An ideal English lesson should have a 50:50 teaching ratio with the JTE and ALT — but here’s how it should go for those non-ideal times.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on November 8, 2017
There is nobody better to prepare the teachers than you. The perfect ALT will be proactive but tread lightly.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on October 18, 2017
Taking the time to talk with students or pay attention to their interests outside of the classroom can go a long way to building better relationships with your charges.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on October 3, 2017
Don’t underestimate the power of relationship building when it comes to strengthening your bonds — and thus the quality of your classes — with your Japanese teachers of English.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on September 19, 2017
Are you running out of ideas for your ALT lessons? Or do you need a little break from the mundane teaching schedule? This is the perfect time to introduce your culture to your students.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on September 4, 2017
Don’t just sit at your desk. Summer is a relaxing break, but it’s also a chance to level-up your ALT skills.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on August 17, 2017
Generally, ALT lessons follow a certain structure, so learning the basic lesson plan should make your life easier when preparing for classes — in advance or on-the-fly.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on August 4, 2017
Each public school in Japan has its own unique routines with students and expectations of teachers. If you’re new to teaching in a Japanese school, learning these idiosyncrasies on the first day can make the rest of the term a breeze.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on July 20, 2017
Don’t forget those indoor shoes! An ALT’s first steps into their new school are some of the most important. Here’s how to make a great first impression.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on July 5, 2017
Get your classes interested in their new English teacher on the first day to overcome nervousness and create a fresh spark for the term.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on June 21, 2017
Before heading to a classroom, you’ll get some coaching on being an ALT in Japan — use the time develop good habits and show your adaptability.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on June 7, 2017
Before you arrive and after you get off the plane, mind these key points to ensure a smooth transition to your new career.