Daily Archives: September 11, 2018

Fred Stuhr talks about Teaching English in Japan

How to teach English in Japan had the pleasure of interviewing former English teacher Fred Stuhr. Fred Stuhr talks about his experiences of teaching English to junior high and high school kids in Japan. When you teach English in Japan, … Continue reading

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The Legend of Keio

I had the pleasure of talking with a Keio legend the other day. Mr. Oikawa taught the current chancellor of the Keio SFC Jr/Sr high school. He taught for 48 years with Keio and is now retired and 70 years … Continue reading

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On the Future of Education in Japan and Abroad

The Future of Education in Japan and abroad by Kevin Burns I was inspired by Sir Ken Robinson`s first talk on TED.com, as well as reading about schools like Summerhill in England, and sharing my ideas with like-minded teachers. I … Continue reading

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Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire Special thanks to Kevan Hudson and Conrad Matsumoto for reminding me of this activity. You tell students to think of three lies and one truth about themselves. Then they tell the class each one, and … Continue reading

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Things you are interested in

Things you are interested in Good for junior high-adult English classes A fellow teacher recommended this activity to me. Students write down three things they are interested in. Give them 3-5 minutes or less to do this. Pair them up … Continue reading

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Methods in teaching English introductory questions

Methods in teaching English introductory questions Methods in teaching English introductory Questions — Purpose: To learn introductory questions we can ask someone we have just met. (Pictured above: on a farm in Japan by Devanshe Chauhan) 1. Brainstorm In pairs, … Continue reading

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L1 Usage in the English Classroom

Former Kevin`s English Schools teacher, Stephen McAtamney talks about L1 usage in the classroom in the following article. Teach English Asia: how to teach English and some opinions on L1 usage in the English classroom. If you end up teaching … Continue reading

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Get the Children Moving in English Classes

Get the Children Moving in English Classes When teaching children aged 5-12 it is important to realize how much energy they have. They have a lot more energy than you. Yes you! The bald guy sitting right in front of … Continue reading

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Teaching English to Children

Some Thoughts on Teaching Children English in Japan When teaching English to Kids there are many challenges and things to watch out for. Many have chosen to teach English in Japan, and many have gone before you. So luckily there … Continue reading

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TEFL Young Children

How I teach the Kids by Kevin Burns When I teach English to young children I try to imagine that I am a father figure to them–which of course I am. I am warm and try to kneel down to … Continue reading

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