Items filtered by date: 3月 2019

金, 29 3月 2019 19:28


englishpool will be closed until next Tuesday, 9th April, for a short spring break.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

The Three Little Pigs cafe will be open as usual!


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 In the Saturday morning elementary B class we have a regular habit of starting the lessons with a 'quick' game of AGO, and usually one of the students will set the cards so I can't possibly win.

 This reached new heights last week when I discovered they had created a plan, on paper, of which cards each player should start with in order for Paul to lose everytime!

 Thanks children, but I would like to win just once in a while...

 ...oh, and by the way they think I set the timer for 10 minutes but actually it's only 8 minutes!

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土, 09 3月 2019 18:54

BrainBox AGO

  I was excited to receive this new game from our textbook suppliers,, yesterday.

  It's called BrainBox AGO and is a collaboration between the makers of BrainBox, Green Board Games in the UK and the makers of AGO here in Japan.

  I'd never seen the BrainBox range of games until now, but the game revolves around a box of cards featuring a content rich picture on one side, and a list of eight related questions on the other. The idea is to spend 10 seconds! looking at the picture, then roll the eight sided dice to determine which question you should answer.

 First impressions with my elementary students have been very favourable, even though they've complained that the time limit of 10 seconds is way too short!

 Looking forward to playing it in  ore classes next week.


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土, 09 3月 2019 17:20

Are you ready?

  As we approach the new school year, starting in April, I've changed the cover of our pamphlets, or chirashi.

  Out with the photographs of the classroom, and in with an eye catching image of a red double-decker bus.

  I've also added the  tag line is "Are you ready to start your English journey?"

  So far the reaction has been very positive.

  All aboard!

  You can find the chirashi at this link: englishpool Spring 2019 (PDF 297KB)

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