Category Archives: Teaching

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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Teaching English TEFL

Teaching English TEFL Teaching English TEFL, indeed the Grammar Translation Method doesn`t work, unless perhaps you are trying to teach translators, but not teach people to speak English or any language for that matter. by Kevin Burns Grammar Translation Method … Continue reading

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TEFL Scams

TEFL Scams, I have never experienced one. Though I have heard of some. Have you? Japan in general, is a very safe country to work and live in. So scams at work are few in general. Caveat: as a nation, … 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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Learn English Vocabulary

Helping our Students to Learn English Vocabulary Learn English Vocabulary – Some Ideas on how to teach our students English words, in a way that doesn`t create too many grey hairs! by Travis Callaghan “Basic English is English made simple … Continue reading

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English Spirituality

English Spirituality English Spirituality – Anderson’s Anecdotes A Foreigner’s Take on Life in Japan by Tom Anderson This time around I’d like to share a short article by Charles Swindoll, an American writer and theologian, which I use with my … Continue reading

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Taught by Teachers Aged 50 and Over

Adult ESL Lessons Adult ESL Lessons, some have suggested, should be taught by mature teachers in Japan. There are many points in favor of this. Would you like to learn about American history from a twenty year old? If not, … Continue reading

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