Monday, February 1, 2021


Greetings. My name is Rick. RAM English Service,, is located in Japan. My wife and I own and operate this Service. We have been teaching English to Japanese students, kids and adults alike, since 1988. We also teach at four kindergartens. We would like to share ideas, stories and basic information to any and all people. On this page we have ideas, suggestions and tips for teaching. They may or may not work for you. However you are welcome to check them out. Thank you.

You can see demo videos of my teaching HERE.
Check out my BLOG HERE.

WE have a GAME DAY at our school. It is the fourth lesson of the month. Some of the games we employ follow. 

1. Dominoes. I use these with kids starting from 9 or 10 to adults. You can learn how to play it on-line or with instructions included. The older students really enjoy it, especially when they get better at it. 
2. Chutes and Ladders. Excellent for smaller kids. They have to role one dice, say the number rolled, count the number out on the board and finally say the number that they  land on. When they land on a chute or ladder square they say "I go up/down from (number) to (number)". Finally the players must land exactly on 100. If not, they continue backwards from 100 for that die roll. This makes it difficult to win, which is more fun for all. If they do reach 100, they will start over from 0. Continue play until lesson is finished. 
3. Chip-O. This is a board game. I have revised the rules to make it last for 30 to 40 minutes. All the chips are used and all the cards are read. It is an excellent study when played my revised rules. Instructions available by mailing us
4. Super scrabble. Adults only. Rather difficult. I will assist in many instances. I allow them to make a simple word and then show them other possibilities. 

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