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Games’ Scoring Systems

Games’ Scoring Systems   Competition works very well with children (and even adults) over the age of about 4 and it can be a great way to retain attention on an activity and producing the language. Competition must be kept fair, fun and involve the learners … Continue reading

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Activities Ideas for Teen Classes

Activities Ideas for Teen Classes  By Sophia McMillan Cube Toss: In pairs learners are given a basic die template and asked to write their favourite: sport, movie, singer, food, drink, etc. Once their die has been constructed give each pair a … Continue reading

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Input Output ESL Teaching: From a Distance…..

Input Output ESL Teaching: From a Distance….. On Input Output ESL Teaching: “…At first glance, many of our textbooks, handouts, and quizzes appear well structured, comprehensible and in line with some popular theories of learning. On closer examination, though, we … Continue reading

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ESL Almost No Prep Activities

ESL Almost No Prep Activities For Japanese English Students ESL Almost No Prep Activities – Teaching English in Japan To teach in Japan, is to leave your home and your family behind to do something you really love and really … Continue reading

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ESL: Getting into the Head of a Child

The ESL Teacher & Personal Construct Psychology by Kevin Burns ESL Teacher & Personal Construct Psychology – What are the implications for the classroom? I attended an ETJ Conference in Tokyo and David Paul asked this question during his lecture: … Continue reading

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Methods in teaching English Movie Projects

Methods in teaching English Movie Projects: Go to the first part of this article by Kevin Burns Then I can either show the movies that they`ve chosen, or get an idea of the genres they enjoy. During the term we … Continue reading

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Teaching English through Film

TEFL Teacher Training Teaching English through Film TEFL Teacher Training, How to teach English through Film. Why teach through film? by Kevin Burns Movies expose students to natural English, and give students an eye into foreign cultures. Learning through movies … Continue reading

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Teaching English at Japanese Universities

“I’m happy that my thoughts and insights… help folks. Really, that’s what teaching is all about…being there and encouraging students and perhaps changing their attitudes. This tends to be forgotten in all the presentations, articles, methods, etc. It is a … Continue reading

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Board Game Rules Project

Board game Rules Project by Kevin R Burns (Kanagawa, Japan) Board game Rules Project  You are going to teach some students the rules for playing a board game. You will also play that game with them.  First open … Continue reading

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Board Game Rules Project 2

Board Game Rules Project 2 by Kevin R Burns (Kanagawa, Japan) Board Game Rules Project 2 Which Language ie) Arabic, Japanese _______________________ Boss: ____________________________ Sub Leader: _______________________________________ Group Members: ____________________________________________ Title of the Game (you are working on): *Object of … Continue reading

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