Category Archives: Universities

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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ESL Japan

ESL Japan Creating Confident Creative Conversationalists with Communication Circles ESL Japan by Thomas C. Anderson “I hear and I forget;I see and I remember;I do and I understand.” Ancient Chinese Proverb As I approach my twentieth year of teaching English … Continue reading

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EFL Teaching Japan

EFL/ESL Teaching Japan — More Troubles with Blacklists ESL Teaching: “Setting the Record Straight” by James Brown ESL Teaching — “Bogus blacklist” The blacklisting of Japanese colleges and universities is an accusation of illegal activity. Pretty strong stuff. The managers … Continue reading

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ESL Teaching

ESL Teaching On Blacklists of Universities & English Schools in Japan Teach in Japan – Introductory Questions ESL Teaching – Just how do you teach in Japan? Where do you begin with your students? Some teachers who have never taught … Continue reading

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