One of the hard changes for students moving from High School to University in Japan is the focus on the form of English in High School to the use of English in University. As a result, I hope that students can remember that mistakes in speaking are useful if we take the time to learn from them and move forward.
Here is a picture of my work area and some of my books. To be a good student it is helpful to make each class personally interesting. Sometimes that means reading related books or other materials. Today we can use computers or smart phones to add to our learning and make the material studied in each class interesting. We just need to find the right resources.