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 got married in 1986 and have two adult sons.  We have lived and taught most of our married lives in Tokyo, Japan. We’re currently living and working in St. Cloud, Minnesota so we can be close to our families.

We are co-authors of four courses for young learners of English published by Oxford University Press.  You can view these on 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 or on Zoom throughout the year and continue to discover new ways to motivate our students. We love to share our ideas with teachers in many ways–through our blog, YouTube videos, Pinterest, and webinars. We look forward to meeting you in person at one of our workshops somewhere in 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