Category Archives: Teaching

The Anti-Cheating Machine

A mini-project for high school level and up.  I will actually do this with university students. I heard about this mini-project from another teacher at one of the universities in Japan that I teach at.   Design an anti-test cheating … Continue reading

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New Textbook of Sentence Patterns and Expressions

みなさま,友人のMichael McDowellと執筆した新刊が9月(刊行予定日は9月12日)に刊行されます.基本的な文構造を使って英語で発信できることを目的としたワークブック形式の書籍です. https://amzn.to/2ZaMCAz 興味があれば目を通していただければ幸いです.教室での使用をお考えの方がいらっしゃいましたら担当編集者の清水さん(m-shimizu@shuwasystem.co.jp)にメイルで連絡していただければ,献本させていただきたいと思います.また,ご購入注文までいかなくても,勤務先・お近くの図書館などで参考図書として注文していただくとうれしく思います.もちろん,お知り合いの方に勧めていただけるだけでも大歓迎です. 本書は,今年の3月刊行予定だったのですが,諸事情があり,大幅に遅れてしまいました.お詫びいたします. 石井洋佑 Hello, I am writing to inform you of the book I coauthored with Michael McDowell that is scheduled to be out in September (https://amzn.to/2ZaMCAz). The workbook intended to help basic-level learners practice sentence patterns … Continue reading

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How long have you been learning English?

How long have you been learning English? How have you learned it? Can you speak well? Did your teachers have you read and write with few chances to speak? If you cannot speak well, maybe it is time for a … 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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Burnt Out?

Some teachers get what I would call burn out once a semester, It usually hits in the 3rd month of the university term.  In my case, usually I am bored with what I am teaching because I have done it … Continue reading

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Error Correction & Classroom Management

Error Correction * Error – a result of faulty past learning, or attempting what is not yet or only incompletely learnt * Mistake – a performance problem; the learner knows the correct version and may well correct themselves when prompted … 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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ESL Dialogues

ESL Dialogues ESL Dialogues – A Couple of Opinions on our Profession I think in a way it is a shame that in the EFL/ESL teaching profession we do not have more respect for the experience of teachers. Our impressions … Continue reading

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The Tale the Wags

The Tale That Wags by Thomas C. Anderson (Kanto, Japan) Book Review Tim Murphey. Perceptia Press, 2011. 112 pages Tim Murphey’s choice of title for his book is not meant as a pun, but rather as a metaphor-the “tale” (tail) … Continue reading

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How to be an Effective EFL Teacher

How to be an Effective EFL Teacher by David Martin Would you like to be an EFL teacher and Teach in Japan? We are honored at How to Teach English in Japan to be able to publish David Martin`s informative … Continue reading

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