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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?

By 6 min read

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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.

By 7 min read

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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.

By 6 min read

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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.

By 12 min read

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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.

By 7 min read

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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...

By 7 min read

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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.

By 8 min read

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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.

By 8 min read

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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!

By 7 min read

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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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