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April 23, 2019

When one thinks about teaching English, martial arts doesn't really come to mind (unless you've got a REALLY rowdy school).

One of the best things I ever did in my life was deciding to seriously start studying martial arts and the philosophy behind them.

At the time, stu...

September 11, 2018

One of the issues with being an ALT in Japan is that a lot of our day to day roles aren't always clearly defined. Many times, this comes down to the JET mantra ESID (every situation is different).

If you haven't read my first post,

check it out!

Due to the variety of situ...

July 5, 2018

Hello there! This is an update of my first post from last year. I have a few new pieces of info to offer so figured it could use an update. The format has also been changed slightly to make it more blog friendly. I hope you find it useful. Enjoy!

Congratulations! All of...

June 14, 2018

If you're coming to Japan to work in the JET Programme or as an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) in the public school system, you're more than likely going to be working with, and under the direction of, a JTE (Japanese Teacher of English).

One thing I'm often asked by...

April 11, 2018

When I'm not teaching or working on this blog, I help run the blog section of ALT Training Online. Here's my post from March 2018. Enjoy!

Imagine, if you will, the perfect ALT training environment.

Multiple ALTs can regularly meet in a common workspace to share ideas and...

March 7, 2018

When it comes to today's professional environment, building skills is the name of the game. Many ALTs have degrees that fall outside of the business and STEM categories. That means that we need to develop our transferable skills in order to be competitive in the curren...

October 11, 2017

When thinking about all of the things ALTs do it Japan, I'm reminded of one of my favorite funny English quotes from t-shirt, "Life is simple, but it's just not easy." Truer words were never awkwardly translated. The job of an ALT is pretty much the same: simple, but n...

June 28, 2017

Getting ready to move to another country is an exciting but sometimes stressful experience. Hopefully you've already already prepared yourself by reading my other post, 7 tips about things you should do before coming to Japan. When you come to Japan, you'll need t...

June 5, 2017

Learn about what you need to do before coming to teach English in Japan! My tips will give you the insight you need to set yourself up for success!

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