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Learning English should be fun! One way to make it fun is by using Fun Card English. These decks of cards let students practice conversation or grammar while playing a game! Most students already know how to play using these cards (think Uno), and any students who aren’t familiar with the game can learn it […]

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  by Lynn Maslen Kertell   Beginning reading can be a time of great excitement and anticipation for your child, or a time of anxiety and concern, as he or she enters into this brand-new skill called reading. Having the necessary skills is essential for your child to have a successful first reading experience.   […]

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by Gio Panizzon   If you missed Part 1, read it here!   Strategy Two: Connecting phonics to real books   Once students understand sound/symbol relationships, the next step is to guide them to understand that these relationships are in interesting and entertaining books. Imagine teaching the /p/ sound. Now, chase down a copy of Kevin […]

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by Gio Panizzon   At the age of five, I had to relocate to a new school right in the middle of the school year. All of a sudden, everything was much more difficult, and it was evident that I was far behind my classmates, as I couldn’t read and I couldn’t spell.   I […]

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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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