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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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  Let’s move and jump! Practice vocabulary while having fun! 動いてジャンプしょう!楽しみながらボキャブラリーの練習!     Hold Hands   Around the room, place flashcards on the ground face up. The teacher says a word, and the students hold hands and form a circle around that card.   フラッシュカードを表向けにして部屋中の床に置きます。先生が単語を言い、生徒は手をつないで カードの周りに円を作ります。   Jump   A student chooses a flashcard. Mix […]

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I have slept on the sofa in the office, and before that on the floor of the school, to be up early to hand out flyers at the station. I’m not a morning person and don’t find this easy.   Once out, a positive attitude can carry you through the duller moments and the many […]

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You need to be able to show prospective students what you will teach them and how they will progress. A solid curriculum is a good idea, and it’s probably a good idea not to write it yourself from scratch, no matter how much you want to. There are not many people who can run a […]

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  It’s a Blue Flower! Let’s Pair Colors with Nouns. 青い花だ!色と名詞のペアを作りましょう。   With this week’s video, we use the colors, objects and phrases we’ve been studying to make simple sentences.   今週の動画では今まで勉強してきた色、物、フレーズを使って簡単な文を作ります。   Classroom Tip This is an extension of the “It’s a” chant and builds upon the Unit 2 language “It’s a flower. It’s […]

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