Good news: It is possible to work in Japan without a degree. But how should you go about it?
By James Winovich on February 20, 2017
The level of English in Japan ranks significantly lower than surrounding countries. One ALT shares his thoughts on ways to raise standards.
By Liam Carrigan on January 29, 2017
What to do when you feel like a useless decoration in your team-teaching classes.
By James Winovich on January 12, 2017
English speech contests are one area where ALTs can really make a difference.
By Liam Carrigan on January 10, 2017
Got time to fill in your English class? Here’s a list of quick games that require zero prep or resources.
By Alex Sturmey on November 23, 2016
Is Japan a fertile breeding ground for stress and anxiety-related disorders? If you feel like it is, here are some ways to help you cope. And remember, you’re not alone.
By Liam Carrigan on November 1, 2016
Going from an environment where I was surprised to see a building with two floors to a place where buildings would dare to go higher than four was a bit of a shock.
By Alex Sturmey on October 26, 2016
What are the big differences between teaching in the countryside and teaching in the city? Will your school have electricity? And is Sweden somehow involved with ISIS?
By Alex Sturmey on October 12, 2016
As a language teacher, how do you deal with students who are too nervous to take part in your class? Here’s 5 steps to help you.
By Liam Carrigan on September 29, 2016
The first few classes after students’ return from summer break present some unique challenges to teachers — like rusty students. Here are some tips for refreshing their English skills and getting them back in the groove.
By Liam Carrigan on August 23, 2016
First-time teachers to Japan usually end up in one of two teaching streams. Here are some points to ponder before choosing the eikawa or ALT route.
By Aaron Bell on August 20, 2016
An ALT says goodbye to a life she built in Japan without knowing it.