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April 28, 2018

Movin’ Out: Some Quick Tips for Changing Your Residence in Japan

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.

April 19, 2018

5 Soft Skills ALTs Acquire that Are Resume Builders

Learn how being an assistant language teacher in Japan has turned you into a valuable team player for your next employer.

April 17, 2018

A New Challenge: Changes to Elementary School English in Japan for 2020

With the Olympics drawing closer, the government is finally getting serious about English in elementary schools.

March 22, 2018

Good Morning! This School Ritual Could Be the Key to a Great Day

Schools in Japan have many customs but the first energetic greeting of students in morning can set the tone for your students — and you!

Junior high school students solving English problems.
March 13, 2018

STEP up to Help Students Pass the Eiken English Proficiency Test

What is the Eiken test and why is it so important to your students?

March 7, 2018

ALTs and Their Utility Belts: 3 Practical Tools for the Classroom

Things will go wrong in an English class, but if you plan ahead for possible hiccups you will rarely be caught by surprise!

March 6, 2018

Starting at a New School: 4 Day One Dos and Don’ts for ALTs

Many ALTs across Japan will soon face a new beginning at a new school. Here are four ways to make the most of it.

February 27, 2018

The Art of the Deal: 4 Strategies for Getting Better Teacher Contracts

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.

February 22, 2018

Assistant Language Teachers in Japan Should Rise Above the Acronym

While an ALT is a perfectly adequate assistant in the classroom, the SALT takes it one step further.

February 14, 2018

Be a Teacher and an Ally in your English Classes in Japan

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.

February 7, 2018

4 Struggles of an ALT in Japan and How to Overcome Them

As an ALT you must be adaptable. You are a guest within a school and you’re there to help.

Jobs in Japan. Tips for getting your email application read.
January 30, 2018

6 Tips To Start the Post-ALT Job Hunt in Japan

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.

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