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.
By Liam Carrigan on October 17, 2017
As an English teacher in Japan, stable employment can be fragile. Here are seven ways to set up an action plan should the non-renewal of your contract loom on the horizon.
By Liam Carrigan on October 10, 2017
Taking the time to talk with students or pay attention to their interests outside of the classroom can go a long way to building better relationships with your charges.
By GaijinPot Partners on October 3, 2017
Coming to Japan as an Asian ALT was as eye opening for the students as it was for this writer in Niigata Prefecture.
By Cara Lam on September 21, 2017
When changing teaching jobs in Japan, it’s vital to be as informed as possible about your options and what you can expect of your new career path in the eikaiwa industry.
By Hilary Keyes on September 20, 2017
About 25 percent of school students in Japan may have some form of dyslexia. Here some ways to tell if it could be affecting your English class students and some tips to help.
By Liam Carrigan on August 31, 2017
So, you’ve just flipped your life upside down (in a good way!) and started anew as an assistant language teacher (ALT) in Japan…