Now Available: An eBook of Essentials from Compelling Conversations – Japan!

January 13, 2018   Teachers and tutors of English: do you currently work with Japanese English language learners? Are you looking for engaging, fresh EFL conversation activities to guide your English students toward greater fluency? We are pleased to announce the release of Compelling Conversations – Japan: Essential Speaking Activities and Popular Excerpts for High-Intermediate Japanese...

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Compelling Conversations Vietnam bilingual supplement comes to Amazon Kindle!

November 2, 2017   Learn, work and dream in English! We are proud to release Compelling Conversations – Vietnam: Supplementary Bilingual English-Vietnamese Conversation Questions for Vietnamese Learners of English. A bilingual companion to last year’s second edition of Compelling Conversations – Vietnam, this book provides new context and easier access to conversational English for...

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Responses Needed: Teaching in Japan General Survey!

“When love is deep, much can be accomplished.” – Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998), Japanese violinist and world famous music educator What have you found satisfying about teaching English in Japan? How do you select or create EFL materials to help your students learn English? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started teaching English in Japan? We would like to...

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Now available: Compelling Conversations Vietnam bilingual supplement comes to Amazon Kindle!

“The mind is not a vessel that needs filling but wood that needs igniting.” —Plutarch (45-120), ancient Greek biographer and essayist Learn, work and dream in English! We are proud to release Compelling Conversations – Vietnam: Supplementary Bilingual English-Vietnamese Conversation Questions for Vietnamese Learners of English. A bilingual companion to last year’s...

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Coming Soon: An eBook of essentials from Compelling Conversations – Japan!

“No art or learning is to be pursued halfheartedly…and any art worth learning will certainly reward more or less generously the effort made to study it.” —Murasaki Shikibu (c. 973-1014), Japanese author, The Tale of Genji Same book, new look! Teachers and tutors of English: do you currently work with Japanese English language learners? Are you looking for engaging, fresh...

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Teaching Matters: Correcting Error in the Classroom

“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.” -Socrates (c. 470-399 BCE), Ancient Greek philosopher What are “good mistakes?” How can we – as teachers of English – encourage students to make more of them? When can we use error as an opportunity to increase students’ confidence in their speech? Recently, we’ve stumbled onto an...

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