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.
By Victoria Vlisides on January 30, 2018
The term “hafu” in Japan means being half-Japanese. With increasing diversity in Japan’s classrooms, the Hafu2Hafu project is a way to educate students (and ourselves) about cultural identity.
By Victoria Vlisides on January 26, 2018
There is a continual debate over what locations in Japan offer English teachers the best earnings versus savings potential so we break down some facts and figures to come up with our No. 1 choice.
By Liam Carrigan on January 23, 2018
It’s that time again for English teachers in Japan: meeting with new companies, schools and boards of education to secure a new contract. These five tips can help.
By Liam Carrigan on January 17, 2018
Winter in rural areas of Japan can feel cold, isolating and gloomy — especially to new ALTs — but you’re not alone. Here are five ways to slam dunk the funk without going into hibernation
By Cara Lam on January 5, 2018
Teaching any type of English class in Japan can have its challenges, but special needs students offer unique, one-on-one situations to help you grow as a teacher — and a person.
By GaijinPot Partners on December 6, 2017
What kind of English teacher are you at the core and what school grade matches your style?
By Liam Carrigan on November 14, 2017
With the novelty of the new school term wearing off, the weather turning chilly and the year starting to wind…
By Aaron Bell on November 11, 2017
An ideal English lesson should have a 50:50 teaching ratio with the JTE and ALT — but here’s how it should go for those non-ideal times.
By GaijinPot Partners on November 8, 2017
“Dame yo!” How many times does my face need to burn with embarrassment until I stop breaking rules at my school?
By Cara Lam on November 3, 2017
Flying solo. One writer details a positive experience navigating new freedoms and challenges in a college-level classroom and provides some quick tips to navigate the new terrain.