Category Archives: Education

What goes into making a good app for students studying English?

What goes into making a good app for students studying English?     An Interview of Bob Coffee of Shortsnap Learning   App design is a science and an art. We design user experiences. Part of that experience is learning … Continue reading

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Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Those people working and living in Japan, often wonder what to do with their money long term.  Here is one man`s story.    Jonathan Bain: I starting investing in Crypt in May 2017 after a good friend told me about … Continue reading

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Reflective Teacher: Teacher Self-Development

by Sophia McMillan (Shane Corporation Ltd) Training v Development Teacher Training is not the same as Teacher Development. Teacher Training Teacher Development  Devised by academic management  Pre-determined training course structure  Addresses ‘global’ teaching issues*  External evaluation … Continue reading

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For Japan’s English teachers, rays of hope amid the race to the bottom

The major economic engines of Japan Inc. — car manufacturers, appliance giants and the like — have often been caught price-fixing: colluding to keep an even market share, squeeze competitors out and maintain “harmony.” Similarly, the commercial English-teaching business could … Continue reading

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Japan and its Standardized Test Based Education System

Japan and its Standardized test based education System Hensachi is a term used in Japan to establish one`s rank relative to others. (Yuko Kawanishi p. 79) It is quite a demeaning thing to say the least if you are ranked … Continue reading

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Board Games help Teachers Reach Bored Students

Four students huddle around a table, brows furrowed, playing a co-operative First World War board game called The Grizzled. One plays the final card, and another lets out a triumphant shout. After 12 attempts, the students have finally beaten the … Continue reading

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The Benefits Of Teaching English As A Second Language

The Benefits Of Teaching English As A Second Language Maybe you’re looking for a new career choice, looking for some part time work or wishing you could travel the world and earn money while you do so. Well if that’s … Continue reading

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Writers wanted for I am Hakone

Writers wanted for I am Hakone! Practice your English and earn money at the same time! I am Hakone needs writers in English and Japanese or both, if you can write in both languages. Read More

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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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