Things will go wrong in an English class, but if you plan ahead for possible hiccups you will rarely be caught by surprise!
By GaijinPot Partners on March 7, 2018
While an ALT is a perfectly adequate assistant in the classroom, the SALT takes it one step further.
By GaijinPot Partners on February 22, 2018
As an ALT you must be adaptable. You are a guest within a school and you’re there to help.
By GaijinPot Partners on February 7, 2018
Teaching any type of English class in Japan can have its challenges, but special needs students offer unique, one-on-one situations to help you grow as a teacher — and a person.
By GaijinPot Partners on December 6, 2017
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.