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Teaching Vocabulary

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, which words work with which, how words sound. by … Continue reading

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Be Careful of Scribd!

Be Careful of Scribd! There are Criminals lurking at Scribd! Scribd is an online content provider that has recently been caught stealing the online content of educational websites. Read More Stealing online is the same as stealing from someone in … Continue reading

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Public Junior High Schools in Japan are the Hidden “Black Companies”

Public Junior High Schools in Japan are the Hidden “Black Companies” by Chris Dempsey (Tokyo, Japan) Public Junior High Schools in Japan are the Hidden “Black Companies” There is a word in Japanese: karoshi. It means death from overwork. I … Continue reading

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Foretelling Grades and Encouraging Reflection to Increase Motivation

Jason Pratt Discusses: “Foretelling Grades and Encouraging Reflection to Increase Motivation.” I`ve been looking forward to this article, and Pratt`s findings, as motivation is a huge problem when teaching English at many institutions in Japan. I thank Jason for sharing … Continue reading

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7 Reasons why Japanese Cannot Speak English after 4-6 years of Study

英語を話せるようになるためには、「勉強」ではなくて、英語を「話す練習」が必要なんだ。多くの日本人は、たくさんの英文法や英単語を記憶する「勉強」はしているけど、英語はあまり話せないよね。話すどころか、英語を聞いて内容を理解することすらままならない。それはなぜか?英語を「話す練習」が不足しているからなんだ。 Read More

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Flummoxed by Failure—or Focused?

Flummoxed by Failure—or Focused? It’s not about being smart. The key to getting past unsuccessful moments is a flexible view of learning By KEN BAIN Many people think of intelligence as static: you are born with lots of brains, very … Continue reading

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