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  After talking to teachers in Japan for many years, we have realised there is a gap in the resources available, particularly for very young learners in kindergarten and up.   To that end, we have searched far and wide on our travels in Japan and abroad to help liven up your lessons, with materials from fun […]

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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 […]

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  Try playing these simple variations of well-known card games with flashcards! よく知られているカード遊びのシンプルなバリエーションをフラッシュカードで試してください!     Memory Game     Lay 3-10 flashcards (depending on students’ ability) on floor face up, producing the target language as you lay each one.  T: What is it? S: It’s a (fruit). Students try to remember all the cards on the […]

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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、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よ!   Classroom Tip Watch the video and then let students pretend they are Kinka and Pinka. Use the puppets from […]

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  Pretend you’re a mail carrier! Postbox games 郵便屋さんのふりをしましょう!ポストのゲーム   Postbox   Lay flashcards face-up on the floor at the front of the room. Introduce the target language as you lay each one. Place a postbox at the opposite end of the room. T: It’s (color). What color is it? S: It’s (color). Divide students […]

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Pink, Green, Orange, Purple! Let’s Look for More Colors! ピンク、緑、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 […]

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  Active Games, Quiet Games アクティブなゲームと静かなゲーム   Jump, Follow & Flip   Place all flashcards face down around the edge of the table or in a circle on the floor. Jump round the table and have the students follow. Say, Stop! Flip over the nearest and introduce the target language.  T: It’s a (shirt). What […]

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  Kids like to move and play while they learn. This week’s video shows you different ways to move. It’s great for kids who love animals, too!   子供は動いて遊んで学ぶのが好きです。今週の動画では色々な動きを紹介します。動物が好きな子は大喜び!   Classroom Tip Fly, Swim, Dive, Crawl is a great song for getting everyone moving. It is also helpful for learning about the different movements of […]

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In last week’s blog, we defined some marketing concepts. So how does all this apply to English schools?   Before starting out, you need to look at the market very carefully – what does it have, what is it missing, what gaps can you fill, and how can you deliver? It may be as simple […]

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Although the title of this article says ‘Marketing’, it’s not really as simple as that.   To get their message out and then get bums on seats, school owners have to consider the following: branding, marketing, advertising and sales.   So, what’s the difference? Well, depending on who you talk to, and who’s trying to […]

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