Monday, 29 July 2013

Teach English through Movie dialogue

Teach English Lessons in Japan - Movie Dialogues

If you're teaching English to students in Japan and are worried your lessons are becoming a little bit flat, then why not steer the lesson towards something that interests them, or interests you or preferably both. 

Short dialogues from movies can be studied in lessons or can at least be used to introduce vocabulary and grammar. For example, a lesson on asking questions about how one feeling could be introduced with this classic....

Keep having fun teaching in Japan punks...

Saturday, 27 July 2013




Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Great Result for the Yokohama Marinos

Well done to the Marinos for a 3-2 win over the English Champions in Yokohama. 

Although not too much should be read into pre-match friendlies, I can't help worrying a little bit for David Moyes. If Man Utd lose a couple of matches they would expect to win under Ferguson and Man Utd find themselves outwith the top four a couple of months into the season, then Moyes will find himself under severe pressure. I wouldn't be too surprised if he's out within the year. 

For some English Premier League English Language, check out the British Council's Premier League Site

Have fun teaching English in Japan.

Saturday, 20 July 2013



ちなみに「(日本の)参議院」は英語で "the House of Councilors (the Upper House)"、「選挙」は "election"、 「投票する」は"vote" と言います。



Tuesday, 16 July 2013

How can I get more language students?

How can I get more students contacting me for language lessons?

There are a couple of key things you can do to improve the chances of students contacting you for a language lesson. These are:

Add a professional looking photo, and smile - Looking too serious can be off-putting for potential students so we recommend smiling in your photograph. Most students don't want an overly strict teacher, rather somebody they can feel relaxed with. Looking professional also sends a signal to students that you are there to teach, and not mess around. 

Add a video - Adding a short introductory video to your profile will allow students to hear your voice and get an idea of your character. If the student can understand you clearly and gets a good idea of the type of teacher you are from your introduction, then it's likely they'll feel less intimidated about contacting you for a language lesson. Also OrangoJapan always makes sure profiles with videos have a prominent position in the site. 

There are other things which can help you get students but adding a video and a professional and friendly photograph are key. Good luck. 

Bye for now. 

Sunday, 14 July 2013

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Hi Language Teachers in Japan, 

Have you ever thought of adding a video to your teaching profile? Students like to see and hear their teachers before arranging a lesson so it's a good way of attracting more students to your profile. Add your video now to your profile at


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