Teaching English

I’ve not spoke much before about teaching English abroad, but I have taught English in a few countries and the subject of American and British English comes up quite often, especially if I (as primarily British English instructor) come across students who have only been learning American English. I don’t think it’s a very advanced topic which should be left until they already have a good grasp of one of the styles as the differences aren’t that much or even that important, so it’s good to get them out the way early or even do a simple 1 hour lesson on the difference. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →

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Helping Out

May 17, 2011 · 11 comments

As the work here in Fukushima is understandably slow so I’ve been helping out in evacuation centres around the area. Mostly people want English teachers for boosting morale and to help with children. The Fukushima prefecture has lost 60% of the foreign English teachers due to them moving abroad after the earthquake and tsunami (mostly teachers with children noticeably), so there are a lot of jobs going at the moment, when learning English is now more important than ever as it helps with communicating needs worldwide.

Evacuation centre March 11th Earthquake Japan

Boy walks from play area in evacuation centre

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