Scotland-born Liam has lived in Asia since 2006. He has spent more than 6 years in Japan, and currently works in Osaka as a writer and English teacher.
With the Olympics drawing closer, the government is finally getting serious about English in elementary schools.
Don’t seek a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Help is at hand.
What is the Eiken test and why is it so important to your students?
Many ALTs across Japan will soon face a new beginning at a new school. Here are four ways to make the most of it.
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.
What is it about Japan that makes some of us want to settle down and others head for the hills?
Some of the questions future ALTs were expected to answer range from the unconventional to the downright bizarre!
Over the years in Japan, I have discovered a range of both folk and modern remedies here to keep colds in check.
There is a continual debate over what locations in Japan offer English teachers the best earnings versus savings potential so we break down some facts and figures to come up with our No. 1 choice.
It's that time again for English teachers in Japan: meeting with new companies, schools and boards of education to secure a new contract. These five tips can help.
So, you’ve met the man or woman of your dreams and the two finally decided to make it official. Here’s a quick how-to for the paperwork and procedures needed to ensure love will indeed prevail in Japan.
One of the truly beautiful of Japanese lies in its use of — and societal connection to — the written word.