November 19, 2017 hagesensei

Our sister site at has extended its catalog of geography games to 5 sets; AFRICA, EUROPE, ASIA, JAPAN, USA. A great way to learn about the world while practicing English. Download the complete AFRICA game for free.

November 19, 2017 hagesensei

Our extensive English library is open to any local resident. We just did a major reorganization and found about 100 duplicates of very popular novels; Rankin, Ludlum, Brown, Crichton et al. Come grab em for free.

November 18, 2017 hagesensei

If one thing baffles me, (and I’ve been told that number is a low estimate), it is the difficulty that my EFL students here in Japan have when dealing with large numbers. Even among my advanced classes I rarely come across someone who can easily read numbers greater than 10,000. Simply reading and writing numbers…

November 27, 2016 hagesensei

Check out the geography-based board games I have developed on the games page from the main menu. You can download Africa for free and if you like it, pick up some of the others for a modest price.

November 17, 2016 hagesensei

Just to remind you that the school will be closed form December 22nd until January 4th. Enjoy your holiday everyone!

March 2, 2016 hagesensei

Our local Sommelier will be running a seminar and wine tasting on March 19th from 6 pm at Mikes House. Reservations are needed. 3000 yen. We’ll have a little party afterward for those who want to stick around.

October 29, 2015 hagesensei

We have moved to a new bigger location around the corner from the old school. 片野1−2−14 Come on over and check us out!

December 29, 2014 hagesensei

Congratulations to Kaz for passing the second level Eiken test with a perfect interview score. That’s right, 33/33 points. Not bad for a first year junior high school student.

December 22, 2014 hagesensei

Excellent article by Alfie Kohn that all educators should read. source “Well, Duh!” — Ten Obvious Truths That We Shouldn’t Be Ignoring By Alfie Kohn The field of education bubbles over with controversies. It’s not unusual for intelligent people of good will to disagree passionately about what should happen in schools. But there are certain…