Generally, ALT lessons follow a certain structure, so learning the basic lesson plan should make your life easier when preparing for classes — in advance or on-the-fly.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on August 4, 2017
In summer, ALTs working for a dispatch company often get about six weeks off work, whether you asked for it or not.
By Liam Carrigan on July 26, 2017
Each public school in Japan has its own unique routines with students and expectations of teachers. If you’re new to teaching in a Japanese school, learning these idiosyncrasies on the first day can make the rest of the term a breeze.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on July 20, 2017
Don’t forget those indoor shoes! An ALT’s first steps into their new school are some of the most important. Here’s how to make a great first impression.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on July 5, 2017
Get your classes interested in their new English teacher on the first day to overcome nervousness and create a fresh spark for the term.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on June 21, 2017
There are key differences to hiring ALTs for September compared to the hiring process for the beginning of the Japanese school year in April.
By Liam Carrigan on June 20, 2017
I’m not a native speaker, but can I still teach English in Japan?
By Liam Carrigan on June 13, 2017
Before heading to a classroom, you’ll get some coaching on being an ALT in Japan — use the time develop good habits and show your adaptability.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on June 7, 2017
Before you arrive and after you get off the plane, mind these key points to ensure a smooth transition to your new career.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on May 26, 2017
The Japanese call it “ijime,” but you and I know it more commonly as “bullying.”
By Liam Carrigan on May 23, 2017
Everyone has their favorite classes, and likewise everyone probably has those one or two classrooms that they dread stepping into each week.
By Liam Carrigan on May 17, 2017
You did research, nailed the interview and the company has offered you a job — congratulations! What happens next?