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Pacific Second Language Research Forum 2016 
Pacific Second Language Research Forum 2016 (PacSLRF2016) http://www.j-sla.org/pacslrf/ We are pleased to announce that the Pacific Second Language …

Lego Creator 
Lego Creator, which of the Creator models do you like the most? 5868 Ferocious Creatures, 5892 Sonic Boom, or 5893 Off-road Power? I like them all, …

It All Began With Lego 
It All Began With Lego by Beth Johnson Perhaps he sat with one of his son's Lego blocks in hand, tossing it absently mindedly as he pondered his …

Ballet Performance in Hadano, Kanagawa 2014 
Hadano, Kanagawa June 2014 Sunday, June 29th, 3PM Doors Show starts at 3:30PM Open.Hadano Cultural Center Free Admission Dance Nuts Stage, Ballet! …

US Embassy Japan 
US Embassy Japan - Warns Against Crime in Tokyo US Embassy Japan: has warned against crimes involving US citizens and other non-Japanese. This crime …

Amnesty International Japan 
Amnesty International Japan - Japan is a Great Country I am glad I have chosen to live here and raise my family here. I shudder when I think of some …

English School for Sale 
English School for Sale 2014 In Profit English School For Sale! North Osaka location. Minoh city, Osaka prefecture, Japan. Ekimae location just …

Japan Earth Quake 
Japan Earth Quake - opinions on radiation and the aftermath of the earthquake in Tohoku, Japan that occurred on March 11th, 2011. Japan Earth Quake …

The Jerusalem Prize for Literature 
The Jerusalem Prize for Literature by students in Japan. This is a class project by my English students in Japan. The Jerusalem prize for literature …

Basics of English  
The Basics of English for the TOEIC Test Some great TEFL books by Yosuke Ishii, Michael Greenberg, Karl Rosvold, and Vickie D. Winston. Some …

Masters in English 
Masters in English.org http://mastersinenglish.org/voracious-readers/ Our goal here at MastersinEnglish.org is a simple yet noble one. We believe …

Waseda University Implements 5 Year Term Limit for Part-time Teachers! 
Waseda University Implements 5 Year Term Limit for Part-time Teachers! Employment contracts for Part-time Lecturers and Visiting Faculty will be …

Sayonara School Sale! April 2012 
Sayonara School Sale! April 2012 Hi all, Due to relocation abroad, we will be closing our school. It is a relatively new school that has been focussed …

David Paul Opens Teacher Training Academy 
David Paul Opens Teacher Training Academy in Tokyo, Japan in February, 2012. Before opening his teacher training academy in Tokyo, David Paul founded …

FETJ Events, July - September 2011 
FETJ Events, July - September 2011 Here is the list of FETJ events for July to September: Our kindest regards to all - FETJ Secretariat FETJ …

Active Participation through Student Response Systems 
Active Participation through Student Response Systems Speaker: Bill Pellowe and Paul Shimizu Date: Saturday, May 28th, 2011 Time: …

Volunteer English teaching for children of Filipinos from Fukushima in evacuation center 
Volunteer English teaching for children of Filipinos from Fukushima in evacuation center Dear FETJ members, friends and supporters, We hope that …

Cross-Cultural Visual Communication Study Requires Japanese Students 
Give your university students a chance to receive 1000 yen for participating in a University of Wales online experiment. Participants must be university …

Tokai FLC / JALT Professional Development Symposium 2010  
Tokai FLC / JALT Professional Development Symposium 2010 Helping Learners Build Multiple Skills by Setting Clear Goals, Developing Effective Methodologies, …

His Stomach is Growling Not rated yet
I love Mexican, but it really doesn`t suit me!

Unique English School Opens in Minokamo, Gunma Not rated yet
Unique English School Opens in Minokamo, Gunma Nathan Raymond writes: Hello, I an English conversation school teacher, and I just opened my school …

Everything Must Go! Not rated yet
Everything Must Go! I am clearing out one of my English schools. I have family and children`s VHS videos, kids games for learning English, family …

Street Hockey at Tokai University Not rated yet
Street Hockey at Tokai University Sunday, February 7th, 2016 11AM Meet at Tokai`s Shonan Campus at the baseball field at 11AM (Hiratsuka, Kanagawa) …

Kevin`s English Schools Opens online Souvenir Clothing Shop Not rated yet
Kevin`s English Schools is a chain of Canadian schools in Kanto Japan: Machida, Minamiashigarashi and Odawara area. KES was founded in 1991 by the founder …

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English Teaching Professionals announces New Websites Not rated yet
David Paul of English Teaching Professionals announces New Websites Cut and past the urls below to visit their new sites. ETJ has always done a …

Interview of Bob Coffee Creator of Chunky English Not rated yet
Interview of Bob Coffee Creator of Chunky English Bob owns Shortsnap Learning and makes apps for students to learn English. Interview for How …

On ETJ English Teachers in Japan Not rated yet
ON ETJ English Teachers in Japan: ETJ or English Teachers in Japan, was started by David Paul.  If you don`t know them yet, you really should!  They …

Bad News at Waseda University for Part-time Teachers Not rated yet
Bad News at Waseda University for Part-time Teachers Tokyo,Japan 2015 Unfortunately, in Japan, 4 komas per week seems to be the new normal for …

ETJ Book Service Not rated yet
ETJ Book Service Homepage: http://www.etjbookservice.com Dear Kevin, I have been working very hard on the ETJ book service and have made many …

All About Lego Digital Designer Not rated yet
All About Lego Digital Designer If you teach engineering students in English, it may give you pause to think, that their interest in this subject may …

We are Doomed, unless we Change Not rated yet
I honestly believe that humanity is on the path to extinction. I`m reading the novel "Dust," and it is about how mass extinctions have occurred throughout …

The ESL JobMine Not rated yet
ESL JobMine, You can of course post your resume right here at How to teach English in Japan, and employers will read it. Many of our readers have gotten …

More People of the Philippines are Coming to Japan Not rated yet
More People of the Philippines are Coming to Japan As often happens in Japan, things change slowly. Often they are not even discussed, the change …

Motivated Canadian High School Students Sought! Not rated yet
Dear How to Teach English in Japan readers, The Embassy of Canada is seeking a motivated high school student of Canadian citizenship currently studying …

ETJ Tokyo this Sunday, Feb 9th, 2014 Not rated yet
ETJ Tokyo this Sunday, Feb 9th, 2014 Hi everyone, Here is the full information regarding our workshop on Sunday 9th February 1.00 – 5.00 pm. This …

Teaching and Researching Second Language Speech Not rated yet
Distinguished Lecturer Series Teaching and Researching Second Language Speech Dr. Kazuya Saito Waseda University, Japan Date: Saturday, February …

GALE is holding a Harassment Workshop Not rated yet
GALE is holding a Harassment Workshop this weekend in Kyoto. Harassment comes in many shapes and forms and is difficult to identify and difficult to combat. …

A Little Secret for Applicants Not rated yet
A Little Secret for Applicants Shh! I`ll tell you a little secret....There seems to often be a disconnect between what the universities officially …

The Complete Guide for the TOEIC TEST Not rated yet
The Complete Guide for the TOEIC TEST is a book designed for (lower) intermediate learners -- those who want to get a score about 600. The book title …

Get a Score of 730 on the TOEIC Test Not rated yet
Get a Score of 730 on the TOEIC Test Here is a book designed for upper intermediate learners -- those who need a TOEIC score about 730 The book title …

Homestay in Vancouver, Canada Not rated yet
Homestay in Vancouver, Canada! Do you or your students want to do a homestay in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada? Beautiful Canadian Home in …

Teacher-training seminars & workshops Not rated yet
Teacher-training seminar & workshops 弊社では、英語教室運営者や英語指導者、ネイティブ講師の方の お役に立つようなセミナー・イベントを各地で開いてまいります。 また、後日このメールにて、当日のようすなど、セミナーにご参加に なれない方々にも参考になるような情報をお送りいたします。 …

Waseda University 5 Year Limit Not rated yet
Waseda University 5 Year Limit Emergency Meeting Saturday, July 27th Emergency Meeting for Waseda Part-time Lecturers (Waseda University) Waseda …

LOOKING FOR PART-TIME PRIVATE STUDENTS IN JAPAN? Not rated yet
LOOKING FOR PART-TIME PRIVATE STUDENTS IN JAPAN? Do you want to spend your free time meaningfully while you are in Japan? So have you already registered …

ETJ News  Not rated yet
ETJ News - Language Teaching Professionals March 2013 Online Book Store http://ltprofessionals.com/en/etjbooks I am starting a 'Language Teaching …

Hadano English Conversation Convention 2013 Not rated yet
Hadano English Conversation Convention 2013 I'm working with some English teachers here in Hadano to hold an English Conversation Convention. The idea …

JINES Newsletter - Winter 2013 Not rated yet
Japan's Independent Network of English Schools - ジネス 2013 Newsletter (Winter) To all JINES Members a Happy New Year! We hope 2012 finished well and …

iPhone apps for ESL Listening Not rated yet
iPhone apps for ESL Listening I am writing you today to ask you to consider reviewing a new series of iPhone apps, entitled “Learn English by Radio,” …

Tokai University FLC Professional Development Symposium  Not rated yet
November 10th, 2012 Dear Teachers, This is a reminder that the Tokai University FLC Professional Development Symposium will take place at Shonan Campus …

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ETJ English Language Teaching Expos Not rated yet
Registration is Open for the ETJ English Language Teaching Expos Posted October, 2012 REGISTER HERE: http://ltprofessionals.com/ETJ/registration.html …

English Central in Japan Not rated yet
Mr. Matsumura is the General Manager of English Central in Japan. He gave a short presentation at our university to show how students can utilize the website …

Fall 2012 Conferences, Compass Publishing Announces Attendance Not rated yet
Fall 2012 Conferences, Compass Publishing Announces Attendance Compass Publishing Japan is proud to announce the conferences where we will have displays …

A Small English idioms survey Not rated yet
A Small English idioms survey Dear Director I used to teach English in Japan, but now I’m studying Linguistics in England. For my project I need …

Free Summer Song and Flash Cards Not rated yet
Free Summer Song and Flash Cards for Summer Schools and Camps Posted July, 2012 We recently wrote and recorded a demo version of a new Summersong. …

Yokohama JALT Upcoming Events for July, 2012 Not rated yet
Yokohama JALT Upcoming Events for July, 2012 You are of course still welcome at the meetings as a non-member. Here are the details of our upcoming …

July 7th, 2012 All Japan Summer Tour for Teachers in Fujisawa Not rated yet
July 7th, 2012 All Japan Summer Tour for Teachers in Fujisawa *日本語でお読みになりたい方はメール後半をご覧ください。 Dear Teacher, Oxford University Press is hosting …

Shinshu JALT Workshop Not rated yet
Shinshu JALT Workshop: Online components, comprehensive solutions - a hands-on workshop Date: Saturday, 30 June 2012 Time: 6:00pm - 7:20pm …

Japan's Independent Network of English Schools (ジネス) Not rated yet
June, 2012 Japan's Independent Network of English Schools (ジネス) Local Eikaiwa Update Assistance for new Eikaiwa owners. Recently we have had …

Kimi Information Center News Not rated yet
Kimi Information Center News Extensive Services for Foreigners キミインフォメーションセンター  June, 2012 最新の英会話教師求職者のご紹介です。 教師採用ご担当者様へ お世話さまです。 …

TweetaLang Not rated yet
TweetaLang, Support the Project! Turning Tweets into Audio (Speech) for Language Learning Native Speaker Produced Audio from Your Tweets Please …

The Kyushu English Language Teaching Expo  Not rated yet
The Kyushu English Language Teaching Expo is this Sunday, Feb. 5th, 2012 Group: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan) Subject: The Kyushu English …

Gamification2012 Not rated yet
Gamification2012 Teaching and Language Learning through Gamification Session Outline Abstract: Teaching and Language …

2012 JALT Pan-SIG Conference Not rated yet
Call for Proposals for the 2012 JALT Pan-SIG Conference in June 2012 at Hiroshima University The 11th Annual Pan-SIG Conference will be held on June …

The Chubu English Language Teaching Expo, 2011 Not rated yet
The Chubu English Language Teaching Expo, 2011 is this Sunday Posted Nov. 2011 Teachers in the Chubu area shouldn't miss the Expo at Sugiyama Jogakuen …

Let the children play! Not rated yet
Let the children play! Video game playing tied to creativity; At Kevin`s English Schools in Minamiashigara, Kanagawa, we sometimes use games …

An Evening with Jack C. Richards Not rated yet
Dear Educators, We are pleased to invite you to an evening with Jack C. Richards at the University of Tokyo on November 17th. Due to limited space, …

e-Education & More, Conference in Hong Hong, 2012 Not rated yet
CALL FOR PAPERS 2012 International Conference on e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and e-Technology March 30- April 1, 2012 …

Temple University Japan Not rated yet
Greetings from Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ)! Thank you for your interest in the Graduate TESOL Program. We are pleased to inform you that we …

JALT Critical Thinking SIG Not rated yet
You may wish to join this SIG. What are some of their goals? Promote critical thinking educators - Teachers interested in critical thinking in …

Attending an ETJ Expo? Not rated yet
Attending an ETJ Expo? If you are planning to attend an Expo, it is best to register in advance. Register Now If you register in advance …

ETJ English Language Teaching Expos 2011 Not rated yet
ETJ English Language Teaching Expos that will be held in six cities in Japan starting on October 1st. If you have friends who live within reach of an …

2011 Japan Writers Conference Not rated yet
Here is an update on the 2011 Japan Writers Conference: If you have are interested in writing (textbooks or novels) you may find this conference useful. …

Realizing Autonomy - A One Day Conference from the JALT LD SIG Not rated yet
When: 29 October · 09:00 - 18:30 Where: Nanzan University, Nagoya ‘Realizing Autonomy’ is a book and a conference from the …

On PikiFriends Not rated yet
I'd like to invite jr/sr high school teachers to try PikiFriends. Thank you very much for allowing me the chance to promote PikiFriends here. PikiFriends …

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Nakasendo English Conference Not rated yet
Nakasendo English Conference - The Road Less Traveled 19 June · 10:00 - 17:00 Location: Dokkyo Junior and Senior High School Created …

JALT International Conference Not rated yet
JALT International Conference 2011 The largest language teaching conference and educational materials exhibit in Asia! Overview: 37th …

Asian Conference on Language Learning Not rated yet
Asian Conference on Language Learning, to be held from June 10-12 2011, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan. The aim of this International Conference …

Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS) Not rated yet
Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS) Date and Time: Sunday, 22 May 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Speaker: Melinda Kawahara What is it? It’s the …

Pursuing the Perfect Presentation Not rated yet
Pursuing the Perfect Presentation: Content, Design, Narrative, Structure and Delivery Date and Time: Sunday, 29 May 2011 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm Speaker: …

Exploring Gender and Its Implications Not rated yet
Exploring Gender and Its Implications Speaker: Various speakers to be announced later; Call for papers due March 31st 2011 Date: Saturday, …

Fifth Annual Japan Writers Conference Not rated yet
Fifth Annual Japan Writers Conference Greetings! This is to announce the Fifth Annual Japan Writers Conference. It will be in Kobe this year …

JALT Announcements - February Not rated yet
JALT Announcements - February (2011 February) 1) Upcoming Events - Averil Coxhead of Victoria University of Wellington, NZ 2) Calls for Papers - JALT …

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series Not rated yet
Dear Teacher, April 2011 sees a new start for English in Japan when elementary schools will officially start "Gaikokugo Katsudo". Even teachers who …

Listen to TESOL.fm  Not rated yet
TESOL.fm is an online radio station that provides: *Music *Interviews with global ESL/EFL experts *News from Asia *ESL Job Announcements …

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ESL News: Teaching Challenging English Classes

When our classes go well, we glow. It is the challenging English classes that help us to grow. I think I just made a rhyme! Seriously though, it is the so-called tough classes that improve us as teachers. We don`t learn much from the classes that go smoothly. Maybe this is something to remember after a hard day at work.


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The Oricon Rankings of Large Chain English Schools in Japan

The Oricon Rankings rank a number of things in Japan and one of them is the very large chain English schools. If you are thinking of teaching English in Japan for one of the big chain schools, then checking the Oricon Rankins is a good idea.

You won`t find any of the smaller schools listed at Oricon however. They only rate the largest English schools in Japan.

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