませんか? 座右の名"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for."