Bureaucrats everywhere aren’t always that easy to deal with, but here are three handy tips to help you do just that where you teach in Japan.
By Liam Carrigan on August 14, 2018
How can we deliver engaging, informative lessons that students will retain, when neither they — nor you — want to be in a sweltering classroom with no AC?
By Liam Carrigan on August 7, 2018
Japan’s gifting culture is impressive, but it can create some confusion for those unfamiliar with the concept.
By Liam Carrigan on July 31, 2018
Sometimes, simple steps can make a big difference — like these ideas for helping ALTs and dispatch companies in Japan reach more mutually beneficial relationships.
By Liam Carrigan on July 25, 2018
When teaching in Japanese classrooms, inspiration for ways to help can sometimes come from the most unlikely sources — and don’t always involve your English lessons.
By Liam Carrigan on July 18, 2018
What’s the point in having all that free time as an ALT if you can’t make good use of it?
By Liam Carrigan on July 10, 2018
As an assistant language teacher, sometimes it’s who you are here rather than where you come from that matters most to your students
By Liam Carrigan on July 4, 2018
As an ALT, you can expect to face some tough challenges in the classroom. Here’s how I overcame two of the worst.
By Liam Carrigan on June 26, 2018
Get out of the city, explore Japan and refresh yourself — but start planning now.
By Liam Carrigan on June 13, 2018
As Japan’s Samurai Blue head to the FIFA World Cup once again, here’s how you, your school and your community can use its teaching moments and be a part of the action.
By Liam Carrigan on June 5, 2018
Being an assistant language teacher in Japan isn’t as bad as you may have heard.
By Liam Carrigan on May 29, 2018
Moving to the Japanese countryside presents many challenges. Thankfully, with this guide, sorting out your trash isn’t one of them!
By Liam Carrigan on May 22, 2018
As convenient and vibrant as Japan’s major urban centers are, one expat explains why a change to a more rural area did him a world of good.