Monthly Archives December 2008

Conceptual Thinking

Think Outside the Box Originally uploaded by marissaxxx (This is a follow-up to an earlier post: Where to set the bar for EFL classes at Japanese universities? What is conceptual thinking? Is it important? Are Japanese university students weak in this area? Does it matter if they are? Is it suitable to teach concepts and […]


I made the mistake of checking my email first thing this morning, breaking rule #2 of Tim Ferriss’ list of 9 things Not To Do. However, thanks to this temporary transgression, I learned about a remarkable fellow Brit I had never heard of.  In my iGoogle was a new entry by James Atherton at Recent […]