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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.

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Understanding Japanese Unemployment Insurance

Something everyone working in Japan should know about but hope they never have to use.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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5 Tips to Ensure Your Resume Gets You the Interview in Japan

Stand out from the other job applicants with this practical advice for crafting your CV.

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6 Things to Know Before Teaching Company English Classes

No kids in the classroom means no problems, right? Wrong!

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Decision Time: ALT or Eikaiwa Instructor

When it comes to teaching in Japan, where would you rather be — at an eikaiwa or in a school classroom?

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Direct Hire: The Quest for the Assistant Language Teacher’s Holy Grail

Direct hire jobs are rare, but these 5 tips will help you find one.

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Staying Positive: 6 Tips for Beating the Winter Blues in Japan

A long Japanese winter isn’t just about keeping warm — it’s about your mental health, too.

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Location Situation: Can an English Teacher Afford to Live in Tokyo?

What locations in Japan offer English teachers the best earnings versus savings potential?

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Cultural Sensitivity for ALTs Giving Christmas Lessons

Tips for teaching students about the Western holiday season while respecting local customs and ideas.

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