Category Archives: English Teaching

A Spook-tacular Halloween (2016)

  The 60-90 minutes before the first kids Halloween party is always a fairly frantic and stressful affair for me as tables are dismantled and moved out of the classroom along with the chairs and pretty much any sign of regular school … Continue reading

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Leicester City References In English Lessons

As someone who teaches English as a foreign language in Japan I have to get my kicks how I can when it comes to amusing myself. In the past I’ve incorporated books, music, songs, toys, Star Wars, Kung-fu Panda and learning to … Continue reading

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A Spook-tacular Halloween (2015)

  Due to the way that the calendar fell this year, our annual kids party in Hibarigaoka was actually my first taste of anything Halloween-related in 2015. With no new costume for this party or for October 31st itself (assuming … Continue reading

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Clubcall: How We Got Our Club News In The Past

I was recently teaching a group of 8 year old Japanese kids the fascinating art of giving your telephone number in British English. A redundant feature of the modern world but the powers-that-be think they need to know that oh is said … Continue reading

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TF Top 5……Lame Halloween Activities For Kids

Following the huge popularity of the top 5……lame Christmas activities feature last December it is time to cash in on the success of that and, true to form, Tokyo Fox has managed to cobble together an equally feeble Halloween edition! With October 31st drawing ever … Continue reading

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A Spook-tacular Halloween (2014)

As an adult, the years fly by these days but for kids 365 days is a very long time and the Halloween party for them remains a very popular event. Hopefully, during that gap the majority of the annual attendees … Continue reading

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Teaching IELTS Classes At A Local University

Thanks to an ever growing network of connections I occasionally get offered temporary or part time teaching projects which I often turn down as five (sometimes six!) regular days work each week is more than enough for me. However, one came up … Continue reading

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