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Japanese invite | HOW TO MAKE INVITATIONS AND OFFERS IN JAPANESE

HOW TO MAKE INVITATIONS AND OFFERS IN JAPANESE

Making invitations, proposals, and offers is important to learn in Japanese, and it’s also easy! In this article, we will learn and practise the Volitional Form of Japanese. In simple terms, this is a grammar form that expresses a willingness or desire to do something.   Before you do this lesson, check out our other …

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Japanese Shrine

JAPANESE KOTOWAZA AND THEIR ENGLISH EQUIVALENTS

The Japanese language uses lots of proverbs, idioms, and sayings. Japanese proverbs are called Kotowaza. Many of these share English equivalents (though some do not!). In this article, we look at many Japanese Kotowaza in English. Every example shows authentic examples – how Japanese speakers use them!   Japanese Kotowaza in English: 1 – 青は藍より出でて藍より青し …

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ESL Teacher

IS IT HARD TO BE AN ESL TEACHER? HERE’S WHAT IT TAKES!

So you’re thinking about teaching English? But you’re asking yourself, is it hard to be an ESL teacher. Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, an ESL teacher of 14 years tells all about the difficulties, rewards, ups, and downs of teaching English as a second language (ESL) or teaching English as …

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How To Motivate Weak Students In English

HOW TO MOTIVATE AND IMPROVE WEAK STUDENTS IN ENGLISH

There are many definitions of a ‘good’ language learner in modern English language teaching, and this raises the important question of how to improve weak students in English. We have moved from the era of the teacher as a source of explicit instruction to one where, often, they are seen as facilitators, with classes focused …

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