Monthly Archives: May 2012

Experimenting

I try to encourage my students to experiment with language. I tell them not to worry about mistakes and that trying to communicate is better than giving up and staying silent. This is usually good advice. Yesterday, however, perhaps it … Continue reading

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Good: Apryl Fool – Pledging My Time

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Neighbourly Assumptions

In a recent youtube video a fine fellow called MULLY discussed the issue of racism in Japan. He covered various aspects of perceived racism, one of which was that of landlords refusing to rent to foreigners. This is certainly an issue … Continue reading

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Teengenerate – Dressed In Black

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Sleepers

Sleepers are common in the Japanese classroom. Certain students develop an alarmingly regular habit of coming to class and promptly nodding off. Their teachers have various methods of coping with such inattention. These range from the gentle wakey-wakey shaking reminiscent … Continue reading

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Good: Street Exercise Equipment

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Bad: Odd Imperatives

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