Daily Archives: July 12, 2018

Teaching English to Japanese Learners

Teaching English to Japanese Learners 1/2 by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre, Japan) NB: The information contained within these notes is generic and while is relevant for Asian learners, not just Japanese, not all learners will have the problems outlined … Continue reading

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Teaching English to Japanese Learners 2/2

Teaching English to Japanese Learners 2/2 by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre, Japan) Shane Training Centre, Japan Cultural Considerations Many difficulties Japanese learners have with English are not actually down to problems with the language itself but are more the … Continue reading

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On Using Settlers of Catan in the EFL Class

On Using Settlers of Catan in the EFL Class by Kevin R Burns (Kanagawa,Japan) On Using Settlers of Catan in the EFL Class Settlers of Catan can be used in a variety of ways to enhance your EFL classroom. One … Continue reading

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Using News Stories in EFL Class

Using News Stories in EFL Class by Chakri Kasatri (Bangkok , Thailand) Inverted Pyramid In this article instructors learn how to improve students’ reading and writing skills using news stories and the 5 W’s of journalism. Students in return write … Continue reading

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Teaching Children to Read Part 3

Teaching Children to Read Part 3 by Sophia McMillan (Tokyo, Japan) ∗ Hold up the letter: Handout letter cards to the children and when they hear the letter name or sound they hold up the corresponding letter. This game allows … Continue reading

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Teaching Children to Read Part 2

Teaching Children to Read Part 2 by Sophia McMillan (Tokyo, Japan) ∗ reinforces reading in English is fun ∗ fosters a love of books and reading ∗ introduces repetitive structures to children and helps them retain new language ∗ fosters … Continue reading

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Teaching Children to Read

Teaching Children to Read by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre,Tokyo, Japan) Teaching Children to Read Learning to Read Most children start reading around the age of four although some are ready at three. Children quickly become fascinated and excited with … Continue reading

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Teaching Vocabulary

Teaching Vocabulary by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre, Japan) Vocabulary is: All words make up our vocabulary. All languages have words. Words come in different forms and perform different jobs. Each language will have rules over how words can change, … Continue reading

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Teaching English & Living in Japan: the Highs and Lows

Teaching English & Living in Japan: the Highs and Lows by David Moser (Tokyo, Japan) Pictured: Tokyo Tower, by Richard Baladad My name is David Moser, and I currently an ELT Representative for Cambridge University Press. If you have any … Continue reading

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The Best Job you can Get

The BEST job you can get by Hugo Deslippe (www.japanese-buddhism.com) I just want to share my experience so far. I have worked in 4 different work settings as an English teacher in Japan. Here is my ranking by job experience … Continue reading

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