Moving to new digs doesn’t need to be as stressful or as costly as you think. A few simple steps before the big day can ensure everything goes smoothly, whether your moving across town or to another prefecture.
By Liam Carrigan on April 28, 2018
Learn how being an assistant language teacher in Japan has turned you into a valuable team player for your next employer.
By Cara Lam on April 19, 2018
With the Olympics drawing closer, the government is finally getting serious about English in elementary schools.
By Liam Carrigan on April 17, 2018
Schools in Japan have many customs but the first energetic greeting of students in morning can set the tone for your students — and you!
By GaijinPot Partners on March 22, 2018
What is the Eiken test and why is it so important to your students?
By Liam Carrigan on March 13, 2018
Things will go wrong in an English class, but if you plan ahead for possible hiccups you will rarely be caught by surprise!
By GaijinPot Partners on March 7, 2018
Many ALTs across Japan will soon face a new beginning at a new school. Here are four ways to make the most of it.
By Liam Carrigan on March 6, 2018
There are ways to piece together a superior deal for yourself than what’s on offer when discussing salary and benefits with schools or hiring boards — under certain circumstances.
By Liam Carrigan on February 27, 2018
While an ALT is a perfectly adequate assistant in the classroom, the SALT takes it one step further.
By GaijinPot Partners on February 22, 2018
Students worried about being judged, bullied or rejected miss out on countless educational opportunities. As a teacher, you have the power to minimize that fear. Here are some key tips to create a safe space in class.
By Alex Rickert on February 14, 2018
As an ALT you must be adaptable. You are a guest within a school and you’re there to help.
By GaijinPot Partners on February 7, 2018
Japan is increasingly looking to hire skilled foreign workers across many job categories. With these six tips, you can set yourself up for meaningful employment outside the English teaching industry.