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Would you like to Rent a room in a Canadian House near Izu and Hakone?

Romantic Fuji Views near Hakone 3rd Floor

Minamiashigara-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan
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Foreign English teachers needed in China schools

Foreign English Teachers Wanted. Teaching Opportunities all over China The Beijing

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Yokohama -- Japan`s Beautiful & Exciting Harbor City

Yokohama -- Japan`s Beautiful & Exciting Harbor City Yokohama, the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture Population: 3.5 Million Located: 30 Minutes by

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Yamate Yokohama

Yamate Yokohama, Yamate Yokohama was the area that foreigners traditionally lived in. Some still do. When Japan had recently been opened up by the threat of Perry`s Black Ship, Yokohama too was

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Vocabulary Games Online

Vocabulary Games Online, If you want to improve your English vocabulary and spelling there is no better platform than games. Such games are best for the kids, they can help them with learning in gener

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Vocabulary Games

Vocabulary games, Vocabulary games online can enhance the experience of your students, while helping them to learn English in a fun way. by K. Ali If you want to improve your English vocabulary and

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Vocabulary Lessons

Vocabulary Lessons, see our collection of worksheets and lessons or upload yours and share.

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Vocabulary Notebook

Vocabulary Notebook, the best resources for teaching in Japan.

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Vocabulary Quizzes

Vocabulary Quizzes, some websites where you can get some good vocabulary quizzes for yourself of your students.

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Vocabulary Sentences

vocabulary sentences,in a restaurant,travel english,at a hotel,meeting people,teach in japan

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Vocabulary Websites

Vocabulary Websites Reviews, A rich vocabulary is essential to fully learn and use a certain language, however each language has its own intricacies. In learning the English language it is necessar

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Weather Vocabulary

Weather Vocabulary, The weather vocabulary your students should know The weather is an inevitable topic in our day to day talk. It is often used to initiate a conversation and to break the ice. No w

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What is red? by David Lisgo

What is red? by David Lisgo is a series of materials which is aimed at narrowing the gap between speaking and reading.

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Public Junior High Schools in Japan are the Hidden "Black Companies"

Public Junior High Schools in Japan are the Hidden “Black Companies” There is a word in Japanese: karoshi. It means death from overwork. I think few

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On Being an ALT in Japan Part 3

On Being an ALT in Japan Part 3 The grade threes enter. The children as always are a joy and one of the teachers is fine, but another teacher is a pain.

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On Being an ALT in Japan Part 2

On Being an ALT in Japan Part 2 On a bright morning in April, Walker goes to one of the two elementary schools he will teach at. There has been no meeting

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Relocation English Teaching Opportunity! Move to Asia Today!

Job Description Relocate to China for this amazing opportunity. It can be a full-time regular job or a year full time internship opportunity based on

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Assistant Language Teacher

Assistant Language Teacher: one man`s experience of being an ALT in Japan

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Games for ESL Students

Games for ESL Students, Assistant Language Teacher -- Walker Ponders Walker starts thinking about it again. What he hates most is having to discipline as well as teach. He would rather just teach, s

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Japan and her Standardized Test Based Education System

For some positives in Japanese education, one need look no further than the local kindergarten or elementary school. For most subjects, they are doing

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Fantastic teaching opportunities in China, Wide Hiring Range, free TEFL and Mandarin course, Competitive salary from 13000RMB to 20,000RMB or above, VISA COVERED!

GTU is currently seeking English teachers for our jobs in China to teach at our Kids & Teens or Adult schools. Join our academic team of over 400 teachers

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esl almost no prep activities

esl almost no prep activities for English students

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Foreigner is not a good word in English

Foreigner is not a good word in English The word foreigner is often used in Japan, as the direct translation from the words gaikokujin or more casually

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Travel Abroad and Teach English

Description If you are looking for a change of pace then we can provide that for you. We work with several public and private schools across China and

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Presenting Grammar

Presenting Grammar False Beginners and Japanese Methods of Teaching Grammar False beginners are people who have studied the language before but have

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Presenting Grammar Part Two

Presenting Grammar Part Two To Part One of Presenting Grammar) • Pre-teach any necessary vocab 2 • Set a task and learners listen/read once to

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Language Play, Language Learning Part Two

Language Play, Language Learning Part Two Go to Page 1 Procedure: Give the learners some examples of the simile pattern and show them how they rely

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Language Play, Language Learning

Language Play, Language Learning 'Language games' are seen as an activity where learners use language to achieve a goal (usually by exchanging some kind

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Foreign English teachers needed in China schools

Foreign English Teachers Wanted. Teaching Opportunities all over China The Beijing

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ESL Jobs in Beijing in China with average salary above 15000RMB

About the Job / School We are looking for 1st time teachers to teach young learners in Beijing and Shanghai. Our school now has over over 200 branches

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14000-20000RMB ESL Jobs in Beijing and Other Cities in China,K-12 Training Center.

K-12 training center positions available in Beijing and other cities in China.1 year contract,position available all the year Qualifications 1,Passport

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Vocabulary Flashcards

Vocabulary Flashcards, help in teaching vocabulary in Japan.

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Travel and Teach in China- Earn £900 -£1,700/month, no experience necessary

Good Teachers Union are looking for passionate individuals to join our schools across China. We have over 8 years experience placing teachers in their

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Board Games

Board Games Using board games in the classroom is a fun and engaging way of reviewing or practising language communicatively. There are many board games

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Craft

Craft Children, especially very young children, are physical, tactile and use all their senses to experience the world around them. They need a variety

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EFL Books

EFL Books: Read or add your review of EFL textbooks.

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Heart English School

Also known as Heart Corporation. Since this is my first company I worked for ever since I got here to Japan and reading up and hearing upon so many bad

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His Stomach is Growling

I love Mexican, but it really doesn`t suit me!

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Cleaning Staff Required for Kevin's English School and Guest Houses

Cleaning Staff required 掃除スタッフKevin Guest House/English School - 神奈川県 小田原市 時給 1,200円 雇用形態:アルバイト・パート この求人にスマホで応募 Guest House/English School

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Training Center in China looking for full-time Native English teacher,supply Z visa+ Health Insurance,No experience necessary.

THE OPPORTUNITY GTU is currently seeking English teachers for our jobs in China to teach at our Kids & Teens or Adult schools. Join our academic team

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Seiha not abiding by Labour Laws?

Seiha not abiding by labour laws? My friend worked for Seiha English School. At first he signed a permanent full-time contract. This was all done legally

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ESL News: News about teaching English in Japan.

ESL News: The News on ELT teaching in Japan.

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Unique English School Opens in Minokamo, Gunma

Unique English School Opens in Minokamo, Gunma Nathan Raymond writes: Hello, I an English conversation school teacher, and I just opened my school

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ESL Dialogues

ESL Dialogues, An Opinion I think in a way it is a shame that in our profession we do not have more respect for the experience of teachers. Our impressions do matter. Just because the

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ESL Conversation

ESL Conversation, how to teach it, where to get jobs, and more about ESL Japan.

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ESL Discussions

ESL Discussions, thoughts on Yukio Tsuda and English Study in Japan Yukio Tsuda is a professor at the University of Tsukuba. He earned a doctorate in speech communication at Sou

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Entertainment in Japan: What to do in Japan

Entertainment in Japan, The National Film Board of Canada, While living in Japan and being surrounded by all things in Japanese you need a break. Sometimes you simply want to watch a good movie i

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Teaching Children Some faqs

Teaching Children Some faqs, Teaching children can be a challenging prospect, especially to those who are new to teaching. But don’t worry! Below are some FAQs about teaching English to young children

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Jobs in Japan: teaching jobs in Japan for Americans

Jobs in Japan, teaching jobs in Japan for Americans-- a page about how to get jobs on the spot.

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Jobs in Tokyo

Jobs in Tokyo: Teaching at an English school versus teaching at a university.

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