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。


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?


カタカナ語を使った英語学習法 - triplo #クリエイティブラーニング英会話

How to use Katakana to Learn English

- Tim Lake


As adult language we can take advantage of some shortcuts to help speed up the learning process. One simple way is to find words that are almost the same in both languages. This is quite common among languages, such as Spanish and Italian, that have a common origin, but what about with English and Japanese? Of course, you already know the answer: katakana words.



言語レッスンの種類 - triplo #クリエイティブラーニング英会話

What types of language lesson do you like?

- Tim Lake


What kind of English lesson do you like? What kind of lesson helps you learn English the best? I’m sure you all have your own ideas about the best way to learn English, and over the years there have been a number of different styles in teaching a second language that have been in and out of fashion in the English classroom. To help you understand some of the approaches that we, and others use, we thought we’d give you a brief review of the popular styles in English teaching, that way you can understand more of what we do and think about what works best for you.



語彙学習のヒント- triplo #クリエイティブラーニング英会話

A Vocabulary Learning Tip

- Tim Lake


Learning new vocabulary is difficult but there is one technique that you can use to help optimise your ability to remember. In fact it’s something that you’ve probably already used if you have ever you used a language learning app such as DuoLingo, iKnow or Memrise, because they are all based around the same principle. This principle is called “spaced repetition”.

新しい語彙の習得は簡単ではありませんが、覚える力を最大限にするテクニックが1つあります。 実際には、DuoLingo、iKnow、Memriseなどの言語学習アプリを使用したことがある方なら、おそらくすでに使用しているものです。なぜならどれも同じ原理に基づいているからです。これは「間隔反復」と呼ばれます。


英語学習の目標はどのように設定したらいいですか - triplo #クリエイティブラーニング英会話

How can I set goals for my English learning?

- Tim Lake


To keep you motivated when learning English it can be helpful to set goals. This gives you something to focus on and aim for, but how can you set goals? It’s not always easy so we thought it would be helpful to give you a system for setting goals. You can use it with anything, not just learning English.



どのくらいの時間をかければ英語が上達するのでしょうか  - triplo #クリエイティブラーニング英会話

How long will it take me to get better at English?

- Tim Lake


One thing that most learners are concerned about, and that we’ve talked about before, is improving. But, how long does it take to get better at English? It is a difficult question to answer, but there are some guidelines we can give, so that you have an idea of how much you need to work to jump up a level.



​​より効果的な学習方法とは - triplo #クリエイティブラーニング英会話

How to study more effectively

- Tim Lake


What’s the best way to study? In general or, specifically, for a test? Over the years there has been a lot of interest and research into how people learn and remember things from. Here are some tips we have for better studying.



速く効果的に英語を学ぶコツ - triplo クリエイティブラーニング英会話

How to learn English faster and better

- Tim Lake


There is a simple secret to learning English faster and better. Reading. Yes, reading!?! And reading a lot! This is called extensive reading and it is probably the best thing you can do outside of language lessons to improve your English. Here we will explain some of the reasons why it is so effective.



Common Errors Japanese Learners Make

- Tim Lake


There are a number of common errors that Japanese learners make that affect both beginners and advanced level students. So here are 6 common errors to work on.



Word of the Week

WOTW: flyer

今週の #WOTW は 'flyer’ です。'Flyer’ (or ‘flier’) is a noun we know you’ve heard before, but how many meanings do you know?


WOTW: guess

今週の #WOTW は 'guess’ です。'Guess’ is usually a verb, but we can also use it as a noun. It’s also used in a couple of phrases. What else? I guess that’s it, so let’s begin!


WOTW: reply

今週の #WOTW は 'reply’ です。'Reply’ is a verb and a noun. Are you sure you know how to use it? We’ll just start with the verb while you think of your reply.