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After years as a ‘professional dabbler’, Alan Miesch found himself drawn into teaching English to non-native English learners. He has experience in a wide range of milieus, both in the United States and Japan, teaching young children, teens, and adults. He is now the proprietor and sole teacher at a private English classroom in Numazu, Japan.

I used to love it when my mother made scrambled eggs for breakfast. And now scrambles are one of my favorite kinds of language puzzles to create for my students. A coincidence? I think not. You can take any language target you want the students to conquer, and cut it into manageable, manipulatable pieces. The […]

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Teaching English as a Puzzle: the Why and the How   In my first blog entry, I said that next time I would explain my view of the why and the how of a Language Puzzle approach to language teaching. Here it is. As you read this, you may agree or you may disagree. Either […]

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So there I was, having lunch with another teacher of English here in Japan. He was someone who had been more than generous in sharing his knowledge and the benefit of his experience (largely via the ETJ email lists), someone from whom I had learned a great deal, someone to whom to this day I […]

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