Author Archives: kintaro63

About kintaro63

Writer and teacher in Japan

ETJ Expo!

The Tokyo ETJ English Language Teaching Expo Saturday/Sunday February 22/23 (9:00-6:00) Otsuma Women’s University, Tokyo THE event for English language teachers (and future teachers) • Presentations by authors, local teachers . . .  on a wide range of topics for … Continue reading

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Move over Question Quest

Move over Question Quest because now there’s a sequel. Question Quest, if you’ve ever played it with your students, you will know it was great! Now Question has a sequel: Crystal Hunters. Crystal Hunters Kevin’s English Schools, the Canadian Schools … Continue reading

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Using Storybooks in the Classroom

Shane Training Centre Using Storybooks In The Classroom Using Storybooks in the Classroom   Why Use Storybooks in the Classroom? Storybooks should be used in a young learner classes in three main ways: 1) Reading for pleasure and enjoyment: this … Continue reading

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Authentic Materials

Shane Training Centre Authentic Materials Using Authentic Materials   Authentic material is any material in English that was not created for use in the English language classroom. It includes not just newspaper or magazine articles but also songs, TV shows, movies, … Continue reading

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Shane Training Centre

  Shane Training Centre has been providing English language teaching and training for almost 40 years. Shane Training Centre is the only Trinity accredited training centre in Japan and is dedicated to promoting and fostering teacher training and development.   … Continue reading

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The Anti-Cheating Machine

A mini-project for high school level and up.  I will actually do this with university students. I heard about this mini-project from another teacher at one of the universities in Japan that I teach at.   Design an anti-test cheating … Continue reading

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New Textbook of Sentence Patterns and Expressions

みなさま,友人のMichael McDowellと執筆した新刊が9月(刊行予定日は9月12日)に刊行されます.基本的な文構造を使って英語で発信できることを目的としたワークブック形式の書籍です. 興味があれば目を通していただければ幸いです.教室での使用をお考えの方がいらっしゃいましたら担当編集者の清水さん(にメイルで連絡していただければ,献本させていただきたいと思います.また,ご購入注文までいかなくても,勤務先・お近くの図書館などで参考図書として注文していただくとうれしく思います.もちろん,お知り合いの方に勧めていただけるだけでも大歓迎です. 本書は,今年の3月刊行予定だったのですが,諸事情があり,大幅に遅れてしまいました.お詫びいたします. 石井洋佑 Hello, I am writing to inform you of the book I coauthored with Michael McDowell that is scheduled to be out in September ( The workbook intended to help basic-level learners practice sentence patterns … Continue reading

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On being an ALT in Japan

Riding the ALT Rollercoaster “I saw a documentary on NHK recently and it said that if the foreign teacher is allowed to teach and the Japanese teacher assists, then the class will go well. But if the Japanese teacher insists … Continue reading

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How to be a better teacher

Take care of yourself. Be good to yourself. Practice Mindfulness: Our minds are made to think many thoughts. To go from one thought to another. Mindful awareness or Mindfulness is about just watching yourself and the world around you without … Continue reading

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Saitama University Job Openings

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Center for English Education and Development at Saitama University is looking for a university instructor to teach the following classes for the Fall 2019 fall semester.   CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 1. Period 1 9 AM to 10:30 AM-GES1 a. 1st-year general English course … Continue reading

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