Category Archives: Jr High School

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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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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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 Movie Projects

Methods in teaching English Movie Projects: Go to the first part of this article by Kevin Burns Then I can either show the movies that they`ve chosen, or get an idea of the genres they enjoy. During the term we … Continue reading

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The Hidden Black Companies of Japan

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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