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.
By Liam Carrigan on May 15, 2018
Once you get past your initial nerves and reservations, interviewing in Japanese will boost both your career prospects and your self-confidence.
By Liam Carrigan on May 11, 2018
Moving to new digs doesn’t need to be as stressful or as costly as you think. A few simple steps before the big day can ensure everything goes smoothly, whether your moving across town or to another prefecture.
By Liam Carrigan on April 28, 2018
With the Olympics drawing closer, the government is finally getting serious about English in elementary schools.
By Liam Carrigan on April 17, 2018
Don’t seek a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Help is at hand.
By Liam Carrigan on March 19, 2018
What is the Eiken test and why is it so important to your students?
By Liam Carrigan on March 13, 2018
Many ALTs across Japan will soon face a new beginning at a new school. Here are four ways to make the most of it.
By Liam Carrigan on March 6, 2018
There are ways to piece together a superior deal for yourself than what’s on offer when discussing salary and benefits with schools or hiring boards — under certain circumstances.