Take our user survey here!

Being an ALT

What's Payday like for an English Teacher in Japan?
Work

How Payday Works For An English Teacher in Japan

Moshiwake gozaimasen ya broke bimbo.

By 2 min read

Work

How to Take Sick Leave If You’re an ALT

In Japan, sick leave is not a statutory right but that doesn't mean you can't take it.

By 6 min read

Work

Types of People You’ll See in Every Japanese School Staffroom

What is with that student that always barges in during the meeting?

By 2 min read

Work

What Is It Like to Teach English in Japan?

This video about every ALTs first lesson at a Japanese school is so relatable it hurts.

By 2 min read

Live

6 Tips To Start the Post-ALT Job Hunt in Japan

Set yourself up for meaningful employment outside the English teaching industry in Japan.

By 9 min read

Live

Vote in Your Home Country if You Live in Japan

Moving to Japan doesn’t deprive you of a say in the running of your home country — make your voice heard!

By 9 min read

Work

These Are Some of the Craziest Questions ALTs Of Color in Japan Get Asked

Yup, your sweet student really did just say that.

By 7 min read

Work

The Write Stuff: English Literacy Skills for Elementary Students in Japan

Reading and writing ability is often overlooked in the ALT's classroom. Here’s how to change that.

By 6 min read

Work

New Elementary School English Curriculum for 2020 Rolling Out in Japan

Improved and expanded English teaching materials are being adopted in Japan. Here’s a first look.

By 8 min read

Work

Pay It Forward: Finish the Japanese School Year with Motivated Students

Give your final lessons of the year extra spark and keep kids eager to better their English.

By 8 min read

Work

Decision Time 2: Direct Hire ALT or JET Programme

The JET Programme has its pros and cons but how does it compare to a regular ALT teaching job?

By 8 min read

Work

8 Ways for English Teachers to Save a Bad Class

Even the best instructors can have a class that just doesn’t work. Get things back on track with these tips.

By 6 min read