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The good the bad and the phonically challenged !

This is a presentation by Joe Evans  at the ETJ/FETJ Workshop in Mie, June 2019.  Joe currently works at Queens Education and Active English in Mie, and was previously working as a pre-school and elementary school teaching in the UK.  With regard to phonics, he worked within the British “National Curriculum” guidelines, and in this presentation […]

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This is a ACTIVE Podcast ( 20 minutes – audio mp3 ) – listen while you drive !   LINK :- https://activeenglishnow.com/podcast/2019/6/14/episode-6-meditation-for-kids   We look forward to your constructive feedback on this controversial topic !! ( or maybe not controversial !!)

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ACTIVE Podcast Episode 5 – “The Martial Science Of Teaching” .   In this podcast Host Ian Simpson chats with Guest Dominic Jones about a range of educational topics from Martial Science, TPR/TPRS, Active English, Brainbreaks, teaching strategies for English teachers in Japan, SU- Singularity University, street fighting in Japan and MMA !!   Audio […]

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‘Phonics doesn’t have to be taxing…’    That was the opening gambit of my university lecturer and I was already doubtful. ‘What even is phonics?’ I sat there thinking and an hour later I was none the wiser.   Fast forward to day one of my first teaching job and I was handed a weekly […]

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This is Episode 3 of the ACTIVE podcast entitled  ” is the education system broken ? “   LISTEN HERE    Have you ever thought of these questions below. ?  We did on this episode, and tried to offer some possible solutions !! Why is Japan ranked so low in the world for speaking English […]

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LISTEN HERE This presentation was made at the ETJ-Mie Workshop 1 held on November 10th, 2018,  in Matsusaka City. The presenter is  Ian Simpson – Chief Evangelist at Active English and ETJ-Mie Co-ordinator.

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  If there is one way to start, save, or change a subject of conversation, it is talking about food. Food is something that unites all of us because it is something that all of us must do every day to survive, but it is also a wonderful expression of culture and, even, individuality. There […]

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Dr. Howard Gardner’s Types of Intelligence   For a long time, until fairly recently, the field of psychology used IQ tests solely to explain intelligence. However, some viewed those tests as inadequate because they only tested linguistic, logical, and spatial abilities to place people on a scale to find their ability levels, according to the […]

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Are you a “High Performance Teacher ? “. When I was a high school teacher in the UK, the government came up with a scheme to reward the best teachers. These teachers known as “Super Teachers” received bonus salary and other such perks. I am not sure I agreed with the governments criteria for choosing […]

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If you read part 1 of this Active English blog, you will know that I introduced our thinking at the “Active English Academy” including the benefits of AE and some AE teaching methods. In part 2 here, I will talk about some of the basic science supporting Active English.   Its commonly known that exercise […]

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