Category Archives: Universities

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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You Can Learn English

At times it seems that so many university students in Japan feel they cannot learn English. They slowly walk in, they sit down, and they lethargically open their textbook when the teacher asks. Learning English is perhaps akin to a … 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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Group Activity: Food Discussion

For University, high school, junior high, or English school adults. 1. Group Work: (Discuss these questions with your group) What is your favorite food? What is a food you hate? What is the strangest thing you have eaten? Strangest=不思議 Which … Continue reading

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Calling all Part-time University Teachers

To all uni part-timers who have been working at a university since 2013, take a look at this.

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Lesson Plan ESL

Lesson Plan ESL The “Dumbo Feather” and Communication Circles Lesson Plan ESL – The “Dumbo Feather” and Communication Circles We are lucky to have another article by Thomas Anderson on teaching English in Japan to low level beginners or false … Continue reading

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ESL Practice

ESL Practice – Communication Circles ESL Practice – Thomas C. Anderson, has been an English teacher in Japan for many years now. He teaches at a couple of Japan`s prestigious universities, and lives on one of her more beautiful peninsulas. … Continue reading

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ESL Japan 3

ESL Lesson Plans – More on ESL Communication Circles When you teach in Japan, you need well honed ESL lesson plans for each class. Each class is different, but Thomas C. Anderson discusses a great activity, that works for most … Continue reading

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ESL Japan 2

Teaching English to Adults Creating Confident Creative Conversationalist with Communcation Circles: Part 2 Teaching English to Adults “The best way to study for a communication test is to communicate!” by Thomas C. Anderson More on Communication Circles (Pictured: The Mickey … Continue reading

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