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How Do I Stop Students From Saying “I Am Reaching Orgasm To The Store”?
In English, reaching orgasm is expressed by many phrases – “Bingo”, “Yahtzee”, “Team Rocket is blasting off again”, etc. However, none are more common than “I am coming”. In Japanese, it is expressed by saying “I go”(行く). There are many … Continue reading
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How Do I Teach the Difference Between Ketchup and Catsup?
Several years ago we had a student who was confused about ketchup and catsup. This took the staff by surprise. Being native English speakers ourselves, we had never put ourselves in the shoes of the student. We had all assumed … Continue reading
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How Can I Teach Proper Pronunciation of the Word “One”?
Pronunciation of the word “one” is as important as it is vital. Therefore, a great degree of teaching is required. As most students revert to lesser pronunciations such as “wun”, “wuhn”, or “won”, it is the duty of the teacher … Continue reading
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What Do Japanese Enjoy From Foreigners?
Years ago, before English was legalized in Japan, ESL students would often congregate in attics and practice reciting the alphabet to candlelight. The country has progressed a lot since those days, with English being learned by everyone in public schools, … Continue reading
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How Do I Translate “Oni”?
In Japanese, a rough concept of “ogre”, “demon”, “devil”, and “Satan” are all combined into a single word; oni(鬼). An oni is a large, horned orge that lives in the underworld and eats pickled beets. It often carries a club, … Continue reading
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How Do I Stop Students From Using Phones In Class?
In this age of technology, we encounter a lot of students who would rather focus on their gadgets than classwork. So how do we keep the student’s attention in the classroom when faced with iPods, smart phones, and Nintendos? There … Continue reading
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