Category Archives: Teaching Children

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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The MAT Method

The MAT Method ESL Methodologies, Introducing the MAT Method The MAT Method stands for: Model, Action, Talk. It is said tobe easy to learn and easy to teach. I think MAT is suitable for large classes and some of the … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Teaching English in Japan

English grammar worksheets, I hated them as a child. How about you? I think had it been taught in a more natural way, I might have enjoyed it more. That said though, I did discover (finally), a love of reading. … Continue reading

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Inspiration Motivation

Inspiration Motivation by Kevin Burns Inspiration Motivation – Children`s Brains are still Developing “It`s scientifically proven that kids lose IQ as the mature through the early stages. His brain is being rewired. My advice is to tell him you are … Continue reading

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What is Red?

What is Red? by David Lisgo What is Red — National Institute of Fitness and Sport in Kanoya I began to think more deeply about pre-reading programs when I heard from some Japanese elementary school teachers that they would not … Continue reading

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Get the Children Moving in English Classes

Get the Children Moving in English Classes When teaching children aged 5-12 it is important to realize how much energy they have. They have a lot more energy than you. Yes you! The bald guy sitting right in front of … Continue reading

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Teaching English to Children

Some Thoughts on Teaching Children English in Japan When teaching English to Kids there are many challenges and things to watch out for. Many have chosen to teach English in Japan, and many have gone before you. So luckily there … Continue reading

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TEFL Young Children

How I teach the Kids by Kevin Burns When I teach English to young children I try to imagine that I am a father figure to them–which of course I am. I am warm and try to kneel down to … Continue reading

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On Teaching Children English

How to Teach English in Japan interviewed, university teacher, Catherine Cheetham. Teach children English, Catherine Cheetham talks about teaching children, university students and her life in Japan. Cheetham is a mother of two girls married to a Japanese. Teach Children … Continue reading

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ESL Almost No Prep Activities

ESL Almost No Prep Activities For Japanese English Students ESL Almost No Prep Activities – Teaching English in Japan To teach in Japan, is to leave your home and your family behind to do something you really love and really … Continue reading

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