カルチャーショックにおける4段階。- triplo #クリエイティブラーニング英会話

The 4 Stages of Culture Shock

- Tim Lake


When I ask students what culture shock is, they usually give me an example of something they found surprising about a foreign culture. One student explained how she was shocked when her boyfriend’s brother, and his wife, hugged her when they first met. For someone from Japan, where hugging is rarely seen outside the family, this was shocking. But this experience, in itself, is not culture shock, and the process is more complex than these culture surprises.



なぜ、ネイティブスピーカ―のレベルまで到達する必要がないのか。- triplo #クリエイティブラーニング英会話

Why you don’t need to reach the level of a native speaker.

- Tim Lake


Did you know that there are more non-native users of English than native speakers? If you count all the people who learn and use English as a second language and as foreign language, then native speakers account for only about 25% of the total! But what is a native speaker?

あなたは、ネイティブスピーカ―よりも、ネイティブでなく英語を話している人の方が多いということを知っていましたか。 もし、英語を第二言語として、または外国語として学んだり使ったりしているすべての人を数えると、ネイティブスピーカーはわずかその約25%にしかあたらないのです。 しかし、ネイティブスピーカーって、何なのでしょう。


必須4英単語リストとは- triplo #クリエイティブラーニング英会話

4 essential vocabulary lists

- Tim Lake


As we’ve mentioned before, learning vocabulary is one of the most important and hardest aspect of learning English. Ultimately the best way to learn new words is from context and picking up words through extensive reading, but most people need to and want to take a more explicit to learning vocabulary by memorising new words. But, how do you know what words to learn?



英語の語彙力、どのくらいありますか?- triplo #クリエイティブラーニング英会話

How big is your English vocabulary?

- Tim Lake


One of the biggest struggles any language learner has is learning new words. This particularly true with English which has one of the biggest vocabularies of any language. But, there are probably fewer words to learn than you might think to get to decent level of comprehensive and communicative ability. The problem is, how do you know how many words you know? How big is your vocabulary?



learn, extend, createの意味とは?- triplo #クリエイティブラーニング英会話

What does learn, extend, create mean?

- Tim Lake

learn, extend, createの意味とは?

The idea of learn, extend, create is a major part of triplo. It is used to organise the three types of lessons we teach and is a central idea in our approach to teaching English. But where does it come from, what does it mean and why do we use it? Learn, extend, create, is connected to ideas about designing an effective language course as well as the cognitive process that we use to acquire knowledge. Here we will explain the origins of learn, extend, create and tell you why we think it is important.

「learn」「extend」「create」は、トリプロで取り入れている重要な学習アプローチ法です。私たちは、英語のレッスンをこの3タイプに分けて教えています。でもそれらは一体どこから来ていて、何を意味し、何のために使うのでしょう? learn, extend, createは、語学コースを効果的にデザインするための考え方であり、知識を習得する時の認知プロセスと関連しています。ここでは、learn, extend, createの起源を説明し、その重要性をお伝えしたいと思います。


Four Key Skills You Need to Develop - triplo #クリエイティブラーニング英会話

Four Key Skills You Need to Develop

- Tim Lake


Education is changing, it has to change. The world of work is not the same as it was twenty years ago, let alone one hundred and fifty years ago, when mass education was first widely rolled out to provide educated workers for the industrialising world. The problem facing education today is that the knowledge that you learn at school or university is quickly becoming out of date because of the pace of change in technology and the work place. The question then is, what do I need to learn? First of all you need to learn to be a “dynamic learner”, someone who is able to develop their skills and knowledge as needs arise, but more than gaining knowledge, you need to harness four key skills that are transferable across domains - the "Four Cs” of creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.

教育は変化をし続けています。変化しなければならないものです。私たちの働く世界も変わり続け、150年前に工業化社会に対応するため労働者層向けの大衆教育が始まった時と比べればもちろんのこと、20年前とも違っていきてます。学校で学んだ知識は、職場や技術の現場で起こる変化の速さについていけないということが、現代における教育が直面している問題です。そこで、私たちは何を学ぶ必要があるのか、ということを考えてみましょう。まず第一に、必要に応じてスキルや知識を発展させることができる「動的学習者」になること。これは、知識を得ること以上に、どのような領域でも共通して使える4つの重要なスキル:Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical thinking-創造性、コラボレーション、コミュニケーション、批判的思考という「4C」を活用することです。


TOEICのスコアアップのための9つのコツ - triplo #クリエイティブラーニング英会話

9 Tips for getting a better TOEIC score.

- Tim Lake


Love it or hate it, TOEIC is one of the features of learning English in Japan, and for many people it is necessary for career advancement. Everyone is looking for ways to improve their score, usually with the least amount of effort, so we’ve put together nine tips for improving your score on TOEIC… but some of them do require some effort. We’ll start with the ones that require the least effort.



A, Anと The - triplo #クリエイティブラーニング英会話

A, An and The - Are you confused?

- Tim Lake

A, Anと The

Knowing when to use a, an and the, is one of the hardest things for Japanese learners, partly because there isn’t an equivalent in Japanese. It came up again in a lesson and so we thought we give you a quick explanation.

“a”, “an”、そして”the”の適切な使い方を理解するのは、日本人の英語学習者にとって最も難しいことの1つです。これらに相当する日本語がないことが理由の一つかもしれません。レッスンでもまた話題になりましたので、ここで簡単な説明をしたいと思います。


アプリでは英語を学べない理由 - triplo #クリエイティブラーニング英会話

Why You Can't Learn English from an App.

- Tim Lake


An app for this and an app for that. There is a smartphone or web-app for almost everything these days, and they are extremely popular and, in most cases, useful. Of course as learners of English, or any other language, we are looking for ways to make our learning easier and more effective, and there are many popular apps for learning languages. However, the question remains, can you actually learn English through an app? The answer is yes and no. Here’s why.

これもアプリ、それもアプリで。このところ手元にはスマートフォンかウェブアプリがあるのが普通で、大変な人気を博している上に、大抵、便利ですよね。英語やその他の言語を学習する者としては、当然ながらより簡単で効果的に学習ができる方法を探し求めるものです。そして語学学習に人気のアプリは数多く存在します。しかしながら、疑問は残ります。実際のところ、アプリで英語は学べるのでしょうか? 答えはイエス、そしてノーです。その理由をご説明しましょう


物の見方、Mindsetについての考え - triplo #クリエイティブラーニング英会話

A Thought on Mindset

- Tim Lake


Does how you think about your learning effect how you learn? Do you believe in talent? Does talent limit your potential?

個人の学習に対する考え方は、その学び方にも影響するのでしょうか?才能って信じますか? その才能によって個人の可能性は制限されたりするのでしょうか?