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The Dos and Dont’s of Class Control for ALTs in Japan

Productive classes depend on being able to minimize lesson disruptions.

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6 Types of Preschoolers English Teachers Will Meet in Japan

How to deal with young English learners who range from fun to frustrating.

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5 Keys to Confidence for New Teachers

For first-time English teachers, here’s how to limit your fear and teach with self-assurance.

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5 Common Teacher Interview Questions and the Reasons Behind Them

To land the job, you'll need to decipher the real intentions of those doing the hiring. Here's how...

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Movin’ Up: Climbing the Career Ladder as an ALT in Japan

Here are three tips for long-term employment as an English teacher in Japan.

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Which English Test is Best Suited for Your Students? A Teacher’s Guide

To really help students improve their English, understanding the different tests and assessments is key.

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Creating Easy and Effective Lesson Plans: A Quick Guide

Creating a lesson plan can be an overly time consuming experience for new teachers, but this handy guide will have you making effective templates for any target level in no time!

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5 Common Complaints Japanese Teachers Have About ALTs

And how ALTs can help turn things around.

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English Teacher Assessments: A Guide to Getting Your Contract Renewed

Every year, most English teachers in Japan face an uncertain time. Will they or won't they keep their job for another year? Today, we look at how to limit that uncertainty.

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Games on the Go: Quick and Easy Activities to Use in Your English Classroom

Despite your best laid plans, sometimes you just need to improvise in your English lessons. For those times, here’s some inspiration.

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6 Misconceptions about Teaching English at a Japanese University

Teaching at a university or college is the dream job in Japan, right? Well, the reality might be a little different than the expectation.

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Diversity in the Classroom: 4 Ways to Keep English Lessons Inclusive

The number of foreign and multiracial students in Japan has increased a great deal since I first came to Japan. What can we, as teachers, do to aid inclusion?

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