Happy New Year, Tanabe-sensei.
I hope this email message finds you well, and I'm sure that you're having a wonderful time with your family members on New Year's Day.
Looking back upon the last year, I had a ball with your students at your summer seminar for English teachers across the country, which took place at Senshu University last August. I also enjoyed your stimulating lecture for students of Nishiko last October. Both of these really, really inspired me to further study English, think and act out of the box.
This year, I am going to try various kinds of English proficiency tests again to develop my English skills, whcih I am sure, will help students improve their own English in the long run. This is part of my new year's resolutions. I will keep my motto, "teaching is learning." in mind all the time.
I am looking forward to seeing you at Nishiko at the beginning of next month. Thank you very much, and please keep me posted.