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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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Presenting Grammar, Part 2

Presenting Grammar Part Two by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre, Shane Corporation) Presenting Grammar Part Two • Pre-teach any necessary vocab 2 • Set a task and learners listen/read once to do task • Give feedback on this task • … Continue reading

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Presenting Grammar

Presenting Grammar by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre, Japan) False Beginners & Japanese Methods of Teaching Grammar False beginners are people who have studied the language before but have forgotten it. Japanese adults are often classed as false beginners rather … Continue reading

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Reflective Teacher: Teacher Self-Development

by Sophia McMillan (Shane Corporation Ltd) Training v Development Teacher Training is not the same as Teacher Development. Teacher Training Teacher Development  Devised by academic management  Pre-determined training course structure  Addresses ‘global’ teaching issues*  External evaluation … Continue reading

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