• English Tea Time #13 – Changing Jobs

    English Tea Time #13 – Changing Jobs

    Hello there! In today’s newsletter, I’d like to talk about changing jobs. My Work Situation I have my own little English school in Japan. Actually, it’s just one big classroom in my house. I started the school in 2010 and mostly teach groups of children. Over the last few years, I’ve begun to worry about…

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  • English Tea Time #12 – A Fresh Start

    English Tea Time #12 – A Fresh Start

    Hello there! In today’s newsletter, I’d like to talk about starting afresh (new). Starting Anew April in Japan is when people all over the country start new schools, jobs, classes, and much more. For some people, they will move away, find a new home and start anew (again). For others, they will retire (finish working)…

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  • English Tea Time #11 – Practice or Practise?

    English Tea Time #11 – Practice or Practise?

    Hello there! In today’s newsletter, I’d like to talk about spelling differences between British and American English. But first, I would like to say a big THANK YOU and WELCOME to all my new blog subscribers (followers)! The last two weeks have been crazy! Two weeks ago I started a new YouTube channel and already…

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  • How Can I Improve My English?

    How Can I Improve My English?

    I’m often asked this question, and my answer comes down to four important things: Planning First Steps to Success: To get better in English, it’s important to have a good plan for studying. This will be the map you use for your English-learning journey. Choose materials that guide you step-by-step, like the “English File” series…

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  • New YouTube Channel!

    New YouTube Channel!

    Hi everyone, instead of the usual newsletter, this week I’d like to introduce my new YouTube channel and explain why I started it. A bit of history Although I started my YouTube channel five years ago, I didn’t get serious until the summer of 2021. I made some videos that simulated speaking tests from the…

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  • English Tea Time #10 – Cold Feet

    English Tea Time #10 – Cold Feet

    Hello there! Today, we’re going to talk about having cold feet and getting cold feet! Let’s start with the easier one. Right now, my feet are freezing (really cold!). I don’t know why, but they are. There’s a hot water bottle on the floor, but I can’t be bothered (won’t make an effort) to go…

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