It's just zipped by, hasn't it?
Well two months of blogging has come to this – my last post! I’d like to say how much I have enjoyed this experience. Thanks to Paul and Nuala at BBC Learning English for taking me on and asking me to continue until the end of September. This website is a truly wonderful place for learners of English and they can feel proud that their hard work is appreciated by people from all over the world.
Thanks to my two wonderful student bloggers, Jenny and Anita. Both of you have made the past two months a real pleasure and I’m really going to miss hearing from you. I’ve learnt so much form you both, thank you for sharing a little piece of your lives with everyone. I hope that I was able to help you a little and motivate you to keep studying and working hard. It’s clear to me, and everyone else, that you have so much potential – give yourselves a pat on the back!
Finally, I’d like to say a big thank you to all the readers who have encouraged Jenny, Anita and I since the end of July. You’ve made the experience more rewarding for everyone. Can I make a request, too? If you’ve been reading the blogs, but haven’t plucked up the courage to make a comment yet, please try your best to comment on one of the future blogger's posts. Don't worry about making mistakes, just tell us your thoughts. You may have a few butterflies in your stomach at first, but it'll be worth it...
Well, the next few months are going to see a big change in my life as Tomono and I leave Japan and move back to the UK. What does the future hold for us? Well, I hope to return as the teacher blogger sometime in the future and tell you all about it.
Good luck to the new bloggers, I look forward to reading your posts.
Bye for now and all the best.
Lewis (and Tomono says goodbye, too!)
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