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にこにこEnglish||Shine song through Animoto.com

Natsuco put this together...

 

Direct download: Shine__on_animoto.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49am JST

Here is a video someone made for Heart for Japan.  Thank you!

Heart for Japan is a Christian organization looking for mission minded individuals

who are self suported for the first few months of work and would like to teach English.

Check it out.

Direct download: 1Heart_for_Japan-iPod.m4v
Category:general -- posted at: 6:40pm JST

Just a small Okonomiyaki Party in Japanese.... which are called Japanese pancakes but I call then Japanese omlets.

( ^.^ )(^.^ )

Direct download: Okonomiyaki-ipod.m4v
Category:Video Clips -- posted at: 10:21am JST

One Dumb Gaijin's Chain School Experience in Japan- Edited Comedy (Clean)

Direct download: OO5_Of_Rice_and_Japanese.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm JST

One Dumb Gaijin's Chain School Experience in Japan- Edited Comedy (Clean)

Direct download: OO4_Of_Rice_and_Japanese.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm JST

One Dumb Gaijin's Chain School Experience in Japan- Edited Comedy (Clean)

Direct download: OO3_Of_Rice_and_Japanese.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16pm JST

One Dumb Gaijin's Chain School Experience in Japan- Edited Comedy (Clean)

Direct download: OO2_Of_Rice_and_Japanese.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm JST

One Dumb Gaijin's Chain School Experience in Japan- Edited Comedy (Clean)

Direct download: OO1_Of_Rice_and_Japanese.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Christmas is not a national holiday as is December 23 here in Japan. Emperor Akihito was born the 23rd of December in 1933, and this day is rememered by everyone. The Emperor's Birthday (tenno no tanjobi) is a national holiday, and Christmas is not.  Christmas is, however, celebrated by an increasing number of Japanese and this song is by Japanese Christians singing a J-pop style song which was a Christmas give-a-way on CD at the local Christan book store a couple years ago. I do not know who it is so if anyone does know, please post a comment on the web page so that we can give the group or individuals the credit they deserve.  Ultimately, all praise and golry to the author of Christmas, which is Christ Jesus of Nazareth, of whom this song was intended to glorify or praise.  Enjoy.

Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

( ^.^) (^.^ ) MIJ-001 Moving Into Jesus Series by Joyce Pogacic For more on this please visit www.MovingIntoJesus.com

Direct download: Joyce_Moving_Into_Jesus_Part_001.m4a
Category:INPUT -- posted at: 2:01pm JST

( ^.^) (^.^ ) MIJ-001 Moving Into Jesus Series by Joyce Pogacic

Category:INPUT -- posted at: 2:34pm JST

This takes place in Indonesia. (WMP format)

Direct download: Dini_ub_Undonesia.wmv
Category:INPUT -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Khalil is from Egypt. Formally a radical, but now radically changed. Here is his testimony.  Read it and you will soon be so captivated that you won't even notice the language differences.  If you speak Egyptian Arabic then you can watch this too.  As an English speaker it gives you a new perspective in how to watch interesting movies. It was my first time to see this.  It is a free download in WMV format so that others can watch who need it most.  You can find it on arabic sites translated into English if you google "Khalil in Egypt". This one is in the MP4 format but not formatted for the iPod. Soory. Download it and watch it on your computer on a much bigger screen please.  You will need the extra visual realestate. Enjoy!
Khalil's Testimony

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Merry Christmas Everyone ! ! ! Christ was born and showed us how to serve others and glorify the Father. This episode is a short Japanese cultural update in how to return those containers with presents in them back to their rightful owners... Not Empty. Remember - O - KA - E - SHI : OKAESHI
おかえし . Be sensitive, server others and glorify the Father. Blessings !

Direct download: OKAESHI5mbCulturalSensitivity.m4v
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Here is just a few stills put together. Enjoy ( ^.^)(^.^ ) Minoh National Park, Minoh City, Osaka, Japan Across the street from the City Hall is our teaching facility and recording studio. Come and join us! -Harvest Japan

Category:Japan -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Here is a great bilingual church that is held in the afternoons on Sunday in Hyogo between Osaka and Kobe. Near the new Nishinomia Garden Mall, this church has good worship and young people from all over. For wonderful Christian fellowship between Osaka and Kobe, this place is not to hard to find as you walk out just in front of the Nishinomia station on the Hankyu Line. From Umeda just get on the Kobe bound train on track #9. For more information please visit www.crossroad-web.com or www.crossroad-web.com/en/ The main leaders are Pastor Mark and Fumi Sensei. These are great folks who were a part of KBF (Kobe Bible Fellowship) five years ago and decided to start another church fellowship in Nishinomia. The service here starts at 2:30 PM in Nishinomia and the KBF bilingual services in Kobe start at 10:30 AM with more Chinese members attending and an international service at 4 PM for English speakers. Both places are great churches. If you are in the area and you don't have a home church then get plugged into one of these bilingual churches or if you are in Northern Osaka in the Hokustesu area then check out www.ChristOfAllNations.com. Loads of fun, fellowship, adventure, and spiritual growth for all.

Category:CHURCH -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

This is a fifty dollar course that you can take in Tokyo, Osaka, or Kyoto. It is only three hours long and the three hundred dollar courses are two day events which are the same thing but just more exposure. Here we learned 15 games teaching English using cards, memory, creativity, and our Japanese. This is for local teachers so if you do not understand Japanese then there is no need to download this podcast. Photos are out of sync but for every click in the audio that is where the next photo should have been placed. No time was spent in editing but if you want to learn more please buy the book "BB CARD-O" ISBN 9784862231598 for about twenty-five dollars in Japan (Japanese Only). Each student must buy their own set of cards which also runs about fifty each. It is an investment well worth the rewards as children eagerly learn how to win fun card games while speaking out in complete sentences and using substitution phrases in the more advanced levels. Players of all ages can enjoy these games and teachers are welcome to alter the games to make them even more creative or challenging. It's estimated that more than one hundred widely varying games can be taught in six days of training or just buy the book (2500円) to save yourself hundreds of dollars... but the training is still worth every penny!

Category:ESL Ministry -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Thanks Aaron for the great times in Osaka. Hope you come back with some ESL2 experience under your belt... something which you can use one day at one of the churches here in Osaka hopefully. Glad to hear that you are doing well up there. Keep up the good work, encourage your brothers at that small church, make friends, evangelize, and see God do the rest.

Direct download: Aarons_List_of_5.mp3
Category:INPUT -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Thanks for the input Diane. Blessings to you and your English ministry to the Asians in Southern California, your Bible studies, and mission trips to Israel (and Japan). We'll keep you in our prayers.

Direct download: Dianes_List_of_10_Must_Have_Items.mp3
Category:INPUT -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

This is Pastor Bobby from the Emergent Church. We are relatively current with the times, always looking to share our purposeful joy and fun Christian fellowship with others. We will make you feel comfortable in our midst so we welcome you to come visit our church. Happy April 1st (^.^)(^.^)

Direct download: RnF_Relevant_Church_AD2.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

   (10MB Shorter Version)

Direct download: 2_How_To_Receive_Eternal_Life_SHORT.mov
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Words of Comfort- by Ray Comfort.

Direct download: RC-_Militant_Evangelism_Ray_Comfort.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Hell's Best Kept Secret || Ray Comfort || Free Distribution

Direct download: RC_Hells_Best_Kept_Secret-_Ray_Comfort-_Original.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Thursday Night Bible Study at Christ of All Nations (dot) com... Come and join us someday!


If you are a born-again believer and would like to serve at a church in Japan as a Bible and English teacher, please register for an online meeting (go to www.haert-for-Japan.com). One does not have to have experience teaching English, but should have a willing heart to serve others and welcome new experiences.

www.Heart-for-Japan.com
Direct download: Chrysalis_illustration_CoAN_TH_Night.m4a
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 1:01pm JST

How Much Can You Be Stretched On the Mission Field? (Even if it were by Balam's Donkey... ) Are you looking forward to getting stretched on a mission trip abroad? Listen up and find out more ( ^.^)(^.^ )

Direct download: Diane_on_Missions_2_shorter_edited_version.m4a
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

The Great Atheist Debate On Campus || Ray Comfort || Free Distribution

Direct download: RC_Ray_Comfort_Athiest_Debate_BCAD.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

True & False Conversion || Ray Comfort || Free Distribution

Direct download: RC_TrueFalse_Conversion_Ray_Comfort.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

NARNIA || Ray Comfort || FREE DISTRIBUTION

Direct download: RC_Narnia_By_Ray_Comfort.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Three Minutes to Live || Ray Comfort || Free Distribution

Direct download: RC_3_minutes_to_live_Ray_Comfort.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

A Testimonty by Ray Comfort

Direct download: RC_Rays_testimony.mp3
Category:TESTIMONY -- posted at: 11:00pm JST

What Hollywood Believes || Ray Comfort || Free Distribution

Direct download: RC_What_hollywood_believes_Ray_Comfort.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

This is from the movie we all watched at church (Christ of All Nations) in Minoh, Osaka. It is an eternal life confirming movie you can see on the internet if you google JELLYFISH MAN. It is only 25 min to see the movie or here is an audio interview taken in the UK about the same thing. It is great to listen and see both! Enjoy.

Direct download: Jellyfish_Man.mp3
Category:TESTIMONY -- posted at: 11:00pm JST

Andrew is the Pastor in training at Christ of All Nations, 3-4-17 Onohara-Higashi, Minoh-shi, OSAKA. Short Testimony.

Direct download: Andrews_Testimony_7.7.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Misha's testimony is translated into Japanese! Check it out - 20MB MP3

Direct download: Misha_Thompsons_Miracle_Bilingual.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Great Mission Story Part 2 || David Hamilton - Faith, Finances, and Giving.  Visit YWAM.org

Direct download: David_Hamilton_-_Faith_Finances_and_Giving_-_Part_2.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 2:01pm JST

Great Mission Story Part 1 || David Hamilton - Faith, Finances, and Giving.  Visit www.YWAM.org

Direct download: David_Hamilton_-_Faith_Finances_and_Giving_-_Part_1.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

By Kieth Green.

Direct download: BEST-_Dying_To_Self_-_1_of_2.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 1:01pm JST

By Kieth Green.

Direct download: BEST-_Dying_To_Self_-_2_of_2.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

WAY OF THE MASTER RADIO discusses Sin vrs. Godly Fear and Salvation || How much can one sin without sinning (way of thinking) verses the POV of fearing the Lord for His eye is always everywhere ||+ 5 minute tag of Militant Evangelism . Free Distribution of Ray Comfort and Way of the Master materials available at: www.wayofthemaster.com, livingwaters.com, and wayofthemasterradio.com

Direct download: RC_WAYofthe_MASTER_How_much_is_too_much_sinmilitant_evangelism.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

"2nd post"
Direct download: Natsukos_Baptism_SHORT_65MB.m4v
Category:House Church -- posted at: 1:05pm JST

Plain RTF file only for any word-pro (word processor) application made on a Mac with Text-Editor.  All platforms OK! Download it here by pasting the below URL into your browser and hit return:

http://media.libsyn.com/media/cteij/BaptismScript-Eng-Japanese.rtf
Direct download: BaptismScript-Eng-Japanese.rtf
Category:House Church -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Here is another Harvesters home-church baptism with Natsuko San but Ryosaku San of the same fellowship got baptized in the following month at CoAN Church because that is where he originally went forward for confession and/or repentance.   Natsuko-s baptism here warmed everyone's hearts in this small Home-Church group.  Longer clips can be viewed, downloaded or subscribed to at www.HouseChurch.asia and if you need to baptize others the same bilingual script can be downloaded at http://media.libsyn.com/media/cteij/BaptismScript-Eng-Japanese.rtf



    
Category:House Church -- posted at: 1:01pm JST

  A wonderful tear filled baptism with humility and fruit of repentance.
Direct download: Baptism_at_MMK2.m4v
Category:House Church -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Miso Recipes by Michiko Learn how to cook Japanese food before you leave for Japan. So much can be made with Miso ( ^.^)(^.^) It is a large iPod and PC video download of 138 MB Instructions include Kanji with translation and name brands. Learn some Japanese along the way and have fun cooking. Corrections (should there be any) can be made in the show notes of the following episode... How to make "Pilaf" rice with a rice cooker is in lesson two, the next episode. Have Fun With Miso ( ^.^) (^.^ ) Blessings, Nikoemon- Osaka, Japan
Direct download: COOK_with_Michiko_1.1.0_miso.m4v
Category:Cooking -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Ai San 愛  at a small growing Home Church in North Osaka.
Direct download: Ai-s__BaptismNOV18.m4v
Category:House Church -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Medicine you can get in Japan. How not to choke on certain brands. What not to take before class for bad breath. Other comments welcome and they can be posted here. 7MB Photo-Cast. Take an iPod Photo or Video-Pod with you when you go to the drug store and show them what you think you want or need but this is not to be taken for medical advice.
Direct download: MedicinePhotoCast.m4a
Category:How To... -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

This one was posted for a friend... 4MB Vid-Cast
Direct download: Cold_Medicine_Favorite_MOV.m4v
Category:How To... -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

A comical VID about how to make Misou Soup acted out by Aaron and Michiko.  Laugh or cry, either way... learn how to have fun making misou siru and forgive Aaron for the "peace out" gestures as Michiko gets excited about adding Mochi.  Even soup stock is spelled in the form of bamboo.  Here, syndicated from Osaka are some fun tips of how to make and shopping photos of what to buy for Misou Soup.  God Bless!
Direct download: Michi_Makes_Misou_1.m4v
Category:Cooking -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

For more information please email us at  info[AT]harvestjapan.com ( ^.^)(^.^ ) Must be born-again, have a heart or a call for Japan, and well supported with prayer.  

Direct download: 2010_Pray_for_Harvesters.m4a
Category:INPUT -- posted at: 2:01pm JST

For more information please email us at  info[AT]harvestjapan.com ( ^.^)(^.^ ) Must be born-again, have a heart or a call for Japan, and well supported with prayer.  

Direct download: 2010_Pray_for_Harvesters.mp3
Category:INPUT -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Chikuzenni Consists of the Following Ingredients: Renkon (Japanese Potato?), Takenoko (Bamboo), Gobo (Burdock?), Konnyaku (Devils Tongue?), Toriniku (Chicken) and Ninjin (Carrots) || If we have more time then we can do a real cooking episode with Kyoko || This video is a remake of yesterdays video. The prior release (the day before) had a slight misspell. Kimpira was supposed to be spelt as Chikuzenni.... gross error! Anyway, hope the mistake has been properly corrected. || Thanks for the great meal, yet Kyoko knows that we would say "Blessed are they which hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled -  Isaiah 55:1"
Direct download: Chikuzenni_Kyoko_Re-edited_4MB.m4v
Category:Cooking -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Feel free to send comments to harvestjapan@gmail.com or fill out an EFL work application for CTESOL (Christians Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) located at the top left side of our podcast page url: osakapodcast.com Thanks
Direct download: COOK_with_Michiko_1.4.0.m4v
Category:Cooking -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

More Recipes by Michiko. Learn how to cook Japanese food before you leave for Japan. So much can be made with rice, meat, vegtables and eggs ( ^.^)(^.^). It is a large iPod / video download of 85 MB. Instructions include Kanji with translation and name brands. Learn some Japanese along the way and have fun cooking. Corrections (should there be any) can be made in the show notes of the following episode... only one more edited episode after this. Have Fun Cooking With Michiko and Nao ( ^.^) (^.^ ) Blessings, Niko, Osaka, Japan
Direct download: COOK_with_Michiko_1.3.0.m4v
Category:Cooking -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Pilaf Rice by Michiko Learn how to cook Japanese food before you leave for Japan. So much can be made with Rice ( ^.^)(^.^) It is a large iPod and PC video download of 55 MB Instructions include Kanji with translation and name brands. Learn some Japanese along the way and have fun cooking. Corrections (should there be any) can be made in the show notes of the following episode... What more to cook with Pilaf Rice in the next two episodes. Have Fun Cooking With Michiko and Nao ( ^.^) (^.^ ) Blessings, Niko Osaka, Japan
Direct download: COOK_with_Michiko_1.2_.0_pilaf_rice.m4v
Category:Cooking -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Direct download: Fun_Teaching_Countables.m4a
Category: MET TRAINING -- posted at: 3:10 AM


Countable nouns:

Most of the nouns are countable. You can combine them with numbers, e.g one, two or three. Here is an example:

one pencil
two pencils
three pencils
etc.


Uncountable nouns:

These nouns can't be combined with numbers. Here is an example:

water

If you want to express a quantity, you have to use a special phrase e.g. a glass of water.

NOTE:
Some nouns can be either countable or uncountable. We recommend to use a good dictionary. Here is an example, too. hair - hairs

You've got some hairs on your T-shirt. (There might be 5 or 6 of them.)
Your hair looks lovely. (Here you think of the hairstyle.)

 

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If you are an American or Canadian passport holder, born-again, believe in the trinity, believe in Jesus Christ the redeemer, read the bible daily and obey it,  and have prayed about doing missions abroad then please visit HarvestJapan.com and/or make a comment or request at www.ESLministry.com

Thank you for the Harvesters are few but worthy!

Category:MET TRAINING -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Each Spider on Scientific Drug Test. Funny but Serious.
Direct download: Spiders_on_Scientific_Drug_Test_in_Canada_10MB.m4v
Category:Video Clips -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Game Directions: If 7 people are playing like we did here then each person can write their own story on 7 different peaces of paper in any one specific order. We wrote statement, here, in the order of 1-when, 2-where, 3-who, 4-what, 5-how, 6-why, and -7-IF.... and that last one is a real hanger. Next we assigned numbers to each of these story writers and we each passed out our own stories according to the number order listed above (and the stories were written in that order as well). Finally each person shuffled these notes in their hands and starting with the first person (1- When) through the last person, we read these funny ad-lib like stories in same order (but shuffled). It helps when everyone in the room is on the same page and same mood (funiki or fuinki).
Direct download: 5W-H-IF_Game_Video.m4v
Category:Video Clips -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Game Directions: If 7 people are playing like we did here then each person can write their own story on 7 different peaces of paper in any one specific order. We wrote statement, here, in the order of 1-when, 2-where, 3-who, 4-what, 5-how, 6-why, and -7-IF.... and that last one is a real hanger. Next we assigned numbers to each of these story writers and we each passed out our own stories according to the number order listed above (and the stories were written in that order as well). Finally each person shuffled these notes in their hands and starting with the first person (1- When) through the last person, we read these funny ad-lib like stories in same order (but shuffled). It helps when everyone in the room is on the same page and same mood (funiki or fuinki).
Category:Video Clips -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

This movie was for our  CoAN  community and other friends who came afterward.
Direct download: Easter_Day_CoAN_and_Expo_Night.m4v
Category:Video Clips -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Where Has Mat Taken the Gospel? Funny Video.
Direct download: Where_Has_The_Gospel_Reached_21MB.m4v
Category:Video Clips -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Fall happens around mid-November in the Kansai Area || A 22MB Vidcast of the Fall leaves and a few students || Thank you!  Romans 1:19~25 What may be known about God the Creator has been made pain since the beginning of His creation. His invisible qualities, eternal power and divine nature clearly stand out from what has been made.
Direct download: 2006_Fall_Leaves_NNEC_22MB.m4v
Category:Video Clips -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Just another boring "Practicalities" Vid-Cast just in case you hope to clean that Japanese sink... like after the New Year or O-SHYO-GA-TSU . Don't know what to get? Just ask for Home-Cleanser

HOMU-KURENZA

at your local SU-PA- (supermarket). Take Care of That Sink and do not buy the CO-OP name brand or any thing else for half the price.  They DO NOT WORK so just pay the full two and a half dollars for this stuff.  Buy the Real Thing!
Direct download: Shine_Your_Sink.m4v
Category:How To... -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Gokichan means cockroach. This show can show you how to get rid of them if you ever do see one around. No, there is really no cockroaches in Japan, ha-ha. Just empty cockroach traps. None ever caught in my house yet... at least not inside my house, but only outside! Good thing, eh!. You can watch this if you have never seen a cockroach house before... otherwise it can be skipped. 4MB Short!
Direct download: Gokichan_PhotoCast.m4a
Category:How To... -- posted at: 9:50am JST

How to put a cockroach house together. 17 MB Video
Direct download: GokichanHouseMovie.m4v
Category:PRACTICALITIES -- posted at: 1:01pm JST

Showa Day (Showa no hi): The birthday of former Emperor Showa. Before 2007, April 29 was known as Greenery Day. Greenery Day, however, is now celebrated on May 4. Showa Day is part of the Golden Week... the first holiday starting off Golden Week (probably the longest holiday for most workers in Japan).
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Here is a good way to save money if you are a business owner. We hope you already know this as it can save hundreds of dollars per month.
Direct download: SaveMoneyOnKeitaiForwarding.m4a
Category:How To... -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Here is a good way to save money if you are a business owner. We hope you already know this as it can save hundreds of dollars per month.
Category:How To... -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Shopping for smelly but tasty beans in Japan (m4v iPod file) Please note that you can always visit us at www.osakacast.com www.osakapodcast.com and ESL2.com Japanese cooking lessons coming next!
Direct download: 3_Nattou_Shopping_with_Asuka.m4v
Category:How To... -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Christian || Shopping for Noodles in Japan.m4v Please note that you can always visit us at www.osakacast.com www.osakapodcast.com and ESL2.com
Direct download: 2_Noodles_with_Asuka_2.m4v
Category:How To... -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

For more information click on the "culture" link at www.osakapodcast.com or Google "Kodomo no Hi" and  you can even see pictures of Japanese carp (or koi) flying in the sky... several at a time.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Shopping for Rice in Japan (m4v iPod file) At Gyomu Su-pa with Asuka Please note that you can always visit us at www.osakacast.com www.osakapodcast.com and ESL2.com Cooking lessons coming soon!
Direct download: 1_Rice_with_Asuka.m4v
Category:How To... -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

The history of Japan after the 1550's. Christian Influence in the late 1550's. Comments are welcome: info@osakapodcast.com
Direct download: CC03_HwH_MP3_Christianity_in_Japan_Retake.mp3
Category:Japan -- posted at: 1:00am JST

CLASS-04 History with Hiroko || MP3 || OsakaPodcast Japan
Direct download: CC04_HwH_MP3_Japan_in_Isolation.mp3
Category:Japan -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

The history of Japan after the 1550's. Christian Influence in the late 1500’s. Comments are welcome: comments@osakapodcast.com
Direct download: CC03_HwH_AAC_Christianity_in_Japan_Retake.m4a
Category:Japan -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

The history of Japan up to the 1550's. Not necessarily concise but I think it is OK (Nikoemon). Comments are welcome: comments@osakapodcast.com
Direct download: CC01_HwH_MP3_History_of_Japan_prior_to_Christian_influence.mp3
Category:Japan -- posted at: 1:00am JST

Spring Eqinox Day (Shunbun no hi): Graves are visited during the week (Ohigan) of the Equinox Day.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

The opposite of Valentine's Day: Men give cakes or chocolates to women. It is not a national holiday and neither is Valentines Day.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Apple TV Version

Here is the Baptism Script:

" (Name) , do you believe that you are a sinner and that Jesus Christ, God incarnate, took your sins upon Himself and died in your place, and was then resurrected, triumphing over sin, in order to save you from damnation, so that you may enjoy everlasting life with Him, both here on earth and forever more in Heaven?
Candidate: "Yes."
「(洗礼を受ける方の名前)さん、
あな たが罪人でありながらも、あなたを地獄から救う為に、人としてこの世に来られた子なる神イエスキリストが、あなたの罪を担ってあなたの身代わりとなって十 字架上で死なれ、そして死にさえ打ち勝ち、復活されたことによってあなたがこの世でも天国でもイエスと共にいられる永遠の命を与えられたことを信じます か?」

洗礼を受ける方:「はい、信じます。」


" (Name) , have you accepted Jesus Christ as your savior?"
Candidate: "Yes."
「(洗礼を受ける方の名前)さん、イエス・キリストをあなたの救い主と信じ、受け入れ ましたか。」
洗礼を受ける方:「はい、信じ、受け入れました。」


“ (Name) , have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord?"
Candidate: "Yes."
「(洗礼を受ける方の名前)さん、イエス・キリストをあなたの主として受け入れました か。」
洗礼を受ける方:「はい、受け入れました。」


 " (Name) , do you now promise with the power of the Holy Spirit to live as a follower of Jesus?"
Candidate: "Yes."
「(洗礼を受ける方の名前)さん、聖霊の力によって、イエ ス・キリストとともに歩むことを、今約束しますか。」
洗礼を受ける方:「はい、 約束します。」


 " (Name) , I now baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit."
「(洗礼を受ける方の名前)さん、父と子と聖霊の御名によってあなたに洗礼を授けま す。」

Direct download: Japan_AyaTakashiBaptised4AppleTV.m4v
Category:House Church -- posted at: 2:01pm JST

Here is the Baptism Script:

" (Name) , do you believe that you are a sinner and that Jesus Christ, God incarnate, took your sins upon Himself and died in your place, and was then resurrected, triumphing over sin, in order to save you from damnation, so that you may enjoy everlasting life with Him, both here on earth and forever more in Heaven?
Candidate: "Yes."
「(洗礼を受ける方の名前)さん、
あな たが罪人でありながらも、あなたを地獄から救う為に、人としてこの世に来られた子なる神イエスキリストが、あなたの罪を担ってあなたの身代わりとなって十 字架上で死なれ、そして死にさえ打ち勝ち、復活されたことによってあなたがこの世でも天国でもイエスと共にいられる永遠の命を与えられたことを信じます か?」

洗礼を受ける方:「はい、信じます。」


" (Name) , have you accepted Jesus Christ as your savior?"
Candidate: "Yes."
「(洗礼を受ける方の名前)さん、イエス・キリストをあなたの救い主と信じ、受け入れ ましたか。」
洗礼を受ける方:「はい、信じ、受け入れました。」


“ (Name) , have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord?"
Candidate: "Yes."
「(洗礼を受ける方の名前)さん、イエス・キリストをあなたの主として受け入れました か。」
洗礼を受ける方:「はい、受け入れました。」


 " (Name) , do you now promise with the power of the Holy Spirit to live as a follower of Jesus?"
Candidate: "Yes."
「(洗礼を受ける方の名前)さん、聖霊の力によって、イエ ス・キリストとともに歩むことを、今約束しますか。」
洗礼を受ける方:「はい、 約束します。」


 " (Name) , I now baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit."
「(洗礼を受ける方の名前)さん、父と子と聖霊の御名によってあなたに洗礼を授けま す。」

Direct download: Aya_n_Takashi_Baptised_for_iPod.m4v
Category:House Church -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

( ^.^)(^.^)^.^) All over Japan people speak with different dialects. Check out this episode if you are a lover of foreign languages.

Episode 053- A Special Episode on Japanese Dialects.


Direct download: Japanese_Dialects_for_VERY.mp3
Category:Learn Japanese -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

( ^.^)(^.^)^.^) All over Japan people speak with different dialects. Check out this episode if you are a lover of foreign languages.

Episode 03- A Special Episode on Japanese Dialects.


Category:Learn Japanese -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Doll's Festival (Hina Matsuri). A.k.a. Girl's Festival
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Get the  books on BB Cards for more games.  About $25 for more than 100 games. Loads of fun!
Direct download: 15_BB_Game_ACC_95MB_.m4a
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

( ^.^)(^.^)^.^) Learn the difference between Hyojungo and Kansai Ben with Natsuco. Episode 02- "I Think So".

JAPANESE || 02 - Hyojungo and Kansai Ben with Natsuco !
Direct download: Natsuco____Feelings_002.mp3
Category:Learn Japanese -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

( ^.^)(^.^)^.^) Learn the difference between Hyojungo and Kansai Ben with Natsuco. Episode 01- "That's over my head" (I don't know).

JAPANESE || 01 Hyojungo and Kansai Ben with Natsuco!


Direct download: Natsuco____Feelings_001.mp3
Category:Learn Japanese -- posted at: 3:01pm JST

Words of Comfort- by Ray Comfort


If you are a born-again believer and would like to serve at a church in Japan as a Bible and English teacher, please register for an online meeting (go to www.haert-for-Japan.com). One does not have to have experience teaching English, but should have a willing heart to serve others and welcome new experiences.

www.Heart-for-Japan.com
Direct download: RC-_How_to_Get_On_Fire_For_God_Ray_Comfort1.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Game Directions: If 7 people are playing like we did here then each person can write their own story on 7 different peaces of paper in any one specific order. We wrote statement, here, in the order of 1-when, 2-where, 3-who, 4-what, 5-how, 6-why, and -7-IF.... and that last one is a real hanger. Next we assigned numbers to each of these story writers and we each passed out our own stories according to the number order listed above (and the stories were written in that order as well). Finally each person shuffled these notes in their hands and starting with the first person (1- When) through the last person, we read these funny ad-lib like stories in same order (but shuffled). It helps when everyone in the room is on the same page and same mood (funiki or fuinki).


If you are a born-again believer and would like to serve at a church in Japan as a Bible and English teacher, please register for an online meeting (go to www.haert-for-Japan.com). One does not have to have experience teaching English, but should have a willing heart to serve others and welcome new experiences.

www.Heart-for-Japan.com
Category:Teaching & Events -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

This was made from media taken from Mr. Kennedy's camera. || After knowing her call (a two week ministry trip to Japan), Diane first filled out the 20 question application at www.ctesol.net and got a phone call later that week. It only takes a moment to fill out the request/application form. The harvest is great but the workers are few. Luke 10:2 Praise Him who made all things, knows all things, and orchestrates all things. Thank you for coming to Japan, Diane, in January 2007. 83MB Video [ WITH CAPTIONS ] Re-edited Version.


If you are a born-again believer and would like to serve at a church in Japan as a Bible and English teacher, please register for an online meeting (go to www.haert-for-Japan.com). One does not have to have experience teaching English, but should have a willing heart to serve others and welcome new experiences.

www.Heart-for-Japan.com
Direct download: Diane_2007.m4v
Category:Teaching & Events -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

In Japan, women give chocolates to men on Valentine's Day. It is not a national holiday
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

National Foundation Day (Kenkoku Kinenbi): According to the earliest Japanese history records, on this day in the year 660 BC the first Japanese emperor was crowned.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

A two or three minute clip taken inside the classroom of a dialogue from Expressways 2. Working on R and L and a Japanese English words like AISLE not included in this clip. What we call a church aisle in English is called a Virgin Road. This excerpt was omitted from the clip here, but we will soon cover more Japanese English terms in later episodes. On another note, what we think are easy words like aisle may tend to be more difficult than what we may imagine them to be. It is good to give the students time to absorb the material after the role-play reading and then have them remember it by mote. In this way, the Expressways or even the Side by Side series (by Bill Bliss and Steve Molensky) are much more challenging and entertaining to role play as students struggle through what would otherwise be an easy task. When done correctly, they are challenging textbooks and students of various levels can work out the same book, class and time-slot. Classes can be fun and challenging at seemingly all levels and this make for less stress or headache on behalf of the teacher.  


If you are a born-again believer and would like to serve at a church in Japan as a Bible and English teacher, please register for an online meeting (go to www.haert-for-Japan.com). One does not have to have experience teaching English, but should have a willing heart to serve others and welcome new experiences.

www.Heart-for-Japan.com
Direct download: Class_Sample_R_L_JPeng_intro.m4a
Category:CLASS -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Beginning of spring (Setsubun): Setsubun is not a national holiday, but celebrated at shrines and temples nationwide.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

This time it turned out to be mostly food words that popped up in the game but wasabi wasn't mentioned in turn.  Check it out.  It is a fun game.

If you are a born-again believer and would like to serve at a church in Japan as a Bible and English teacher, please register for an online meeting (go to www.haert-for-Japan.com). One does not have to have experience teaching English, but should have a willing heart to serve others and welcome new experiences.

www.Heart-for-Japan.com
Direct download: Shiritory_Game_1.mp3
Category:Teaching & Events -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Movie || Arabs Love Jesus, Dini's Testimony - This true story takes place in Indonesia. It is in a Windows Media format but should be able play via Apple's Quicktime Player.

Category:INPUT -- posted at: 11:36pm JST

“Are You Really a Christian?” by Todd Friel
Delivered at Bethel, Texas.
Download the text to go along with this great sermon by copying and pasting the below link into your browser. MSword document (pc/mac compatible)
http://media.libsyn.com/media/cteij/Sermon_at_Bethel_Texas_by_Todd_Friel.doc


If you are a born-again believer and would like to serve at a church in Japan as a Bible and English teacher, please register for an online meeting (go to www.haert-for-Japan.com). One does not have to have experience teaching English, but should have a willing heart to serve others and welcome new experiences.

www.Heart-for-Japan.com
Direct download: Sermon_at_Bethel_TX_by_Todd_Friel.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Coming of Age (Seijin No Hi): The coming of age of 20 year old men and women is celebrated on this national holiday
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Introducing Lets Go for teaching young learners in East Asia.  Please visit www.oup.com for more information in your country about free workshops, downloads, or the limited exchange program.


Direct download: LG-B9_Teaching_Children_from_the_Lets_Build_pages_in_Lets_Go.mp3
Category:ESL Ministry -- posted at: 2:02pm JST

This episode is called the "it" factor. Some teachers got "it" and some don't. For this reason the churches that implement rotating Missionary English Teachers each year in their CTESOL schools usually have 2 teachers when working with children in order to maintain the "it" factor when, for example, a good Missionary English Teacher leaves and is replaced by someone green who may or may not have the "it" factor. We talk about the "it" factor here and CTESOL Churches understand how to maintain an integral classroom presence among young learning children in Asia when good METs leave. It may not be helpful but it is a good listen and very short.

If you are a born-again believer and would like to serve at a church in Japan as a Bible and English teacher, please register for an online meeting (go to www.haert-for-Japan.com). One does not have to have experience teaching English, but should have a willing heart to serve others and welcome new experiences.

www.Heart-for-Japan.com
Direct download: Andrew_TESOL_with_kids.mp3
Category:ESL Ministry -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

New Year (Shogatsu) This is the most important holiday in Japan. While only January 1 is designated as a national holiday, many businesses remain closed through January 3.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Here is a Japanese House Church event that took place some time ago but it may not have been posted here so this is a possible re-post. The B1 group had a special guest from Redding California so it's in English too. 


If you are a born-again believer and would like to serve at a church (or through a House Church) in Japan as a Bible and English teacher, please register for an online meeting (go to www.haert-for-Japan.com). One does not have to have experience teaching English, but should have a willing heart to serve others and welcome new experiences.

www.Heart-for-Japan.com
Direct download: B1-HomeChurch-PastorFromReddingTranslated.mp3
Category:CHURCH -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Here is just a few stills put together. Enjoy ( ^.^)(^.^ ) Minoh National Park, Minoh City, Osaka, Japan Across the street from the City Hall is our teaching facility and recording studio. Come and join us! -Harvest Japan
Direct download: Minoh_Falls_Aug_26th_2009.m4v
Category:Japan -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Here is a great bilingual church that is held in the afternoons on Sunday in Hyogo between Osaka and Kobe. Near the new Nishinomia Garden Mall, this church has good worship and young people from all over. For wonderful Christian fellowship between Osaka and Kobe, this place is not to hard to find as you walk out just in front of the Nishinomia station on the Hankyu Line. From Umeda just get on the Kobe bound train on track #9. For more information please visit www.crossroad-web.com or www.crossroad-web.com/en/ The main leaders are Pastor Mark and Fumi Sensei. These are great folks who were a part of KBF (Kobe Bible Fellowship) five years ago and decided to start another church fellowship in Nishinomia. I believe the service here starts at 2PM and the KBF bilingual service starts another hour or two after that in Kobe. Both are great churches. If you are in the area and you don't have a home church then get plugged into one of these bilingual churches. Loads of fun, fellowship, adventure, and spiritual growth.
Direct download: Nishinomia_Crossroad_Fellowship.m4v
Category:CHURCH -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

This one sparrow sounds like a "Pachinko" machine in a Japan.
Direct download: Yuki.m4v
Category:How To... -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Khalil is from Egypt. Formally a radical, but now radically changed. Here is his testimony. Read it and you will soon be so captivated that you won't even notice the language differences. If you speak Egyptian Arabic then you can watch this too. As an English speaker it gives you a new perspective in how to watch international movies. It was my first time to see this ( ^.^)(^.^ ) It is a free download in WMV format if you Google search it - just Google it. You can find it on Arabic sites with English as well -Khalil in Egypt- There are several more titles just as good. This one is in the MP4 MOV format. Enjoy! Khalil's Testimony

Direct download: KhalilsTestimonyMP4.mov
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:01pm JST


Counting Tips and Tricks in the ELL/ELT/ESL/EFL/ESP classroom.


Countable nouns:

Most of the nouns are countable. You can combine them with numbers, e.g one, two or three. Here is an example:

one pencil
two pencils
three pencils
etc.


Uncountable nouns:

These nouns can't be combined with numbers. Here is an example:

water

If you want to express a quantity, you have to use a special phrase e.g. a glass of water.

NOTE:
Some nouns can be either countable or uncountable. We recommend to use a good dictionary. Here is an example, too. hair - hairs

You've got some hairs on your T-shirt. (There might be 5 or 6 of them.)
Your hair looks lovely. (Here you think of the hairstyle.)


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If you are an American or Canadian passport holder, born-again, believe in the trinity, believe in Jesus Christ the redeemer, read the bible daily and obey it,  and have prayed about doing missions abroad then please visit HarvestJapan.com and/or make a comment or request at www.ESLministry.com

Thank you for the Harvesters are few but worthy!

Direct download: Retake-_Fun_Teaching_Countables_55MB.m4a
Category:MET TRAINING -- posted at: 2:18am JST

If you are an American or Canadian passport holder, a born-again believer, read your bible daily and have prayed about doing missions abroad then please visit HarvestJapan.com and make a comment or request at www.ESLministry.com


Direct download: Fun_Teaching_Countables.m4a
Category:MET TRAINING -- posted at: 4:10pm JST

Countable nouns:

Most of the nouns are countable. You can combine them with numbers, e.g one, two or three. Here is an example:

one pencil
two pencils
three pencils
etc.


Uncountable nouns:

These nouns can't be combined with numbers. Here is an example:

water

If you want to express a quantity, you have to use a special phrase e.g. a glass of water.

NOTE:
Some nouns can be either countable or uncountable. We recommend to use a good dictionary. Here is an example, too. hair - hairs

You've got some hairs on your T-shirt. (There might be 5 or 6 of them.)
Your hair looks lovely. (Here you think of the hairstyle.)

Category:CLASSROOM CLIPS -- posted at: 4:07pm JST

The Christian Podcast from Osaka Japan || Short Intro Please note that you can always visit us at www.osakacast.com www.osakapodcast.com and ESL2.com
Direct download: CHRISTIAN_BREIF_INTRO.m4a
Category:Japan -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Missionary English Teachers...
Direct download: H-04_Harvest_Japan_dotcom.mp3
Category:INPUT -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

H-02 Life in OSAKA JAPAN (Episode 2) by Aaron M. and Nikolas K.  For more information about living in Minoh, Osaka as a foreigner then please visit http://www2.city.minoh.osaka.jp/BUNKOKU/KOKUSAI/GUIDEBOOK/contents.html
Direct download: H-02L_OSAKA_LIFE_18MB.mp3
Category:INPUT -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

A little about the Longman Tour, immigrations building no longer at Midomorimachi, chocolate giving day, the student hike, missionaries in the area, and Aarons food of the day.  If there are any North Americans who are mission minided and would like to teach abroad in Japan and become a tentmaking Missionary English Teacher, please visit www.HarvestJapan.com
Direct download: H-03_Feb14th_and_Longmans.mp3
Category:INPUT -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

H-01 Pray And Harvest (First Things First- Episode 1) by Aaron M. and Nikolas K.
Direct download: H-01_Pray_and_Harvest_-_FIrst_Things_First_15MB.mp3
Category:INPUT -- posted at: 3:00pm JST

Are you Born Again, read your bible daily, interested in missions, over 20 years old, want to teach English and the Bible overseas, love working with children, a lively energetic individual, can eat anything (even raw fish), and loves people then please email us at  MET [AT] Harvest Japan.com or fill out the form at www.ESLministry.com

Direct download: ESLministryPLUG.mp3
Category:PLUGS -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Billy Blanks at Christ of All Nations Church, Osaka, Japan on March 31st, 2009.  Enjoy the clips or come join us in person at 3-4-17 Onohara Higashi, Minoh, Osaka, Japan for a 4:30 PM Sunday Service Potluck Party every month on the last Sunday of each month and it's bilingual .... Japanese and English.  It is at the www.bestMEA.com PINK building and if you are looking for an English teaching job then click on that link.  Actually, we need a lot of hits there so PLEASE, just visit www.bestMEA.com so it can get a higher rank in the search engines even if you are not looking for a real job in Japan. Peace Out! BestMEA.com (DIG IT)
Direct download: Billy_Blanks_Short_Illustrations.m4v
Category:CHURCH -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Is Genesis Myth or History? Check it out and/or watch the videos at http://www.answersingenesis.org/media#/video
Direct download: Genesis_Myth-or-History.mp3
Category:Christian -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

An interesting listen from Answers in Genesis with Ken Ham.
Direct download: Intelligent_Design.mp3
Category:Christian -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

JOHN PIPER IN ROMANS 7
Direct download: 3_Dead_to_the_Law_Serving_in_the_Spirit_-_Part_4b_1214.mp3
Category:Christian -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

JOHN PIPER IN ROMANS 7
Direct download: 2_Dead_to_the_Law_Serving_in_the_Spirit_-_Part_3b1130.mp3
Category:Christian -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

JOHN PIPER IN ROMANS 7 IS ALWAYS GOOD STUFF
Direct download: 1_Dead_to_the_Law_Serving_in_the_Spirit_-_Part_3a_1129.mp3
Category:Christian -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Born-again Bible-reading English speakers from North America are invited to post questions and/or resumes at www.ESLministry.com and others are invited to post questions, comments, and/or resumes at www.ESLjobs.asia - Thank you for praying for the Christian harvesters in East Asia. 

Direct download: MET_4.m4a
Category:MET TRAINING -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Born-again Bible-reading English speakers from North America are invited to visit www.ESLministry.com and others are invited to post questions, comments, and/or resumes at www.ESLjobs.asia - Thank you for praying for Christian harvesters in East Asia. 


Direct download: MET_4.mp3
Category:MET TRAINING -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Born-again Bible-reading English speakers from North America are invited to post questions and/or resumes at www.ESLministry.com and others are invited to post questions, comments, and/or resumes at www.ESLjobs.asia - Thank you for praying for the Christian harvesters in East Asia. 

Direct download: MET_3.mp3
Category:MET TRAINING -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Bible reading born-again native English speaking North American may post questions and/or resumes at www.ESLministry.com and everyone else may post questions, comments, and/or resumes at www.ESLjobs.asia - Thank you for praying for the Christian harvesters in East Asia.  This is an ACC (enhanced) MET Training Podcast for believers who have a call on their heart to teach the Bible and English in Japan. || ESLMET || Training Audio-02(enhanced) for Missionary English Teachers || 20 MB Download ||
Direct download: MET_2.1ACC.m4a
Category:MET TRAINING -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Bible reading born-again native English speaking North American may post questions and/or resumes at www.ESLministry.com and everyone else may post questions, comments, and/or resumes at www.ESLjobs.asia - Thank you for praying for the Christian harvesters in East Asia.  This MP3 (non-enhanced) MET Training Podcast is for believers who have a call on thieir heart to teach the Bible and English in East Asia. || ESLMET || Training Audio-02(mp3) for Missionary English Teachers ||12 MB ||
Direct download: MET2mp.mp3
Category:MET TRAINING -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

HOW TO ADAPT EFFECTIVELY AND GRACEFULLY IN JAPAN or EAST ASIA [1] Be a learner, observe carefully, and take advice. Proverbs 13:13 [2] React to things with a joyful heart - Proverbs 15:15 [3] Cheerfully enjoy the differences and thankfully relish all the experiences ( ^.^) Put your best into all that you do! Proverbs 15:30 [4] Get excited over the small victories and other "small" things you discover. Be positive of the outcome for God is sovereign! Proverbs 16:4,9 [5] God can use me in every situation, even in the difficult situations. 1 Peter 4:8 [6] Be "Yasashi" and "Akarui" and love the people. Psalms 43:3
Direct download: ctesol1intro.mp3
Category:MET TRAINING -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Here are some reasons why people in East Asia like to study English so much. If you have a call on your heart to serve in East Asia as a Missionary English Teacher, please visit http://ESLministry.com
Direct download: Why_Is_English_Emphasized.mp3
Category:CTESOL -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Evangelism tips and how to bridge the gap when sharing your faith in East Asia. For more information on the Creation model, please visit http://www.answersingenesis.org OR you can some books and DVDs at the bottom of this site at http://www.answersingenesis.org/creation/v22/i1/creation.asp
Direct download: Ken_Ham_in_Japan.mp3
Category:INPUT -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Happy New Years from Osaka, Japan!
Category:INPUT -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

New Year's Eve (Omisoka): December 31 is not a national holiday.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

This Japanese song 傷痕 by the Christian group Genuine Grace was freely released on a Christmas CD probably as a Christian evangelical tool for the Christmas season.  Now is the best time to share the gospel of Christ and His redeeming power as everyone here in Japan can see the name of Christ, the name above all other names, in Christmas when you point out to them in the spelling.  

Also, thank you everyone for you prayers as Ai's birthday in the November episode of Japanese-English was not only a physical birthday but also her spiritual B-day too ( ^.^)^.^)^.^)... in Sanda, Hyogo-ken at a Home Fellowship there.  Thanks to Teacher Mitsuo and also Yoko for their input and training in establishing another Home Church in our area after Ai's baptism and for donating this song too.

Enjoy 傷痕 by Genuine Grace and if you would like to see more songs by this artist, please visit your "Local Japanese Christian Book Store"  or maybe they have it on iTunes.
Direct download: Free_JP_Christmas_Song_about_Gods_Love..mp3
Category:PLUGS -- posted at: 2:00am JST

Emperor's Birthday (Tenno no tanjobi): The birthday of the current emperor is always a national holiday. If the emperor changes, the national holiday changes to the birthday date of the new emperor.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Can you say them?
Direct download: JP_Tongue_Twister.mp3
Category:CLASS -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

The time limit to exchange your Level 1 and Level 2 books to the "Third Edition" has ended but now it's time again to tear out the first page(s) in your Level 3 Teachers Manual(s) and mail them to OUP for a free exchange and upgrade to the new edition that just came out. Check them out! Third Edition Level 3 books, manuals, and more are now available. Levels 4 and 5 will be out in 2008. Many of us use English Land, Up and Away, Kids Talk by William Stark in Kobe, Matsuka Phonics Institute, and many other sources but the best seller nationwide for teaching kids in Japan is the Let's Go series by Oxford University Press with free animated computer English lesson games in the -3rd Edition- Student Books. With the new Skills Books, homework is a breeze and the Let's Begin is great new edition for preschoolers. Great improvements by OUP!!! ( ^.^)(^.^ )
Direct download: Lets_Go_3.mp3
Category:PLUGS -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Sorry but this may not be as helpful as it was intended to be but it might be slightly interesting if you like sandals or clogs... Japanese clogs or other.
Seta have no rubber on the bottom. Zori do have rubber on the bottom and both are flat and both may have tatami like mats where you place your feet.  Set are probably less common.  Geta used to be flat elevated clogs that were great for mud trekking (just joking but that is what they look like with the twin towers on the bottom. A rarer kind of geta had only one tower elevated vertically or diagonally beneath the sole making the task of walking a balancing act. Nowadays, geta can be purchased with the two elevated towers on the bottom but are commonly preferred without these towers and look more like a wooden clog low heel sandal with a material thong on the top.  This is in ACC format as a PhotoCast so take the time to decipher which photo is what as we did not have time to put the photos in order. Also, as Kinsaku San commented on towards the end... if anyone knows what the Shiritori Game is called in English other than "Ending Mora Word Game" please comment on this post at our web page. Thank you. Episodes about Christian TESOL and regulations are due soon in 2008. 
Direct download: Kinsaku_ZORI_SETA_GETA.m4a
Category:CLASS -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

If you have a game idea that you would like to submit via our Beep Talk USA line, please do so at +1-309-404-0610 or submit an email to us at info [at] teach - esl . net
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Englishschoolsforsale.com is where ESL and EFL schools can be listed.  Free listings for English schools for sale in the developed areas of East Asia where complete freedom of religion is practiced.  All other schools of other countries are asked to donate a small fee.  Include photos and more. Free listings at http://www.sellyourenglishschool.com and view the results (if there be any) at www.MyESLschool.com and MyEFLschool.com  . Schools sell fast so be on top of it if you are in the market for bidding on an English School.
Direct download: SellYourSchool.m4v
Category:PLUGS -- posted at: 7:31pm JST

A counting game that requires Student Cards or handmade word cards.
Direct download: G_Play_Flip_It.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Labour Thanksgiving Day (Kinro kansha no hi): A national holiday for honoring labour.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Need to get rid of some stuff... give it away or sell it for free at Kansai-Free-Ads.com 
Direct download: Kansai-Free-Ads.m4v
Category:PLUGS -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

A vocabulary game that requires Student Cards or handmade work cards.
Direct download: G_The_Circle_Game.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Seven-Five-Three (Shichigosan): A festival for children, Shichigosan is not a national holiday.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Free Vehicle Advertising in Kansai. If you need to sell or give away a car, motorbike, or scooter, please visit: http://naomi.ws and list it or find it here. Listings and photos are FREE! (NAOMI.WS)
Direct download: Naomi.ws_Cars_Ad.m4v
Category:PLUGS -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Another game that requires Student Cards, but teaches the phrase "I don't know".
Direct download: G_Pass_the_Card_Game.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Culture Day (Bunka no hi): A day for promotion of culture and the love for freedom and peace. On the culture day, schools and the government award certain persons for their special, cultural activities.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 5:07pm JST

Paper Driver- Another Wasei Eigo Word (Japanese English). This one is for Ai because it is her Birthday today! Ai is the main gal talking who is the star of this Paper Driver episode and she is a Paper Driver in real life... in the context of Wase-Eigo (Japanese English). Other JAPANESE ENGLISH words include: アフターサービス afut?s?bisu after service customer service, user support, after care, service English アイドル aidoru idol (teen) idol, pop star English アイス aisu, ice, ice cream and ice pops, English アイゼン aizen (Steig)eisen (meaning 'climbing iron' or 'crampon') crampons German アメフト amefuto Ame(rican) foot(ball) American football English アメリカンドッグ amerikandoggu, American dog, corn dog, English アニメ anime, anima(tion) animation, animated cartoons/films (note: although anime has been reborrowed into English with a meaning of "Japanese animation", in Japanese the term refers generically to all animation) English アンケート ankēto enquête questionnaire, survey French アンニュイ annyui, ennui, ennui, boredom French アパート ap?to, apart(ment) apartment (US), flat (UK), though Japanese ap?to are usually in small two-story wood-structure buildings, not multistory complexes as in the American usage English ア? apo appo(intment) appointment English 〜アップ ~appu up(grade) to upgrade or improve (something). Coupled with English or pseudo-English nouns that indicate what that something is; e.g., version-up: upgrade (software), buy the next-better version or model of something, improve the appearance of something; image-up: improve the image of, improve one's outward appearance; manner-up: improve one's manners, learn (proper/better) manners or etiquette; power-up: an object that instantly benefits or adds extra abilities to a video game character; base-up, level-up: take to the next or a higher (basic) level of quality; also base-up (frequently abbreviated bea): to raise the base wage of the workers, a frequent goal of the shunt? English アロエ aroe, aloe, aloe, Dutch アル?イト arubaito, Arbeit (meaning 'work' in German), part-time job, German アールブイ ?rubui RV truck, van, SUV, Recreational Vehicle, English アルコール aruk?ru alcohol, álcool alcohol, alcoholic beverage Dutch or Portuguese アウトコース autok?su, out course, outside, English ?ーゲン b?gen, bargain, a sale at a store, English ?イキング baikingu, viking, smorgasbord, buffet. It is said that this originated from the Imperial Hotel naming a SMORGASBORD (a Sweedish word) after the 1958 American film called - The Vikings- thus VIKING in Japanese English ?イク baiku, bike, a motorcycle, but not a bicycle English ?ージンロード b?jinr?do, Virgin Road meaning THE AISLE as in a Western-style or Christian wedding ceremony, English ?カンス bakansu, vacances, holiday vacation, French ブックカ?ー bukkukab?, book cover, dust jacket, English ?ックミラー bakkumir?, back mirror, rear-view mirror, English ?ック?ット bakkunetto, back net, a backstop (in baseball), English ?リアフリー bariafurī barrier free Accessible facilities for handicapped persons English ?リカン barikan, Bariquand & Marre Hand or electric operating hair trimmer, French ?スジャック basujakku, bus (hi)jack, a bus hijacking (possibly based on the English term "carjack") English ?ター bat?, butter, butter, sometimes used on Japanese food packaging to refer to margarine English ?ッティング battingu, batting or butting, Swing the bat in baseball; or, to project forward or propose competitively on business or others by two or more parties, like "butt heads" by animals. English ベビーカー bebīk?, baby car means a baby buggy, a stroller (US), pushchair or pram (UK) English ベッドタウン beddotaun, bed town, bedroom suburbs, bedroom community, dormitory suburb, commuter town English ビー玉 bīdama, vi(dro) (glass) + 玉 (dama, ball) marbles, Portuguese + Japanese ビロード or 天鵞絨 bir?do, veludo, velvet, Portuguese ビル biru, buil(ding), building (especially modern steel / concrete buildings), English ビール bīru, bier, beer, Dutch ボンベ bonbe, Bombe, a steel canister for storing pressurized gas, such as a propane tank, German ボールペン b?rupen, ball(point) pen, a ballpoint pen, English ボタン botan, botão, button, Portuguese ブランコ buranko, balanço, a swing, Portuguese  ブレザー burez?, blazer, blazer, or a Japanese school uniform that includes that garment. It usually has buttons down the front and a vest under it with a white collared shirt, English ブルマ buruma, bloomers, short pants worn for exercise by Japanese girls English  ?アガール chiag?ru, cheer girl, cheerleader, English 〜?ック ~chikku the "-tic" suffix, as in (roman)tic, (drama)tic ~esque, attached to a noun. For example, a product with cute character illustrations may be considered "Akihabara-chikku", English ?ンキ chinki, tinktuur, tincture, Dutch ?ュー?イ or 酎?イ chūhai 焼酎 (Sh?chū) + highball, Japanese + English ダブル(noun), ダブる(intransitive verb). Sometimes "W" daburu double (noun and adjective) double; (verb) to be redundant or doubled up English ダンプカー danpuk?, dump car, dump truck (US), dumper (UK), English ダストボックス dasutobokkusu, dust box, rubbish bin (UK), garbage can (US), English ダウンロードオンリーメン?ー daunr?doonrīmenb?, download only member, a computing leech, English デッドボール deddob?ru dead ball hit by a pitch English デコレーションケーキ dekorēshonkēki, decoration cake, a fancy cake English 電?レンジ denshirenji 電? (denshi) (meaning 'electron') + range a microwave oven Japanese + English デパート dep?to, depart(ment store), department store, English デスク desuku, desk, an editor for a certain section of a publication, derived from the English custom of calling the job a desk, as in "the sports desk" English ドイツ doitsu, Duits, Deutsch(land), Germany, German ドクター ストップ dokut?sutoppu, doctor stop, when the doctor tells a patient to stop doing something, English ドンマイ donmai, don('t) mi(nd), "don't worry about it", "don't pay (that) any mind (or attention)", "it's OK", "I'm OK", "no problem." Frequently used when something goes wrong English ドライ?ー doraib?, driver, a screwdriver ALSO a motor vehicle driver, English ドライブイン doraibuin, driver's inn, rest area, motor lodge English ドラマ dorama, drama, TV drama, English ドリフト or ドリドリ dorifuto or doridori, drift, drifting, in the sense of a car in the controlled skid used in drifting, English エアコン eakon, air con(ditioning), air conditioning, English - AV  a designated section in the video rental shop to avoid or a place to avoid-  AV, ēbui wasei-eigo AV- adult video, English - エキス ekisu, ex(tract), extract Dutch エ?ルギッシュ enerugisshu, energisch, energetic, German エンスト ensuto, en(gine) sto(p), stall (as in an automobile engine), English  エール ēru, yell (1) to cheer on a player in a sports competition; (2) to express support for a candidate in an election English エルエルシー ロングライフクーラント eruerushī ronguraifukūranto LLC long life coolant antifreeze coolants English エステ esute esthé(tique) beauty salon, esthetic clinic French  ファイト faito fight often used to mean "Do your best!" or "I'll do my best." English ファミコン famikon, Famicom listen (help·info) fami(ly) com(puter) the Nintendo Entertainment System English ファンファーレ fanfaare fanfare a musical fanfare English ファンタジック fantajikku fantasy + -ic fantastic English ファッションヘルス fasshonherusu fashion health a form of Japanese brothel English フェッ? fetchi fetch fetch English 〜フェ? fechi feti(sh) fetish (typically a sexual fetish but sometimes just referring to a distinctive preference) English フォアボール foab?ru four ball walk, base on balls, ball four English フライド?テト furaidopoteto fried potato french fries (US), chips (UK) English フライングスタート furaingusut?to flying start premature start, breakaway English フリーダイヤル furīdaiyaru free dial toll free call English フリーサイズ furīsaizu free size one-size-fits-all English フリーター furīt? free + contraction of Arbeiter (or free + time) underemployed young adults, people who opt to work (a series of) part time jobs rather than engage in permanent employment English + German フロント furonto front the front desk at a hotel English フロントガラス furontogarasu front glass windshield (US), windscreen (UK) English ガードマン g?doman guard man a (private) security guard, a person who directs traffic around work sites English ガラス garasu glas or glass glass (material) Dutch or English ガソリンスタンド gasorinsutando gasoline stand gas station (US), petrol station (UK) English ガッツ?ーズ gattsu p?zu guts pose fist pump, victory pose English ガーゼ g?ze Gaze gauze German ゲームセンター or ゲーセン gēmusent? or gēsen game centre video arcade English ゲレンデ gerende Gelände (meaning 'site; ground; premises') ski slope German ギプス or ギブス gipusu or gibusu Gips cast (sometimes gipusu means a plaster cast, while gibusu refers to a plastic brace) German ゴム gomu, gom, eraser, rubber, rubber band, Dutch ゴールデンアワー or ゴールデンタイム g?rudenaw? or g?rudentaimu golden hour or golden time, prime time in Japanese television, English グラス gurasu, glass, drinking glass, English グロ guro, gro(tesque), grotesque, English ギャラリー gyararī gallery an art gallery, audience, or a pool of celebrities on a program. English ?イカラ haikara "high collar" In 1920s Japanese slang, "haikara" referred to a person who was a slave to Western fashions, trends and values. See also the popular 1970s manga and anime, Haikara-san ga T?ru ("Here Comes Miss High-Collar"). English ?イ?ック hainekku high neck A turtleneck style shirt or sweater English ?ッカー hakk? hacker refers specifically to a computer black hat English ?モる hamoru harmo(ny) + -ru (Japanese verb ending) to harmonize (when singing) English + Japanese ?ンドル handoru handle steering wheel or bicycle handlebars English ?ンドル?ーム handorunēmu handle name handle, screen name English ?ンカ? hankachi han(d)kerchie(f) handkerchief English ?ンスト hansuto hun(ger) st(rike) hunger strike English ?ウス hausu (vinyl) + house greenhouse or glasshouse English ヘルスメーター herusumēt? health meter bathroom scales, scales English ヒステリー hisuterī Hysterie loss of (self) control German ホルモン horumon Hormon hormone German ホルモン焼?? horumonyaki Hormon + 焼??(yaki to roast or grill).[1] grilled organ meats (yakiniku-style) German + Japanese ホース h?su hoos a hose Dutch ホッ?キス hotchikisu Hotchkiss stapler (a genericized trademark of the E. H. Hotchkiss company, also used in Korea) English ホーム h?mu (plat)form a railway platform English ホワイトデー howaitodē, White Day- March 14, a month after Valentine's Day, English イエス iesu, Jesus, Jesus, Portuguese イェス iesu, yes, yes, English イギリス igirisu, inglês, English, England or the United Kingdom Portuguese イクラ ikura, икра (ikra), (meaning 'caviar') salmon roe Russian イメージ imēji, image an image, often used to indicate an artist's rendering or a graphic intended to provide a conceptual image of a situation; especially in advertising and design, a conceptual description intended to conjure a mental image of an abstract situation; (the public's) impression or perception of an entity. English インフレ infure infla(tion) inflation English インキー inkī in + key locking one's car keys inside of one's car English イヤー・オブ・ザ・コー? iy? obu za k?chi year of the coach (a title given to coaches by Asahi Shimbun and the Japan High School Baseball Federation) coach of the year English ジェンダーフリー jend?furī gender free gender equality, gender blind English ジェットコースター jettok?sut? jet coaster roller coaster English ジンギスカン jingisukan Genghis Khan Mongolian style barbecue with cut lamb and vegetables Mongolian ジーパン jīpan jea(ns) + pan(ts) jeans English ジュース jūsu juice often used to refer to soda or energy drinks, regardless of whether they contain any juice English カメラマン kameraman cameraman photographer English カーモン k?mon come on An invitation to join an activity or event. English カンニング kanningu cunning cheating English カッパ or ?羽 kappa capa (de chuva) (rain) coat Portuguese カラン karan kraan faucet Dutch カラオケ karaoke listen (help·info) 空 (kara, empty) + orche(stra) karaoke Japanese + English カリウム or カリ or 加里 kariumu or kari kalium potassium Dutch カルキ karuki kalk lime (mineral) Dutch カルピス karupisu cal(cium) + (sar)pis (Sanskrit for "good taste") Calpis (a milky Japanese soft drink) English + Sanskrit カルタ karuta carta karuta (Japanese playing cards) Portuguese カルテ karute Karte (a patient's) medical record German カステラ kasutera or Castella (pão de) Castela (bread from Castile) a kind of sponge cake popular at festivals and as a street food in Japan Portuguese キーホルダー kīhorud? key holder key ring English キリスト or 基? kirisuto Cristo Christ Portuguese キッ?ンペーパー kitchinpēp? kitchen paper paper towel English コーヒー or ?? k?hī koffie coffee Dutch コインランドリー koin randorī coin laundry laundromat (US), launderette (UK) English コック kokku kok a cook Dutch コミカライズ komikaraizu comic + -alize to make a comic strip (manga) version of an originally non-comic strip title, such as a novel, movie, or TV show. English コンビニ konbini conveni(ence store) convenience store English コンクール konkūru concours a contest, a competition French コンセント konsento concent(ric plug) power outlet English コップ koppu kop a glass or tumbler Dutch コラーゲン kor?gen Kollagen collagen German コスプレ kosupure cos(tume) play cosplay (a Japanese subculture involving dressing up in costumes, especially from manga, anime and video games) English クラブ or 倶楽部 kurabu club a club or society English クラクション kurakushon Klaxon horn (on an automobile) English クランケ kuranke Kranker patient German クリスタル kurisutaru crystal shiny or clear English キャンペーン kyanpēn campaign a sales campaign or sweepstakes English キャンピングカー kyanpinguk? Camping-car a recreational vehicle French-made English キャッ?ボール kyatchib?ru catch ball the game of catch English キャッ?ホン kyatchihon catch phone call waiting English キャッ?コピー kyatchikopī catch copy tagline English マグカップ magukappu mug cup mug English マイナスドライ?ー mainasudoraib? minus driver (flathead) screwdriver English マイ〜 mai~ my one's own. Common examples include my boom: personal taste; my car: one's own car; my home: one's own house; my pace: doing things at one's own (leisurely) pace, taking one's time (often somewhat derogatory) English マジックインキ majikkuinki Magic Ink (a registered trademark of Uchida Yoko Co., Ltd.) marker English マジックテープ majikkutēpu magic tape Velcro English マニア mania mania enthusiasm, enthusiast English マンション manshon mansion modern concrete apartment / condominium block English 満タン mantan 満 (man, full) + tan(k) full tank (as in the fuel tank of an automobile) Japanese + English マロン maron marron chestnut, metaphor for brown eyes French マザコン mazakon mother com(plex) Oedipus complex, or a strong attachment, formed in childhood, to one's mother, often used derogatorily; "girly man" English マゾ mazo (sometimes shortened to "M") masochiste masochist French メール mēru mail e-mail English メールマガジン mērumagajin mail magazine e-mail newsletter, ezine English ミイラ miira mirra (an oil used in preservation) a mummy Portuguese ミルク miruku milk milk, non-dairy creamer English ミシン mishin (sewing) machine sewing machine English モ?イル mobairu mobile mobile communications, mobile communications capability, or mobile communications devices, esp. PDAs and personal computers with wireless communications capabilities English モボ mobo mo(dern) bo(y) 1920s slang for young men adopting western styles and behaviours English モガ moga mo(dern) gi(rl) 1920s slang for young women adopting western styles and behaviours, flapper English モーニングコール m?ninguk?ru morning call wake-up call English モーニングコート or モーニング m?ninguk?to or m?ningu morning coat morning coat English モーニングサービス m?ningus?bisu morning service breakfast special English モラトリアム人間 moratoriamuningen moratorium + 人間 (ningen, person, human being) a person who, having completed education and other preparations, delays the transition from student to productive member of society, staying in an uncertain limbo of continued education, part-time work, and parental support (similar to freeter) English ムーディ mūdi moody nice English ムーンサルト mūnsaruto moon + Salto an artistic gymnastics maneuver. Also used to describe a professional wrestling maneuver. English and German ナイター nait? night + -er a night game English ナン?ーディスプレイ nanb?disupurei number display caller ID English ナン?ープレート nanb?purēto number plate BrE number plate, AmE license plate English ナトリウム natoriumu Natrium sodium (Na) German ノークレイムノーリターン n?kureimun?rit?n no claim, no return sold "as is" English ノルマ noruma норма (norma) (meaning 'standard; norm') quota Russian ノート n?to note a notebook (It is used with this meaning in the title of the manga series Death Note) English ニュー?ーフ nyūh?fu new-half A man that has undergone an operation to become a woman. English オー?ー ?b? over overreaction to a situation or the end of a dating relationship English オードブル ?doburu hors-d'œuvre hors-d'œuvre French (though probably from English, which uses the same term) OL ?eru O.L. (office lady) female office worker, usually in a clerical or support job English オフ ofu off a sale at a store; e.g., a "big summer off" (=big summer sale) English オンリーワン onrīwan "only one" (adjective) one of a kind or unique; e.g., オンリーワン技術 (~gijutsu: "only one technology") or オンリーワン商? (~sh?hin: "only one products") meaning one of a kind technology or products English オープンカー ?punk? open car convertible (automobile) English オーライ ?rai alrigh(t) alright, OK English オランダ oranda Holanda The Netherlands, Holland Portuguese オルゴール orug?ru orgel a music box or any instrument that operates off of a music roll such as a calliope Dutch オート?イ ?tobai auto bi(cycle) motorcycle, motorbike English パイン pain pine(apple) pineapple English パン or 麺麭 or 麪包 pan (often spelled this way on food packaging) pão bread Portuguese パ?ラー paner? panel + -er panelist English パンク panku punc(ture) flat tire English パンスト pansuto, pan(ty) + sto(cking), pantyhose English パソコン pasokon perso(nal) com(puter) personal computer (PC) English パンツ pantsu pants underpants (American English), pants (British English) British English ペアルック pearukku pair look matching outfits (usually between a couple) English ペンション penshon pension a resort hotel / chalet French ペーパーカンパニー pēp?ckanpanī paper company dummy company, shell company English ペーパードライ?ー pēp?doraib? paper driver a person who has a driver's license but does not usually drive (ie: a driver only on paper) English ペーパーテスト pēp?tesuto paper test written examination/test English ピエロ piero pierrot a clown French ピーマン pīman piment sweet bell pepper French ピッケル pikkeru (Eis)pickel (meaning 'ice axe') ice axe German ピン? pinchi (in a) pinch potentially disastrous situation English ピンセット pinsetto pincet tweezers Dutch ?エマー poem? poem + -er a poet English ?ケベル pokeberu pocke(t) bell beeper, pager English ?ケモン pokemon pocke(t) mon(ster) pokémon English ?ンプ ponpu pomp pump Dutch ?スト posuto post a mailbox (US), a postbox (UK) English プラスアルファ purasuarufa plus alpha (a misreading of "+ X") in addition, a little bit more, with something else English and Greek プラスドライ?ー purasudoraib? plus driver Phillips screwdriver English プレーガイド purēgaido play + guide (theater) ticket agency English プリクラ purikura pri(nt) clu(b) purikura English プロ puro professional describes a business professional or professional sports English プロレス puroresu pro(fessional) wrest(ling) professional wrestling English プッシュホン pusshuhon push phone touch-tone phone English ライ?ル raibaru rival A fellow competitor or an enemy English ライブアクション raibuakushon live action animated or comic form stories made into TV shows/movies involving real actors. It's the opposite of komikarizu English ライブ?ウス raibuhausu live house club with live music, rock bar English ライフライン raifurain lifeline infrastructure English ラッコ rakko rakko a sea otter Ainu ラム? ramune lemona(de) Ramune (a Japanese lemon-lime soft drink; hard, powdery candy like Rockets or Smarties) English ランドセル randoseru ransel a hard schoolbag, worn on the back, carried by young Japanese children to school Dutch ランニングホームラン ranninguh?muran running home run an inside-the-park home run English ランニングシャツ ranningushatsu running shirt a sleeveless T-shirt English レントゲン rentogen Röntgen X-ray, X-ray medical imaging German レストラン resutoran restaurant restaurant French リベンジ ribenji revenge return match, rematch, chance for redemption after a failed attempt English リードオンリーメン?ー rīdoonrīmenb? read-only member an internet lurker, thought to be a pun on "read-only memory" English リフォーム rif?mu reform remodel, renovation (as in a building) English リモコン rimokon remo(te) con(trol) remote control English リンクフリー rinkufurī link free free to link English リニューアル rinyūaru renewal remodeling English リサイクルショップ risaikurushoppu recycle shop secondhand shop (selling used or unwanted furniture, household appliances, housewares, and clothes; slightly different from non-profit or charity thrift shops in that they are fundamentally for-profit shops and perceived as one way to help reduce trash) English リストラ risutora restru(cturing) (noun) restructuring, but with emphasis on lowering headcounts as in downsizing, termination as a redundancy; (verb) to downsize, lay off or terminate as a redundancy. When used in the passive (~?れる: ~sareru), to get or have been made redundant, downsized (out of a job) English ロードショー r?dosh? roadshow premiere, especially of a film English ロケーション?ンティング, ロケ?ン rokēshonhantingu, rokehan location hunting location scout English ロマン roman roman novel, something that rouses one's dreams / longings French ロマンスグレー romansugurē, romance grey, silver-gray hair English ロマンスカー romansuk?, romance car, (first used as a trademark by the Odakyu Electric Railway), deluxe train, English ロンパリ ronpari Lon(don) + Paris slang for Strabismus (crosseyed, wandering eye), derived from the image of one eye looking toward London, and the other eye looking toward Paris English, French ロープ ウェー r?puuē rope way ropeway English ロスタイム rosutaimu loss time added time, additional time English リュックサック ryukkusakku Rucksack backpack, Rucksack German サービス s?bisu service service, often used to describe something as being free of charge English サボる saboru sabo(tage) + -ru (Japanese verb ending) to slack off, to shirk one's duties French and Japanese サド sado (sometimes shortened to "S") sadiste sadist French サイドブレーキ saidoburēki side brake hand brake, parking brake, emergency brake English サイダー said? cider a kind of soda unrelated to actual cider English サイン sain sign signature, autograph English サインペン sainpen sign pen marker, Trade name of Pentel's English サンド sando sand(wich) sandwich English サンド?ッグ sandobaggu sandbag punching bag English サラダ sarada salada or salad salad Portuguese or English サラリーマン sararīman salary + man salaryman: a salaried office/white collar worker English セク?ラ sekuhara sex(ual) hara(ssment) sexual harassment English セメダイン semedain, Cemedine ceme(nt) dyne glue, adhesive. A genericized trademark of Cemedine Co., Ltd. English センス sensu sense understanding of subtleties English セレブ serebu celeb(rity) used to refer to a rich person, whether or not they are famous English シャボン玉 shabondama sabão + 玉 (dama, ball) soap bubble Portuguese + Japanese シャーペン sh?pen sha(rp) + pen(cil) (referring to Sharp Corporation, a manufacturer of mechanical pencils) mechanical pencil English シーエム shīemu C.M. (Commercial Message) television commercial English シール shīru seal sticker, decal English シル?ーシート shirub?shīto silver seat (referring to the silver hair of elderly passengers) priority seating on public transportation English シュークリーム shūkurīmu chou (à la) crème a cream puff French, English ソフト sofuto soft(ware) video game console or computer software; also used to describe tasks or work (such as design) requiring imagination, foresight, and intuition English ソフトクリーム sofutokurīmu or softcream soft (ice) cream soft ice cream English ソーラーシステム s?r?shisutemu solar system a solar battery English ??? or スベタ subeta espada unattractive woman (spade) Portuguese スイートルーム suītorūmu suite room a suite in a hotel English スカイ sukai sky a bib, said to come from the name of an American clothing maker who sold bibs English スケボー sukeb? ska(te)bo(ard) skateboard English スケルトン sukeruton skeleton translucent English スキー sukī ski used as a noun to refer to skiing English スキンシップ sukinshippu skin + -ship skinship (bonding through physical contact) English スコップ sukoppu schop trowel, spade, shovel Dutch スマート sum?to smart slim, stylish, well-dressed, cool, handsome English スムーズ sumūzu smooth (transaction) When a plan or transaction happens without incident English スーパー sūp? super(market) supermarket English (international) スパッツ, スパッツタイツ supattsu, supattsutaisu spats, spats tights tights (US), leggings English スペル superu spell used as a noun to mean "spelling" English スピン supin spin a ribbon or tassel on a book English ス?イト supoito spuit syringe, dropper Dutch スリーサイズ surīsaizu three size three primary female body measurements (bust, waist, hips) English スト suto st(rike) labor strike English ストーブ sut?bu stove space heater English スーツアクター sūtsuakut? suit actor an actor who performs wearing a cartoon-character costume English タ?コ, ??? or 煙? tabako, tabaco, tobacco, cigarette Portuguese タイムオー?ー taimu?b? time over when a time limit has been reached English タイムリー taimurī timely (hit) a clutch hit (in baseball), on time English タオルケット taoruketto towelket (towel + (blan)ket) a type of blanket made of a material similar to a beach or bath towel English タレント tarento talent TV personality/celebrity English テーマ tēma Thema theme German ?ん?ら tenpura tempero tempura (culinary term) Portuguese テンション tenshon tension a state of excitement English テレビ terebi, TV televi(sion) television English テレビゲーム terebigēmu televi(sion) game video game English テレカ tereka tele(phone) ca(rd) prepaid card for using public telephones English トナカイ tonakai tunakkay reindeer/caribou Ainu トラブル(noun), トラブる(verb) toraburu trouble (noun) (legal) trouble, a dispute or altercation; (verb) to encounter or experience trouble, to break down or not function as expected (e.g., a device) English トランプ toranpu trumps playing cards English トレーナー torēn? trainer a sweat shirt English トレーニングパンツ torēnīngupantsu training pants sweat pants English ウインカー uink? winker turn signal, a.k.a. blinker on an automobile English ウーパールーパー ūp?rūp? or WuperRuper (s)uper an axolotl English Yシャツ waishatsu Y shirt (modification of "white shirt") dress shirt (of any color) English ワンパターン wanpat?n one pattern of (artificial or boring) uniformity or conformity, lacking of (spontaneous) variation. Used to describe behavior and responses as well as objects. Being "in a rut" English ワンピース wanpīsu one piece (a single-piece) dress English ワープロ w?puro wor(d) pro(cessor) word processor English ヨット yotto yacht a sailboat English ヤンエグ yan'egu youn(g) ex(ecutive) young executive English ヤンエグ yan'egu youn(g) ex(ecutive) young executive English ヨード y?do Jod iodine German ヨード?ンキ y?dochinki Jodtinktur tincture of iodine German ユニット?ス yunittobasu unit bath modular bath, prefabricated bath English Uターンラッシュ yūt?nrasshu u-turn rush the rush of traffic and people, and attendant traffic jams and crowding of transportation facilities, that occurs as everyone returns home after extended holidays, esp. New Year's, Golden Week, and the summer o-bon week. English ザイル zairu Seil (meaning 'rope') rope (used in a climbing context, in preference to the general term 'r?pu') German ゼミナール zemin?ru Seminar seminar German ゼロ zero zéro zero French
Direct download: Paper_Driver_Desu.mp3
Category:CLASS -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Another game that requires Student Cards or hand made word cards.
Direct download: G_Find_Your_Partner_Game.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Here is a fun way to have students work in pairs.  In games that require an even number of students, simply have the ALT act as an additional student to fill in the gap.  The Christian institutions we know of usually offer this level of assistance when new (or experienced) teachers have to work with younger learners.
Direct download: G_Play_123_Finished.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Use gestures to involve meaning. A fun way to implement action in any lesson.
Direct download: G_Play_Charades.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

CLASS with Hiroko - Ninja - Just Ask a Ninja or Kent Nichols & Douglas Sarine if it's true! || MP3|| Also, visit www.OsakaPodcast.com for show notes under the comments section. TKY.
Direct download: Hiroko_Ask_a_Ninja_8MB.mp3
Category:Japan -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Great for memory skills and for small classes of 3 or 4 students or break into two groups.  If in groups, the local Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) can monitor one group and the Missionary English Teacher (MET) can monitor the second group. (Note: Student Cards or handmade vocabulary cards are needed for this game.)
Direct download: G_Play_Concentration.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Here is another good game to implement if your students have Student (Flash) Cards. (Note: Up and Away Series also by OUP never offered Student Cards (at least not in the Asian Markets) for this series and as of 2006 or earlier OUP even pulled out their A4 size Teachers (Flash) Cards from this market due to a lack of sales.  It’s a straightforward and logical textbook for older elementary or younger high school students, but there are much fewer teacher resources for this series.  Up and Away is still very fun to teach from if the teacher naturally uses creative approaches and is able makes up his/her own curriculum or outline, and games like this one here may take up to much time to implement in an Up and Away course lesson.)
Direct download: G_Play_Find_It.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Health and Sports Day (Taiiku no hi): On that day 1964, the Olympic games of Tokyo were opened.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

The IPPON group went out on Sunday to do street evangelism.  Daishi San indirectly used some of these points when witnessing to a Kansai Punk.  Check them out: (Free Distribution) http://media.libsyn.com/media/cteij/evangelism_quick_reference.pdf
Category:PRACTICALITIES -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

EVENTS|| IPPON- First time in Japan! Christian youth event. Japan Revival Generation || www.jrg.jp|| 一本 IPPON Event- First time and maybe the only time in Japan! A Christian youth event coined Japan Revival Generation also launching its website www.jrg.jp || 一本 || The event took place this one time in Moriguchi with youth from Hokkaido all the way down to Kyushu. The focus was on getting out, evangelizing, even street evangelism at downtown Umeda JR/Hanky station, unity among the brethren (youth), praise, worship, and more. It may have been the last time to have such an event under this banner, but overall the motives were to glorify God, know Him deeply, and make Him known through a deeper union and relationship both vertically and horizontally. If that description does not do the event enough justice (either way) then please blog below under comments in either English or Japanese. IPPON, Japan Revival Generation. 150MB Video Download (iPod)
Direct download: IPPON_2007.m4v
Category:EVENTS -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Here is a musical chairs concept without the music, but instead teaches vocabulary or verb phrases and listening comprehension.

Direct download: G_Play_Scramble.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Having tried to Google New Hope Church and finding it difficult to find this church even under key words such as Osaka Castle, Osakajo, Osaka, Kansai, Christian Church, Osaka Fellowship, or even New Hope Church... it seemed fair to post a Short VidCast here at JapanHarvest.net and have others find it here and be able to ask further questions via email at newhope [at] JapanHarvest.net which will be forwarded to someone in charge.  Blessings and Peace to you. Titus 3:5 -He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit-


Direct download: new_hope_church.m4v
Category:CHURCH -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

This works if each student has matching student cards identical to the teacher's flash cards.  Student (Flash) Cards are not to be photocopied under OUP (.com) regulations for the Let's Go series but if you are using English Land (.info) then you are provided with B&W pages of student flashcards for all 8 chapters in the back of the Teachers Manual that may be photocopied. An English Land Teachers Manual may run a little over $40, but in the Let's Go series each student has to buy their own set of flash cards just under $40 for each set for each student. (Students can still learn vocabulary quickly without buying flash cards in which case this game may be skipped.)
Direct download: G_Play_Show_Me.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

A nice fun paced activity (^.^ )
Direct download: G_Play_Slap.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Autum Equinox Day (Shubun no hi): Graves are visited during the week (Ohigan) of the Equinox Day.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Here is a pair or team approach that encourages English communication.
Direct download: G_The_Back_2_Back_Game.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Respect for the Aged Day (Keiro no hi): Respect for the elderly and longlivity is celebrated on this national holiday.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Here is a common game great for improving vocabulary and listening skills.  Many if not most independent teachers take the time to make up their own editions of The Bingo Game to suite a particular textbook lesson or theme.
Direct download: G_The_Bingo_Game.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Good for listening comprehension and vocabulary skills. For younger or pre-K learners, the teacher may always lead.
Direct download: G_The_Line_Up_Game.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Another variant or repeat of The Memory Chain Game a.k.a. The Memory Game.
Direct download: G_The_Memory_Game.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Here Ramone talks about how to have a heart for Japan in missions and a little bit about what to expect spiritually.  Here he uses his personal art as a means for teaching and instruction. About 45 minutes long.
Direct download: A_Heart_for_Japan_by_Ramone_Romero.m4a
Category:INPUT -- posted at: 12:00am JST

Here is an example of a competition game without decreasing participation.  Those who are not winning can still participate in this kind of a game. This method and other entire class participatory methods are highly encouraged for great fun and learning.  (Side note: Some experts may go as far as to suggest that games without any competition and/or losers are even more practical or useful when implementing ESL/EFL games for young learners.)
Direct download: G_The_Say_It_Game.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Sunday 4:30 to 5:30, Aug. 25th, 2007 - Higashi Onohara, Minoh OSAKA.  This was just after the holidays so we were all a little bit more relaxed.  No potluck photos in this episode but you can see some in the previous event episodes when Diane came to Japan in the spring of 2007.  We have been losing talented expatriates but increasing with locals.  Hopefully we will be a mixed congregation of not just "internationals" as we have been, but grow to an equal number of Japanese participants (half and half) one day.   This is an inter-denominational church that was set up 12 years ago for the expatriates in the northern Osaka region  (Hokusetsu Area) as there are many universities around for foreigners.  Often we have a dozen different nationalities participate within the same service.  Everything is in English with some Japanese translation. All are welcome... come and join us!
Direct download: CoAN.m4v
Category:CHURCH -- posted at: 1:01pm JST

Use chants from the textbook lessons or make up your own and add your own rhythm.
Direct download: G_The_Chant_Game.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Another vocabulary building game ( ^.^)(^.^ )
Direct download: G_The_-What_Is_It-_Relay_Game.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Use this for increasing vocabulary and increasing competition. <br>
This game can be modified in difficulty to adapt to any level.

Direct download: G_Play_Team_Games.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Obon is a festival during summertime to commemorate the deceased ancestor. Obon week in mid August is one of Japan's three major holiday seasons.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Best illustration ever told. Simple and sure! By Andrew Miller at Christ of All Nations (CoAN)
Direct download: Black_Dog_White_Dog_by_Andrew_2MB.mp3
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Maybe you do a similar game without teams and this can be fun too.  The team element, especially in all girl classes, increases the desire for perfection in articulation.  Either way, these games increase student motivation and language learning.
Direct download: G_Play_the_Relay_Race.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Forgot to mention here that if the players have a rock, paper, scissors TIE MATCH then only the phrase 1, 2, 3 needs to be repeated.  This element introduces chance and it is just another fun way to make ESL/EFL learning more interesting for young learners.
Direct download: G_Play_Card_Pick_Up.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

In each turn, one line moves towards the teacher while the other line moves away from the teacher.  The lines move in opposite directions each time.
For example, all students must takes one step left and the two remaining  students without a partner circle around to the opposite end of their same line. This adds an element of continuous action and change while the teacher monitors only a single end and the assistant teacher monitors the other end or everywhere in between.
Direct download: G_Play_Conversation_Lines.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Put the textbook conversations into practice by using this simple method.
Direct download: G_Play_Build_The_Conversation.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Play Beanbag Circle is great for drills, conversation building, or even one-on-one classes when you need an element of focus and physical contact in your presentation or game.  If you do not have a beanbag in the classroom then you can use a ball. Works great with adults too.  Put the ball in their hands and get them talking!
Direct download: G_Play_Beanbag_Circle.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Ocean Day (Umi no hi): A recently introduced national holiday to celebrate the ocean. The day marks the return of Emperor Meiji from a boat trip to Hokkaido in 1876
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Like Simon-Says but with the word please instead.  A fun command activity too.
Direct download: G_The_Please_Game_Do_It_Mitai.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Review missing letters and words with this fun activity.
Direct download: G_The_Missing_Game.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Star Festival (Tanabata): Tanabata is a festival rather than a national holiday.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Basic but essential. Also for another variant, have the students themselves keep count of how many times they do the same action as they follow you.  Unlike the example in the podcast, try to keep a POSITIVE and enthusiastic spirit within the classroom.
Direct download: G_The_Do_It_Game.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Japanese dialects for the word VERY in various prefectures or cities throughout Japan. It is interesting if you understand a little bit of Japanese and if you can forgive the washing sounds in the background.
Category:JLL -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

A fun game if you have a large room and space to utilize.
Direct download: G_Play_Step_Away_Lines.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

There is more than one benefit to this game.  If you are not increasing your English skills here then then you will be expanding your brain in other fun ways with this game. Great for all levels.
Direct download: G_Play_Memory_Chain.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Very Basic.  Games and drills could not get any simpler than but it is still  advantageous to memorize the pattern and name of this activity.
Direct download: G_Play_Follow_the_Leader.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Action verbs are fun to work with and here is another game to make the learning experience more enriching. This game can also be used with classroom commands or other phrases in a fun and challenging way. It is also known as The Command-Chain Game.
Direct download: G_The_Action-Chain_Game.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

The The Letter Trace Game is a fun and easy game to remember when teaching young learners the shapes of the alphabet. With fingertips in the air, you can trace out the shapes of individual letters and after practicing this, try out the game or relay. The The Letter Trace Game (or The Letter Trace Relay).
Direct download: G_The_Letter_Trace_Game.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

The Nani Nani 123 Game- Nani Nani (or Nany Nany) means blank-blank in English as in fill in the blank with whatever word or phrase you choose. A great game to remember for teaching young learners if coming to East Asia as a CTESOL missionary. Downloadable samples of the Lets Go text books, some teachers resources, and training information we use should be available at www.oup.com [select the country of destination].
Direct download: G_The_Nany_Nany_123_Game.mp3
Category:GAMES -- posted at: 11:00pm JST

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Direct download: 99_cent_INFO_domains.mp3
Category:PLUGS -- posted at: 8:07pm JST

This episode covers modeling, reading and writing techniques or practices when teaching children in East Asia out of the Let's Go series 3rd Edition. 

The church or Christian institution that Missionary English Teachers will be assigned to will have all the Teacher Resource Books and CDs necessary for further help.

This will help prepare METs in advance before getting immersed into a step-by-step curriculum with the help of an assistant. 

Apply for a MET position at: www.Teach-EFL.net

Direct download: LG-B_Teaching_Techniques_3.2.mp3
Category:CTESOL -- posted at: 4:00pm JST

This episode covers group teaching, team teaching and action-talk techniques or practices when teaching children in East Asia out of the Let's Go series 3rd Edition. 

The church or Christian institution that Missionary English Teachers will be assigned to will have all the Teacher Resource Books and CDs for further in depth study about each lesson plan. 

This, however, will prepare METs in advance before getting immersed into a curriculum with the help of a local assistant. 

Apply for a MET position at: www.Teach-EFL.net
Direct download: LG-B_Teaching_Techniques_2.2.mp3
Category:CTESOL -- posted at: 3:00pm JST

This episode covers vocabulary and contraction techniques or practices when teaching children in East Asia out of the Let's Go series 3rd Edition.  The church or Christian institution that you may be assigned to teach at will have all Teacher Resource Books and CDs for you to study in depth about each lesson plan. 

Apply for a MET position: www.Teach-EFL.net
Direct download: LG-B_Teaching_Techniques_1.2.mp3
Category:CTESOL -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

This longer episode covers vocabulary, contractions, group teaching, team teaching, modeling, reading and writing techniques or practices when teaching children in East Asia from the Oxford Curriculum.

The church or Christian institution that Missionary English Teacher-s (METs) will be assigned to will have Teacher Resource Books and CDs for further in depth study about each lesson plan. 

This, however, will prepare METs in advance before getting immersed into a curriculum with the help of a local assistant. 

The prior episodes follow a pattern or procedure that can be adopted by a Missionary English Teacher (MET) if one is ready to try their best and be on top of things well in advance. 

Teaching Techniques B10.
Direct download: LG-B_Teaching_Techniques_ALL_2.mp3
Category:CTESOL -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Introducing Lets Go for teaching young learners in East Asia.  Please visit www.oup.com for more information in your country about free workshops, downloads, or the limited exchange program.


Direct download: LG-B8_Teaching_Children_from_Lets_Learn_More_in_Lets_Go.mp3
Category:CTESOL -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Introducing Lets Go for teaching young learners in East Asia.  Please visit www.oup.com for more information in your country about free workshops, downloads, or the limited exchange program.

Direct download: LG-B7_Teaching_Children_from_Lets_Learn_pages_in_Lets_Go.mp3
Category:CTESOL -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

This episode is less than 15 minutes.

Omitted in this episode was the Lets Start Overview:
After the third minute we will cover the following points and benefits of this section:
A) Topic Based Vocabulary
B) Intonation with Rhythm & Additional Comprehension
C) Artistic Visual and Oral Based Question & Answer Patterns
D) Recycled Vocabulary & Additional Rhythms


This lesson structure starts after minute 2 and 55 seconds with  How to Organize a Lesson Structure starting with the Lets Start pages in the Lets Begin book of the Lets Go series Third Edition.  For more information on how and where to purchase additional materials, please, visit www.oup.com  and select your country.

Here is a Seven Point Outline for the first part of the Language Presentation from the Lets Start pages (We will cover this sometime after minute 3):

1) MODEL the Dialogue with your assistant teacher.
2) DESCRIBE the Scene. Probe with creative questions- WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY/HOW  
3) POINT & Follow. Model or play the dialogue and have students follow by pointing out what they hear.
4) REPEAT Out Loud After Each Character.  
5) REPEAT ALL. Again and altogether, everyone repeats dialogue all the way through.
6) Practice via RELAY or Conversation Lines. Practice in a structured way.
7) ROLE PLAY in Pairs / Groups.  Each student represents a separate character.

Model
Describe
Point
Repeat LINE
Repeat ALL
Relay
Role Play

Teaching young learners in East Asia as a means of English ministry abroad can be a real blessing.  No previous experience necessary, just native English speaking Christian missionaries needed. To apply, please visit www.teach-efl.net

Direct download: LG-B6_Teaching_Children_from_Lets_Start_pages_in_Lets_Go.mp3
Category:CTESOL -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Introducing Lets Go for teaching young learners in East Asia.  Please visit www.oup.com for more information in your country about free workshops, downloads, or the limited exchange program from Series 2 to Series 3 Teacher Books and CDs.
Direct download: LG-B5_How_to_Teach_Young_Learners_in_Lets_Go_by_OUP.mp3
Category:CTESOL -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Introducing Lets Go for teaching young learners in East Asia.  Please visit www.oup.com for more information in your country about free workshops, downloads, or the limited exchange program.
Direct download: LG-B4_CDs_Flash_Cards_and_Supplimental_Components.mp3
Category:CTESOL -- posted at: 11:00pm JST

Introducing Lets Go for teaching young learners in East Asia.  Please visit www.oup.com for more information in your country about free workshops, downloads, or the limited exchange program.
Direct download: LG-B3_Description_of_Teacher_and_Student_Books.mp3
Category:CTESOL -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Introducing Lets Go for teaching young learners in East Asia.  Please visit www.oup.com for more information in your country about free workshops, downloads, or the limited exchange program.
Direct download: LG-B2_Level_Description_of_Lets_Go_Books_1.mp3
Category:CTESOL -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

UPGRADE your Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 in series TWO.  Free Exchange Program on Let's Go Second Edition Teacher's Books, cassettes and CDs in East Asia until June 30th, 2007. Don't miss out ! Upgrade into the Third Edition by visiting www.oup.com and select your country or contact a OUP representative in your area. 
Direct download: LG-B_Limited_FREE_Exchange_Program.mp3
Category:CTESOL -- posted at: 2:01pm JST

Children's Day (Kodomo no hi): Also called boy's festival. It is also a part of Golden Weekend.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Greenery Day (Midori no hi): Until 2006, Greenery Day was celebrated on April 29, the former Emperor Showa's birthday, due to the emperor's love for plants and nature. It is now celebrated on May 4 and is part of the Golden Week.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Constitution Day (Kenpo Kinenbi): A national holiday remembering the new constitution, which was put into effect after the war. It is also a part of Golden Weekend.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

May 1st and May 2nd are not actual national holidays but they do fall between an entire slew of holidays in this week starting from April 29th so these days are usually included as part of Golden Weekend. **Note: if any national holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will also be a holiday. If a day lies between two national holidays, the day will also be turned into a holiday.
Category:CULTURE -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Posted for Easter (11 MB - Standard Version)
Direct download: How_to_Receive_Eternal_Life.mov
Category:FAITH -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Thanks, Diane, for all your help, prayers and ministry in Japan. Keep up your ESL2 Bible studies at church and mission trips to Israel. Will keep you in our prayers.
Direct download: Harvest_by_Diane.mp3
Category:INPUT -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

This episode may be repeated later. It has been put here in advance to introduce Diane to everyone now listening or watching the Osaka Podcast.
Direct download: Diane_and_Hiroko_About_Christianity_in_Japan.mp3
Category:INPUT -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

This episode has an intro but the quality is not as great as the one released prior.  Go check that one out if you intend on listening to the entire one hour.
Direct download: Gaius_testimony_1.mp3
Category:CHURCH -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Recorded at Christ of All Nations... guest speaker. Pastor Gaius is from House of Praise Church, Ikeda, OSAKA.
Direct download: Gayus_TESTIMONY_from_Ikeda_Church_18MB.mp3
Category:TESTIMONY -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Last Out of Church Event - Christ of All Nations. Christ of All Nations is located at 3-4-17 Onohara Higashi, Minoh, Osaka. Come and join us! Service is at 4:30 Sundays and Bible Study is at 8:30 on Thursdays. Church is great !
Direct download: CoAN-18-2_Bowling_Event_6MB.m4v
Category:CHURCH -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

The harvest is great but the workers are few. Luke 10:2 Praise to Him who made all things, knows all things, and orchestrates all things. 81MB Video || FEWER CAPTIONS - This one was uploaded and published by accident ||
Direct download: Diane_in_Japan_82MB_15min_Video.m4v
Category:EVENTS -- posted at: 2:01pm JST

Hope you enjoyed your stay in Osaka. The students hope for you to come back again... 
Direct download: Dianss_B-Day.m4v
Category:EVENTS -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

The seeds were sown and people were blessed. Thanks for coming to Japan, Diane !
Direct download: Dianes_Photos_5MB.m4v
Category:EVENTS -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

The Movie in Japan Called Sayuri- Hiroko, how did you like this movie? Could you explain some things in a little more detail?
Direct download: Hiroko-_Sayuri__Geisha_6MB.mp3
Category:CLASSROOM CLIPS -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth- Ps. 37:11
Direct download: Christmas_with_Minami_2MB.m4v
Category:EVENTS -- posted at: 2:00pm JST

Osaka Podcast || Teach-In-Japan.com August 1st Re-Launch 2006 || The Christian Podcast from Osaka Japan || You can always find us at www.osakapodcast.com and ESL2.com Other good links include: CTESOL.net HarvestJapan.com Teach-in-East-Asia.com MYHOMEjapan.org
Direct download: 2006.8_Launch_AUG1st.mp3
Category:- INTRO and INFO - -- posted at: 1:00pm JST

Please click on other categories for Christian content. For questions and comments, please send them to info [at] osakapodcast [dot] com Or send a message or fax by telephone: +1-309-404-0610 +1-302-340-0709
Category:Christian -- posted at: 1:00pm JST