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Setting up an English School: Location, location, location

A good location can help a school really take off; a bad one can sink it without trace, very quickly. Not only is the general area important, but the exact location within that area. What is right for your target market? If you are concentrating only on B2B and diplomatic outsourcing contracts, you will most […]

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  It’s a kinkajou! Practice a common phrase with Kinka! キンカジューだ!キンカとよくあるフレーズを練習しましょう!   “It’s a” can be a difficult word combination for young children to master, but it’s very common in English. Get some practice with it and have fun at the same time with this week’s video!   「It’s a」は、小さな子供には難しい単語のコンビネーションですが、英語ではよく使います。今週の動画で楽しみながら練習しましょう!   Classroom Tip The It’s […]

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Having made the decision to leave the shackles, or as you may yet come to see it, the safety, of regular, paid employment, new ELL entrepreneurs are faced with a decision to make about how to go forward. It may be too costly to fund the opening of a new school and start with no […]

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  I was never a particularly happy employee. In 1998, I left the last job I ever had and started my own.   I’ve had some successes and some failures, and these all led to where we are today.   This is how it started.   It was the final straw. When I asked for […]

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Games both hard and easy to engage and challenge students 生徒が楽しくチャレンジできる難易度の低い遊びと高い遊び   This week’s games range in difficulty. Try to adjust the difficulty for your students to keep them interested! 今週は難易度の幅が広いゲームをいくつかご紹介します。生徒の興味をひくようにアレンジしてくださいね!   Guessing Game   Choose a flashcard and describe it in terms of size, color, numbers, body part, and/or shapes.  T: There are 3 […]

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It’s a Circle! Let’s Practice Shape and Toy Words! まるだ!形とおもちゃの単語を練習しましょう!   With this week’s video, children can learn or review vocabulary about shapes and toys, as well as simple sentences using “it’s a”.   今週の動画では形とおもちゃの単語、そして「it’s a」を使った簡単な文を練習しましょう。   Classroom Tip Before doing this chant, play the It’s a Chant video to warm-up. Then, as you watch […]

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Grab those flashcards! Games to reinforce vocabulary. フラッシュカードを掴め!ボキャブラリーを復習するゲーム   Whether using the textbook too or just flashcards, these games will let students run around while focusing on the target vocabulary.   Grab   Lay the flashcards face up in circle. Review the target language as you lay each one.  T: It’s (number). What number is […]

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Where’s My Hat? Ask and Answer with Kinka and Pinka! 私の帽子はどこ?!キンカとピンカと一緒に質問して答えましょう!   This week’s video shows how to ask where something is—very useful! Children can also give a simple answer to the question!   今週の動画では「~はどこ?」の形の質問の例を見せます。便利なフレーズですよね!子供は簡単に答えることができます!   Classroom Tip Watch the video and then let students pretend they are Kinka and Pinka. Use the puppets from […]

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  Follow Me   Scatter flashcards around the room. Skip around the room and have students follow. On reaching a card say, Stop. Introduce the target language.  T: I like (apples). What do you like? S: I like (apples). Repeat for remaining cards.   フラッシュカードを部屋にばらまきます。部屋中をスキップして回り、生徒についてこさせます。カードのところに来たら、Stopと言います。ターゲットランゲージを紹介します。 T: I like (apples). What do you like? S: I […]

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Pink, Green, Orange, Purple! Let’s Look for More Colors! ピンク、グリーン、オレンジ、パープル!もっと色を探してみよう Colors are fun to look at, draw or say in English! Let’s learn more color words with this week’s video.   色は見るのも描くのも英語で言うのも楽しい!今週の動画でもっと色の単語を覚えましょう!   Classroom Tip Learning colors with this song has never been more fun. Students don’t often have a chance to run around the […]

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