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Neil Millington has taught English as a foreign language in Japan for over 12 years. He has taught a wide range of age levels from pre-kindergarten students to adults. He is currently teaching at the tertiary level. He earned his BA at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England and his MA in TESOL at Lancaster University, England. Currently, Neil is working on his PhD in language learning motivation also at Lancaster University. Neil is also the co-founder of dreamreader.net, an English reading website with hundreds of free lessons for teachers and learners.

First of all, a big thanks to everyone who liked and commented on my last post here.  It seemed like many of you enjoyed the three videos I shared, so I thought I would do a follow up post with three more great videos that I have used in class.      Over the years, […]

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    How many of you use YouTube videos in class? I don’t know about you, but I find YouTube to be a fantastic resource. There is practically a video for any lesson you plan to teach or message you want to get across. I have been using YouTube videos for years and recently I […]

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      A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post in which I shared five of my favorite time saving hacks for teachers!  Click here I got some nice feedback, so I thought I would rack my brains and come up with five more. I hope they come in handy and save you a […]

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  There is no doubt that teaching can be a difficult job. In particular, it can be very time consuming. As I mentioned in my previous blog (Here), I have many teacher friends that find themselves working late into the night and on weekends too.      Over the years I have managed to pick […]

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            As an English teacher, there is one thing that takes up a large portion of my time – lesson planning. Over the last few years, I have been gradually fading textbooks out of my classes and that has added to my planning time. Regardless, planning good lessons takes time. […]

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  One of the biggest challenges I have faced in my classes is to get my students passionate about reading and writing. Most of my students already like to chat in English, so the motivation is usually there for them to participate in speaking and listening activities. Over the years, I have incorporated many different […]

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Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Neil and I’m an English teacher. I am fortunate enough to have a job that I love and enjoy! Every day is different and every day brings different rewards and challenges. I don’t earn a huge salary, but the rewards of doing my job more than […]

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