Daily Archives: August 7, 2018

Departures & Tokyo Sonata are Great Movies for English Teachers in Japan!

Departures, is a great movie for English Teachers in Japan! by Wayne Bergstein (Vancouver, BC) “Departures” and “Tokyo Sonata”. Both excellent. “Departures” I saw twice and both times was bawling for most of the second half. I do not hesitate … Continue reading

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Reading Activities Part 2

Reading Activities Part 2 by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre, Japan)  Activities to practice alphabet and phonic value of letters Slap: with alphabet cards for the first letter instead of pictures. Sliding Slap: Present the phonic values you want … Continue reading

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Reading Activities Part 3

Reading Activities Part 3 by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre, Japan) Save  Focusing on Spelling Slow Reveal: Use word flashcards and reveal the word a letter at a time. Only use this for words you’ve been studying that lesson. … Continue reading

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Language Play, Language Learning

Language Play, Language Learning by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre, Japan) ‘Language games’ are seen as an activity where learners use language to achieve a goal (usually by exchanging some kind of information), according to clear rules, in an enjoyably … Continue reading

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Using Colonial Diplomacy in the ESL Classroom

(Pictured: Enoshima Sunset)   by Kevin Burns (Machida, Japan) Colonial Diplomacy is a game by the Avalon Hill Game Company, a game I have known and loved for many years. I had often wondered: was it a game I could … Continue reading

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Teaching Reading

Teaching Reading by Sophia McMillan (Shane training Centre, Japan) Reading is a very important element in our everyday lives and learning (83% of our learning is visual) and it is important to consider that we never stop learning to read. … Continue reading

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About How to Teach English in Japan

About how to teach English in Japan How to teach English in Japan is all about reaching our potential, always improving, growing and learning.  Be that through teaching or through personal growth in general. I have always been fascinated with … Continue reading

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