The Greenlist of English Schools in Japan

Thoughts and Opinions on Teaching English in Japan, plus many lists of good schools in Japan at our homepage. You can post your resume or job for free too. Check out the homepage!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lexxica wins Awards

Tokyo based venture, Lexxica, enters real life Dragon's Den and slays the competition

The G-Startup venture business competition was held on Wednesday April 27 in Beijing as part of the 2011 Global Mobile Internet Conference. The competition provides a big stage for small start ups to garner international media attention at the popular Global Mobile Internet Conference, which, for the first time ever was held in Beijing this year. Thousands of venture capitalists, telcom execs, and members of the international press watched in awe as 20 feisty entrepreneurs armed with little more than big ideas battled it out for fame and precious capital in a grueling question and answer session with five top venture fund managers from Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo and Beijing.

When the dust cleared, one venture was left standing - Word Engine powered by Lexxica. Word Engine provides special purpose vocabulary knowledge testing and training solutions to schools, universities, textbook publishers and e-learning content providers. "The deals we have in trials with distributors in China now are worth at least $5 million to us this year and potentially $50 million each year thereafter," reports Guy Cihi, CEO and co-founder of Lexxcia. "After a long 'beta' testing period involving thousands of students and hundreds of universities, we are ready and confident to do business with distribution partners on a global scale," he beamed.

The judges agreed and Lexxica took top honors by besting 9 very sharp competitors hailing from all parts of the world.

See the Word Engine for Japan here:
See the Word Engine for China here:

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

How to teach ESL

Youth is the time to learn and a time to explore. Everyone would agree with me if I say that youth is the best time to learn. Learning is easy and the receptors of young boys and girls work at full potential. With the passage of time, these receptors start deteriorating and the intake of a person decreases considerably.

At the same it is also easier to teach anything to young people more so than preschoolers, toddlers or old men and women. Youth is a time of being inquisitive and curious.

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George Carlin - The American Dream

George Carlin on the American Dream, but in a way he could be talking about the job offerings for English teachers in Japan. We will give you a shitty job and you are gonna like it. What happened to English schools paying decent pay for decent work?


Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Future of Education in Japan and abroad

(Pictured a White Heron in Japan, photo by Richard Baladad)

The Future of Education in Japan and abroad

I was inspired by Sir Ken Robinson`s first talk on, as well as reading about schools like Summerhill in England, and sharing my ideas with like-minded teachers.

I was a very creative, but bored student throughout school. My IQ tested high, my teachers liked to tell me, but I found what we were forced to learn, was often unpalatable. I wanted to do my own projects. Read More


Friday, April 22, 2011

Find students for free in Japan

TEFL Franchise - Tired of working for the Bossman?

How to get your own English Students in Japan

by Kevin R. Burns

I was tired of working for others so started my own English school in Japan. Maybe you have ambitions like this too?

You don`t need to start a full-fledged school like I did. But imagine being able to pay off your rent every month, take your sweetie out for nice dinners whenever you want, and be able to bank a lot of cash, all by working a little bit more each week. Read More


A-Z is an awesome site for your students!

A-Z is an awesome site for your students!

Offers free printable worksheets can be used for elemenatary education and home
school curriculum.

Common sense practice worksheets can seem hard to find. Ours are generally easy
to find using our two left navigation columns. Use the left nav for elementary
education subjects and our extra column to go to sub-topics. Our search boxes
are very handy for finding such as printable Math sheets.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Vocabulary Notebook

Some of our best articles ever!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

(SICSS 2011) 17-20 August 2011- Shanghai, China‏

We are grateful for your support. Up to date, SICSS has received over 520 papers/abstracts submissions which are sending to invited reviewers. As requested by many scholars particular from scholars in Japan in recent days, the executive committee in yesterday meeting has decided to extend the submission due date to 15 April 2011 (Friday).

For the submissions before March 15, the acceptance/reject results will be sent to each author on April 15. For the submissions during March 16 - April 15, the papers/abstracts will be reviewed on rolling review. Usually, it takes 3-4 weeks for reviewing full papers, while it takes 1-2 weeks for reviewing abstracts. Notably, only full papers will be considered competitive papers for possibly being published in Journals.

Should you have any inquiries related to SICSS 2011, please contact the secretariat of Higher Education Forum.
Important Dates:
‧ Deadline for Submission of the Abstract: April 15.2011
‧ Date for Notification of Acceptance / Rejection: April 15, 2011
‧ Final Manuscript Due: May 15, 2011
(1)Management Research Review (ISSN ; 2040-8269)
Communication of emergent international management research
(2)Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence (ISSN ; 1798-0461)
(3)Antiqua (eISSN 2038-9604) published by PAGEPress, Pavia, Italy (ISSN ; 2038-9604)

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Teach in Japan at AlivEnglish

AlivEnglish is located in Shonandai, Fujisawa in Kanagawa. Learn more about this interesting

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Realizing Autonomy - A One Day Conference from the JALT LD SIG

29 October · 09:00 - 18:30

Nanzan University, Nagoya

‘Realizing Autonomy’ is a book and a conference from the Learner Development Special Interest Group of the Japan Association of Language Teachers. The book will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in Autumn 2011, edited by Kay Irie and Alison Stewart, and with contributed chapters from Richard Smith & Naoko Aoki, Scott Thornbury and classroom practitioners in a variety of teaching contexts. The conference will be held on October 29th in Nagoya, Japan. Please visit the website at to learn more, register and submit a paper proposal.


Fifth Annual Japan Writers Conference

Fifth Annual Japan Writers Conference


This is to announce the Fifth Annual Japan Writers Conference. It will be in Kobe this year at Kobe Shion Women`s University on October 15th and 16th, 2011. Please mark your calender and plan to join us.

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