Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Toyo Gakuen students and teachers participate in English language conferences

Autumn is a busy season for language learners and teachers in Japan. Many conferences are held in Autumn. Next Sunday The 3rd JALT Joint Tokyo Conference will be held at Toyo Gakuen's Hongo campus. Last year, the 2nd JALT Joint Tokyo Conference was held at Toyo Gakuen University and some Togaku students attended. They enjoyed it very much. Please read this comment by a Togaku student about last year's conference.

Toyo Gakuen students and teachers are participating in PAC7 at JALT2008 too.

In November, Togaku students and teachers will be participating in the ETJ Tokyo Expo. The ETJ Tokyo Expo will be held at Toyo Gakuen Hongo campus. I will be making a presentation I hope you'll come.

Toyo Gakuen students and teachers are working hard to make learning and teaching English better in Japan!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Toyo Gakuen University Freshman English 2 - Reading Unit 7 Celebrity Interview

Today we are continuing Unit 7. Here's some of the new vocabulary. Click the links for example sentences (例文) collocations and idioms.

Today we will review these words and learn some collocations and we learn more about adverbs (副詞).


Friday, September 26, 2008

Toyo Gakuen University Interest-based English: Travel Lesson 2

Unit 2: Can I have your passport, please?
Today we are going to learn how to speak to an immigration officer.
First, Let's learn some useful vocabulary. Click this link: Travel English.
Let's play some games with the new vocabulary. Click this link: TYG Travel English.
Let's practice key vocabulary from Passport using vocabulary flash cards made by a Togaku student. Click this link: Daiki's Travel English Vocabulary List.
Now let's practice speaking to an immigration officer. Click this link: Passport On-line Activities.
Let's also do some listening practice. Click this link: Immigration and Customs
Did you enjoy this lesson? Please write a comment.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Toyo Gakuen University Interest-based English 12 - Lesson 2: Simple Plan

Today we are going to listen to a song by Simple Plan. Please read the profile below.

Simple Plan

Today we are going to watch the video for Perfect. Click this link:

Here's a list of key vocabulary to help you understand the song:
  • think back
  • grow up
  • according to plan
  • wasting time
  • disapprove
  • good enough
  • nothing lasts forever
Go to space alc to get a Japanese translation of these phrases.

Some interesting facts about Perfect:
  • It is featured on the game Karaoke Revolution Volume 2.
  • Perfect is Simple Plan's biggest hit: #1 in Brazil, #6 in Australia, and #23 in America

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Back to School - Shibaura Institute of Technology

Today we started a new Listening and Speaking class at Shibaura Institute of Technology. The students made some rules. The rules for the students are in the picture below.

The students made some rules for me too. The rules for me are in the picture below.

I hope everyone can obey the rules.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Back to School - Toyo Gakuen University

The summer holidays are over. Semester two has started. Welcome back to school. In this post I have some information for the new students in the Travel and Homestay classes.

First, please click the link and watch my self introduction slide slow. Watch the slide show and answer the questions.

Next, please look at my travel map.

Now, click these links to learn some useful vocabulary: Travel English, and TYG Travel English.
Finally, students in the Travel English class should click this link: Passport On-line Activities.

Please post a comment. What do you want to learn this semester?