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On being an ALT in Japan

Riding the ALT Rollercoaster “I saw a documentary on NHK recently and it said that if the foreign teacher is allowed to teach and the Japanese teacher assists, then the class will go well. But if the Japanese teacher insists … Continue reading

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On Being an ALT in Japan Part 1

Assistant Language Teacher: This can be a great job in Japan if you are in with a good group of Japanese teachers. However a fair number of Japanese teachers it would seem, are difficult to work with. I don`t know … Continue reading

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On Being an ALT in Japan Part 2

On Being an ALT in Japan Part 2 by Kevin Burns (Tokyo, Japan) On Being an ALT in Japan Part 2 On a bright morning in April, Walker goes to one of the two elementary schools he will teach at. … Continue reading

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On Being an ALT in Japan Part 3

On Being an ALT in Japan Part 3 by Kevin Burns (Tokyo, Japan) The grade threes enter. The children as always are a joy and one of the teachers is fine, but another teacher is a pain. Her game is … Continue reading

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Being an ALT: the greatest job?

Being an ALT: The Greatest Job? by Cristina Zamora (Odawara, Kanagawa) Save A lady in front of Odawara Castle I am a representative from the Odawara-Chula Vista International Understanding Program. I am from San Diego, CA and my city Chula … Continue reading

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