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Can you hear the song from that painting?

Did you know you have synaesthesia? Is number six always green? Can you hear music when you look at a painting? Can you smell the coffee on a poster? Do you hear the person as if she is in front … Continue reading

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When it gets tough

What do you do when you just want to pull your hair out, when your students are just not responding no matter what you do? I am all too aware that these are great chances for self-evaluation. There are just … Continue reading

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Knowing what to scrap and believing in yourself

My favourite day, Thursday again! Despite some nasty bugs going around, it’s nice to know you are in a place you enjoy being. Today though, my students, my team teacher and me were all a little lifeless. Many of us … Continue reading

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Sign language: the power of gestures

The other day I was watching this sign language learning programme on NHK Eテレ. As someone who has almost given up on learning Japanese, not only was I surprised by how much I was able to learn in a 15-minute … Continue reading

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Dogme from a textbook theme?

It was my twice-weekly 90-min pre-intermediate group. I have had them for almost a month. I am still feeling my way including the best way of starting the lesson. We have experimented several ways like plunging right in, starting off … Continue reading

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