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 7 min read
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?
Sometimes, simple steps can make a big difference — like these ideas for helping ALTs and dispatch companies in Japan reach more mutually beneficial relationships.
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.
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As an assistant language teacher, sometimes it’s who you are here rather than where you come from that matters most to your students
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While an ALT is a perfectly adequate assistant in the classroom, the SALT takes it one step further.