Thursday, July 3, 2008

ESL + Johnny Depp = Literacy in Japanese Students

English as a Second Language is truly strong in Japan. Most children beginning learning English in the Elementary years. Here is a clip of a group of elementary age students who earned the right to perform in front of Johnny Depp. They sing in English and totally ham it up for Depp. The students perform a scene from Pirates of the Caribbean. As an ESL teacher, it is inspiring and daunting to see students so motivated to perform in a language that is not native to them.

1 comment:

ESL Rivera said...

Wow! Amazing - really! These kids are something else. I enjoyed that, thank you. :)