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Kindergarten Texts: What to Look (out) For

If you’re in the market for kindergarten texts, the following is what to look for / to look out for.         We ultimately decided to make our own texts to rectify the following points.      Let’s take a look at what we didn’t like about existing texts.     And what […]

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At Dave and Amy English School, we feel blessed to have many high achieving students.    While we would love to take ALL the credit,  we owe our students and their parents a debt.     Their extra work at home sets the stage for success in class.     Below is the English translation […]

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Click for Learn from the Best:  Footpal (Part 1)     # 6 Group Students     At footpal, there are 3 groups.   High / Middle / Low.    While I don’t like ALL aspects of this system, I think there are some merits.       In our elementary lessons, we will pair / group […]

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Amy and I believe that when you learn,  you should learn from the best.        Learn from them.   Develop their ideas and make them your own.   We apply this to our kids also.       Our sons’ futsal school: Footpal has a renowned coach.   People travel long distances to take his classes. […]

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Amy and I believe that when you seek guidance, you should learn from the best.      Learn from them.   Develop their ideas and make them your own.      Robert S. Murphy is our 2nd blog on learning from the best.   The first (about David Paul) can be viewed here.   Many […]

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Amy and I believe that when you get guidance for life, you should learn from the best.      Learn from them.   Develop their ideas and make them your own.      David Paul set us on the path to where we are now.     Amy and I  have been attending ETJ Expos […]

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Start English as soon as you can.   Kids learn like sponges.   Everyone agrees with this.  We don’t: kind of.     We ran a very popular Mummy and Me classes.   One hour class:  20 minutes play with toys, 40 minutes songs, songs, songs and books.     We had 4 classes, lots […]

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Many 6th grade students quit English lessons in anticipation of Junior High School.    You shouldn’t quit.   You should continue.      Let’s look at why you might want to leave and why you shouldn’t.   #1 Reason:  My child can’t make the time because club activities finish late.   This simply isn’t true. […]

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We find that our students are progressing more quickly these days.   We have many elementary students on Jr. High School texts.     We use the English File series with Jr. High kids, higher level returnees, adult students, and NOW higher level elementary students.    The text is comprehensive: covering vocabulary, grammar. listening and […]

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As school owners, we would recommend having rules.   And not bending them.      For many reasons:  You are a business.  To be professional, you must have rule.   2.   Presumably you made the rules for a reason.   If you CHANGE them easily, then why did you take the time to think […]

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