Daily Archives: September 16, 2018

ESL Books

ESL Books – Textbooks for Teaching Adults: Some of the EFL Press Books Some of the best books I have used for teaching English to junior high to adults, are by EFL Press. “Talk a Lot: Starter Book,” and “Talk … Continue reading

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ESL English Lesson Plan

ESL English Lesson Plan – developing fluency across the four skills of English. They pointed out that the brain has an almost limitless capacity to memorize words and languages — the limits on these instead come from study time and … Continue reading

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The MAT Method

The MAT Method ESL Methodologies, Introducing the MAT Method The MAT Method stands for: Model, Action, Talk. It is said tobe easy to learn and easy to teach. I think MAT is suitable for large classes and some of the … Continue reading

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ESL Dialogues

ESL Dialogues ESL Dialogues – A Couple of Opinions on our Profession I think in a way it is a shame that in the EFL/ESL teaching profession we do not have more respect for the experience of teachers. Our impressions … Continue reading

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Lesson Plan ESL

Lesson Plan ESL The “Dumbo Feather” and Communication Circles Lesson Plan ESL – The “Dumbo Feather” and Communication Circles We are lucky to have another article by Thomas Anderson on teaching English in Japan to low level beginners or false … Continue reading

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ESL Practice

ESL Practice – Communication Circles ESL Practice – Thomas C. Anderson, has been an English teacher in Japan for many years now. He teaches at a couple of Japan`s prestigious universities, and lives on one of her more beautiful peninsulas. … Continue reading

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ESL Japan 3

ESL Lesson Plans – More on ESL Communication Circles When you teach in Japan, you need well honed ESL lesson plans for each class. Each class is different, but Thomas C. Anderson discusses a great activity, that works for most … Continue reading

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ESL Japan 2

Teaching English to Adults Creating Confident Creative Conversationalist with Communcation Circles: Part 2 Teaching English to Adults “The best way to study for a communication test is to communicate!” by Thomas C. Anderson More on Communication Circles (Pictured: The Mickey … Continue reading

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ESL Japan

ESL Japan Creating Confident Creative Conversationalists with Communication Circles ESL Japan by Thomas C. Anderson “I hear and I forget;I see and I remember;I do and I understand.” Ancient Chinese Proverb As I approach my twentieth year of teaching English … Continue reading

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The ESL Teacher & Personal Construct Psychology

The ESL Teacher & Personal Construct Psychology by Kevin Burns ESL Teacher & Personal Construct Psychology – What are the implications for the classroom? I attended an ETJ Conference in Tokyo and David Paul asked this question during his lecture: … Continue reading

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