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Phase 2 of the KobeJET site relaunch is here! Along with the regular smattering of bug fixes and performance improvements, we bring you MAPS and MAPS!

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Seasonal recommendations

  • Pumpkin clip art

    Jack O'Lantern FUKUWARAI

    to practice basic directions and face parts This is a standard fukuwarai game, made for a Halloween lesson. Fukuwarai is a Japanese game, similar to pin the tail on the donkey, where a bind folded…
  • Scary jack o'lantern picture with wicked smile

    Halloween Fukuwarai

    To introduce students to Jack-o-Lanterns while using English directions. Summary: This lesson is based on the Japanese New Year's Game "Fukuwarai," where one person closes their eyes and another…
  • Tengu statue

    Do you know Tengu?

    Oral communication using the grammar point to describe monsters. This lesson is a result of discussion at Job Training 2012. Special thanks to Matt Sitchanoff, James Tohill, Alex Aono and Julie Tran…
  • Jack O' Lanterns

    Halloween jack o'lanterns

    To review future tense and give students a hands-on Halloween activity. Works naturally with JHS 2 because the textbook talks about jack o’lanterns and Halloween, but could be adapted for the other…
  • Jack O' Lanterns

    Halloween jack o'lanterns

    To review future tense and give students a hands-on Halloween activity. Works naturally with JHS 2 because the textbook talks about jack o’lanterns and Halloween, but could be adapted for the other…
  • A cartoon of a ghost and two kids dressed as goblins trick or treating

    Trick or Treat Game - times two!

    Practice simple English while learning about Halloween Here are two mini games I did with my grade 1's and 3's at elementary school. Both work best with lower grades (1-4) but can be adapted for…
  • Austin Mahone

    Say Somethin
    Austin Mahone

    • Music video with lyrics
    • Audio player
    • Lyrics table - translations and downloadable!
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    This is Halloween
    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    • Music video with lyrics
    • Audio player
    • Lyrics table - translations and downloadable!
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    This is Halloween
    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    • Music video with lyrics
    • Audio player
    • Lyrics table - translations and downloadable!

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Kobe Gaidai (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies)

By: Hannah Perry
Type: Location
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”Kobe Gaidai" is the nickname lovingly used by ALT(s) for the Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. It is a common venue for Kobe BOE-sponsored activities such as Summer School

Frankenstein cartoon

Culture Study (Frankenstein)

By: Eric Lundberg
Type: Lesson
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It's a powerpoint presentation on the story of Frankenstein.  It's made for middle school children.  Every slide has text on it.  Simply read the text on a slide and then move on to the next one.  The questions at the end could be skipped, used, or even changed.  The slide before the last slide is supposed to be question time about the topic…

An infographic on where certain letters' sounds are placed around the mouth.

Articulation

By: Feeya Asmal
Type: Information
1585

This is a guide to articulating the position of certain sounds in the English lesson.

When learning pronunciation of a new language it's important to be able to identify the differences in sound-making; i.e. the position of the articulators: lips, teeth, and tongue.

The…

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Body Parts Karuta Cards

By: Elisa Rudolph
Type: Lesson
1559

Funny and slightly challenging karuta cards for the vocab to the Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes song. Also includes feet, but you can delete that or switch it for hands or something.

Empowering Junior High School Students (SDC Workshop Handout)

By: Gregory Wolf
Type: Information
1567

This seminar (originally offered at an SDC) is intended to stimulate critical reflection on some of the foundational concepts that underly almost every aspect of our teaching and interaction with junior high school students inside and outside the classroom. Using material from a youth…

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