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火, 27 8月 2019 21:11

Eiken Test (英検)

 I was reminded tonight by our Junior High School class (中学生) that the Eiken tests(英検) are coming up soon. So we will start doing a little bit of preparation in the Junior High School, and possibly upper elementary classes, for these tests which set the benchmark of teenage English achievement in Japan.

 I am also planning to offer some Eiken second test(二次試験) lessons/practice to take away any anxiety about this seemingly nerve-racking part of the Eiken test(英検).

 P.S. To existing students' parents, if your child is planning to take an eiken test (英検) please let me know then I may be able to help them prepare.

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火, 27 8月 2019 20:28

Hang Out the Laundry

  We used this idea in our young learners' Sprouts class. They were studying about clothes as part of Happy Valley Level 1 Unit 4, and we needed some kind of tactile activity to encourage them to remember the names of various clothes.

The original idea was for them to 'hang out' the laundry but in practice it proved much easier for them to 'bring in' the laundry due to small fingers and mini-sized washing pegs!

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