This paper includes Christoph Jaffke's statement concerning some aspects of English education for children originally presented at a lecture at Hiroshima University. He was a visiting professor at HU from January to June, 2005. Three points were taken into account: (1) reasons for starting to teach a foreign language relatively early, (2) methodical aspects and choice of teaching materials, and (3) aesthetic considerations. Satoshi Higuchi offered a short comment on Jaffke's statement and practice of English education for children at the end of this paper. Jaffke's brilliant way of teaching based on his abundant experiences indicates that children — even at primary school age — do indeed have a clear appreciative sense for the aesthetic quality of the language they are being offered. A doctoral candidate Nozomu Adachi helped Jaffke's stay and research.