About Us

42168884_10217904140580028_57584542092886016_nWelcome to MagicTimeKids!

Hello, fellow teachers!  Welcome to our blog, MagicTimeKids.  Our names are Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina (please call us Kathy and Chuck).  Chuck and I have been married for 33 years, and have two adult sons aged 31 and 28.  We have lived and taught most of our married lives in Tokyo, Japan.

We are co-authors of three courses for young learners of English published by Oxford University Press.  You can view these in our Publications page.  We also have published songs for children. Most importantly, Chuck and I share a passion for teaching and have actively taught young learners for nearly 40 years.  We are in the classroom throughout the year, and continue to discover new ways to motivate our students. We love to share our ideas with teachers through our blog, through webinars, and at workshops all around the world.

Teaching is more than a job . . . it’s a vocation.  We are honored to be part of a profession that has the potential to touch so many lives.  The responsibility is great, but so is the opportunity to create a better world for our children.

We invite you to join us in a continuing dialogue of great ideas, activities, and inspirations.  We have as much to learn from you as you do from us.  Thanks for sharing!

With our best wishes,

Kathy and Chuck Dot