Saturday, March 31, 2012


My daughter, Sayaka Alessandra, and I are both qualified TEFL  teachers and we teach English to Italian and Japanese elementary school children, as well as to adults. 

I  discovered that the surest  way to get  students  to learn their English is by food.  Here is one of  them   learning the rhyme Hot Cross Buns by...eating one!

Here are pictures of material that we use for teaching.


  1. Une manière très ludique d'apprendre... et l'estomac lui apprend et retient très rapidement !!!... Gros bisous à vous et bonne fin de week-end.

  2. Very good idea with the food. The books look like fun.

  3. Strangely enough, when I learnt French I learnt all the foods first!

  4. This a great post. I've always wanted to learn French, but I never really got around to it. You have a great blog.

  5. It is great idea the food, and looks funny, hugs from Chile,

  6. Oh fun! thanks for stopping by my blog - you are welcome to link up your post or one of your recipes to kids in the kitchen- we don't require kids pics for the link up - but this shows a great way to use food with learning - we do it all the time - we love cooking dishes from the countries we are studying:)

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  8. Surely a great way to combine studies with food. Congrats! And the books are quite good, it seems. Tell us more about your teaching experiences.