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さよなら Japan,おひさしぶり Scotland

Posted in ESL, you tube with tags , , , , , , , on September 8, 2010 by EslImaginarium

Hey all,

It’s been ages since my last post and it’s about time I got back to the world of the imaginarium.

Since my last post I’ve been busy returning to ‘bonnie’ Scotland after 3 years teaching in Japan.

It was really emotional saying goodbye to all my wonderful students and fellow teachers.  I have so many fond memories and  miss everyone already.  Since leaving I decided to make a website for my students to keep them updated on what, ‘I like’.  I want to make it accessible to all my students so I have kept writing to a minimal for ease of understanding and i have kept it simple with mainly videos and images.  It’s like a little brother to the imaginarium but without the activities.

Check it out here.

Since returning to Edinburgh I have been really busy visiting families, friends and making the most of the Edinburgh Festival which is a fantastic cultural extravaganza.  While indulging in delicious food, wine and inspirational conversation, I have had little time to think about my upcoming Masters or this blog.  To be honest it has been nice moving my head space away and recharging so that I’m ready for the exhausting year ahead.  I will be very busy studying an MSc in TESOL and I hope I can use this blog as a place to experiment with ideas and also a place to unload some of the new information I will obtain.

I want to leave you with my favourite esl websites which I used while teaching in Japan:

1. MES english – Great flashcards and ideas for teaching Junior High School ‘English Club’

2. Dream English- Fun songs and flash cards for Elementary School

3. Englipedia – My saviour when using the comprehensive English books supplied to all  Junior High Schools throughout Japan(I contributed several lessons to this site)

4. One Stop English / English 4 U- Very useful for private lessons

Before I go I want to share this hilarious video.  I taught eigo notes last year and this video brought on a massive fit of  the giggles:

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