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Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Those people working and living in Japan, often wonder what to do with their money long term.  Here is one man`s story.    Jonathan Bain: I starting investing in Crypt in May 2017 after a good friend told me about … Continue reading

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Investing your Yen in Crypto Currencies

Investing your Yen in Crypto Currencies, what to do? Disclaimer: I am not a financial expert. I’m an English teacher. Frankly, I am tired of financial experts, who charge fees that are too high and make everything extraordinarily difficult, when … Continue reading

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Reflective Teacher: Teacher Self-Development

by Sophia McMillan (Shane Corporation Ltd) Training v Development Teacher Training is not the same as Teacher Development. Teacher Training Teacher Development  Devised by academic management  Pre-determined training course structure  Addresses ‘global’ teaching issues*  External evaluation … Continue reading

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For Japan’s English teachers, rays of hope amid the race to the bottom

The major economic engines of Japan Inc. — car manufacturers, appliance giants and the like — have often been caught price-fixing: colluding to keep an even market share, squeeze competitors out and maintain “harmony.” Similarly, the commercial English-teaching business could … Continue reading

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Feeling Bloated

I know I do and some of my friends would say that’s because I’m full of hot air. Dr. Andrew Weil has some advice for ending the bloat .

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Board Games

Using board games in the classroom is a fun and eng aging way of reviewing or practising language communicatively. There are many board gam es you can create with your learners using blank board game templates. These can be phot … Continue reading

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Teaching Tips – Drama Activities for Younger Learners

Drama activities provide good practice of the target language, variation in the lesson and, through fun, stimulate the learners. Drama activities provide good practice of the target language and good variation in the lesson. These activities needn’t occur all the … Continue reading

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