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ETJ Book Service

A few important changes were made to the ETJ Book Service during the Christmas/New Year period including almost 1.000 new books, cards and games were added to the site. The stock of some books published by independent publishers in Japan … Continue reading

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JALT Announcements

As the end of one year comes to an end and another is set to begin, we would like to send our holiday greetings to our many Monthly Announcements readers around the world. We wish all of you a happy, … Continue reading

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Ideas for the First Class with New Learners

Ideas for the First Class with New Learners The first class with new learners can be an anxious one for all concerned – teacher as well as learners. Below are some tips to make that first class go smoothly. * … Continue reading

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JALT ANNOUNCEMENTS

JALT2018 is only a few days away from us and we are looking forward to seeing many of you at the conference and/or online! The conference hashtag is #JALT2018 – please get involved! We wish you a memorable conference experience, … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Cultivate good Gut Bacteria & Reduce Depression

We are all born with genes that predispose us to all kinds of things — in my case, most of the psychiatric illnesses listed in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition). And while we have some control over the … Continue reading

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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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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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Members of ETJ

A message for members of ETJ The ETJ Book Service <https://www.etjbookservice.com&gt; is the key to ensuring that ETJ will be able to continue as a free association that supports English teachers around Japan. Anything you can do to help spread … Continue reading

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JALT2018

JALT2018 is approaching and here at JALT we are so excited and looking forward to seeing many of you in Shizuoka next month. This month’s announcements include: 1. JALT2018 Early Bird Registration Deadline: Tomorrow! 2. JALT2018 Full Schedule 3. Virtually … Continue reading

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Trying to Lose Weight?

Advice of recent research in this fall’s Molecular Metabolism journal shows the appetite suppressing effects of the amino acids lysine and arginine. It was a study done in mice, but even if the effect does not translate fully in humans, it is … Continue reading

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