What does Ikea and learning English have in common? Well, many things, but let’s focus on one- The Ikea Effect. We highly value what we create. Creating increases motivation and memorable learning. People like Ikea for many reasons but, they also enjoy building their own furniture. It boosts their pride, engagement, and confidence when they … More Creating Adds Value When Learning English
How many of you are studying for the TOEIC or IELTS test? What test-taking strategies do you have for the listening sections? Yumi, one of my clients, wrote the following advice for the listening section of the TOEIC test. However, I think her advice could be helpful for all tests. I was surprised by this advice because I’ve … More TOEIC Test-Taking Tip
How should you end your business email? This is a hot topic in one of my Business English classes right now. We are analyzing an email and questioned why the author ended their email to their boss with “Best wishes.” This ending didn’t match the tone of the email nor the relationship between the boss … More Business Email Help – The Ending
How often are you asking questions? The Learn While Creating process (PBLL) begins with questions in order to develop a question that will drive your project. Which of these tips could you do better? … More 5 Learning Habits For Success in English
TEDed is a great and free source to help you learn English. Here is an interactive lesson on Critical Thinking. The author offers a 5 step process to critically analyze any decision. How do you make decisions? Which decisions do you critically analyze? Access the lesson here!
Get FREE FEEDBACK and energize your learning by answering these 5 questions! … More Get FREE FEEDBACK and energize your learning by answering these 5 questions!
Get FREE FEEDBACK and energize your learning by answering these 5 questions! … More 5 Questions to help you learn English better!
Podcast Interview with Gordon Craig by Queenie Kawabe. … More Podcast: My story about living in Japan, developing, and choosing to work online.
I chose PBLL because it’s fun, effective, and rewarding. PBLL is a process of real world activities chosen by the participants and coach/facilitator, scaffolded to aid language acquisition by the coach, in order to construct a product that is communicated with the world. … More Why and What is Project Based Language Learning?
Effective learning is like hair care: Wash, Rinse, and Repeat until the desired outcome is achieved. … More Wash, Rinse, and Repeat