Category Archives: Teacher Training

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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Developing Receptive Skills with Young Learners  

Shane Corporation Ltd Developing Receptive Skills with Young Learners   Introduction There are a number of skills that are developed in a young learner class. The main 4 are: reading, writing, speaking and listening. However, other skills include: Motor skills (from holding … Continue reading

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Analysing Language

  Analysing Language    False Beginners and Japanese Methods of Teaching Grammar ∗ Despite at least three years in Junior High School, three years in High School & the possibility of two-four years at university, many learners still have real problems using English ∗ Although more communicative methods are becoming … Continue reading

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Culture in the Language Classroom

View this message in your browser »   Graduate College of Education      Distinguished Lecturer Series Culture in the Language Classroom: Towards an Intercultural Pedagogy for Teaching English as a Foreign Language/World Language Dr. Jonathan Newton (Victoria University of … Continue reading

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Ideas for the First Class with New Learners

Ideas for the First Class with New Learners The first class with new learners can be an anxious one for all concerned – teacher as well as learners. Below are some tips to make that first class go smoothly. * … Continue reading

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Games’ Scoring Systems

Games’ Scoring Systems   Competition works very well with children (and even adults) over the age of about 4 and it can be a great way to retain attention on an activity and producing the language. Competition must be kept fair, fun and involve the learners … Continue reading

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Reading for Real: Storybooks in the classroom

There are two ways to view reading in the younger learner classroom: learning to read and reading to learn.  By Sophia McMillan Reading to learn involves target language and structures, which form part of the curriculum: for example a dialogue or unscrambling words or … Continue reading

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Activities Ideas for Teen Classes

Activities Ideas for Teen Classes  By Sophia McMillan Cube Toss: In pairs learners are given a basic die template and asked to write their favourite: sport, movie, singer, food, drink, etc. Once their die has been constructed give each pair a … Continue reading

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“Be the Teacher! Inspiring students to find their own voice in English” ‪on October 13‬

Dear Educator, National Geographic Learning is pleased to invite you to a professional development workshop – “Be the Teacher! Inspiring students to find their own voice in English” on October 13. Three professionals in the field of teaching junior and … 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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