ENGLISH LESSONS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
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Osaka City - Beginner

On the main island of Honshu, Japan, in the center of the Kansai region, lies Osaka Prefecture and the third largest city in Japan, Osaka. Throughout the city’s 1500-year-old history Osaka has always been a place of great cultural, as well as political and economic   Read more...

Alhambra Ancient Site - Intermediate

Alhambra or “Red Castle” is one of the most glorious structures from the period of Al-Andalus, otherwise known as Muslim Spain. The fortress was built by the Moorish Nasrid dynasty around the 13th century A.D. and stands perched on top of Al-Sabika hill overlooking the city of Granada. At   Read more...

Petra Ancient City - Advanced

Petra is an ancient city that lies in the midst of an arid desert in the south of modern-day Jordan. Often referred to as the “Rose City” due to the color of its sandstone, it was half built, half carved into the cliffs around the   Read more...

Amazon Rainforest Intermediate

The Amazon Rainforest is fed by the longest river in the world and stretches across eight countries in South America, including, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Guyana, Venezuela, Suriname, and Colombia. The rainforest, also known as Amazonia, encompasses an area roughly the size of the United States of America and   Read more...

Tikal Ancient Site - Advanced

The ruins of Tikal, the largest and most significant urban center of the Mayas, are located in the jungles of Petén in modern-day Guatemala. The Mayan civilization began to flourish somewhere around the 3rd century BC, which is when the oldest of the buildings we   Read more...

Angkor Wat Ancient Temple - Intermediate

Angkor Wat (Temple City) is one of the most sophisticated and elaborate temple complexes in the world. Built by King Suryavarman II somewhere between 1112 and 1152 AD, it once lay in the heart of the Khmer kingdom capital and stretches across 500 acres. The   Read more...

Machu Picchu Ancient City - Advanced

The city of Machu Picchu is the most famous and best-preserved remnant of the Inca civilization located high in the mountains of modern-day Peru. It was built 7,710 feet (2,350 m) above sea level somewhere between 1438 and 1472, during the reign of Pachacuti Inca.   Read more...

Bali Tropical Paradise - Advanced

The island of Bali is a province of Indonesia situated just 8 degrees below the equator. Sometimes the island is referred to as The Island of a Thousand Temples, The Island of Gods or Bali Dwipa. It is located right next to Indonesia’s cultural and   Read more...

Singapore Lion City - Intermediate

Singapore is a country with a diverse cultural heritage made up of around 60 islands between Malaysia and Indonesia. 74% of the people in Singapore are Chinese, 13% are Malay and 9% are Indian. Because of this diversity, there are four official languages in Singapore:   Read more...

Luang Prabang UNESCO Site - Beginner

The former capital city of Luang Prabang became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995 because of the city’s traditional architecture and French colonial designs. LPB, as it is often called, is located on the banks of the Mekong and the Nam Khan Rivers in   Read more...

Seattle The Emerald City - Intermediate

Seattle is located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and about 220 km south of the Canadian border. Seattle is known as “The Emerald City” or “Jet City”. “Emerald” because of the great number of trees found in and around the city and “Jet” because of   Read more...

Ko Chang Elephant Island - BEGINNER

Hailed as one of the biggest islands in Thailand, Ko Chang rests 330 kilometers southeast of Bangkok in Trat Province near the Cambodian border. The name Ko Chang translates to Elephant Island, possibly because of the outline of the island itself. Although elephants can be   Read more...

Kinugawa Hot Springs - Beginner

Located 120 km north of Tokyo in Tochigi Prefecture rests the resort town of Kinugawa. The area is well known for hot springs and was once considered one of the most famous resort towns in the Tokyo area. Kinugawa is in reference to the river   Read more...

Beppu Hot Springs Resort - Intermediate

The city of Beppu is located in Oita prefecture in the northeastern region of Kyushu, Japan. Mountains hug the coastline creating a narrow and rather steep city at is home to roughly 123,000 residents. Yet Beppu is well-known as a resort town because of the   Read more...

Vientiane Capital Of Laos - Advanced

Vientiane is the capital of Laos, a country in Southeast Asia surrounded by Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and China. The capital rests on the bank of the Mekong River and is now the largest city in the country with a population of around 850,000. Thailand   Read more...

Tokyo Capital Of Japan - Beginner

Although many people think Tokyo is a city, it is actually one of Japan’s 47 prefectures and is made up of 23 different districts. The area’s original name was Edo and was undeveloped for a large portion of Japanese history. Edo became the political center   Read more...