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Category Archives: Teaching English

Dirty Contracts

Are you in the market for a job in Japan? How about some extra freelance work or a side job?

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to Create a Great Self Introduction

Welcome to Japan! Are you ready to introduce yourself (a lot)?

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

English Art

I like art and teaching English, so it makes sense to use art while teaching English.

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

What if you hate your job?

What if the excitement wore off and you realized your job is awful?

June 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

A Flowchart – Should I Teach English in Japan?

If you’re here, you’re probably wondering if teaching English as a second language is a good way for you to live in Japan. Use this flowchart to help you decide, along with the articles I’ve written about being an English teacher in Japan.

May 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

Why do people move to Japan?

My friend Shogo told me his theory on why people move to Japan to become English teachers. He speaks English well and made a lot of English teacher friends. This is what the English teachers had in common.

May 11, 2016 · 4 Comments

Do I need a TESL Certificate?

I see a lot of websites and blogs trying to ‘help’ people who want to teach ESL in another country. They are trying to make a living, but don’t need to lie and say, “You need a TESL certificate to teach in (insert country), so get one with our great company.”

April 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

English Teacher Side Hustles

If you are living in Japan and working as an English teacher, plus have a side job, what do you do? Why do you have a side job?

April 20, 2016 · 4 Comments

Why I Prefer Teaching in a Junior High School

As an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) in Japan, I have worked in a junior high school, occasionally at an Eikaiwa (private conversation school), and now at five schools including one junior high school and four elementary schools. Here is why I prefer working as an ALT at a junior high school.

April 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

School Lunch

All you ever wanted to know about School Lunch in Japan.

March 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

My ebook, No Time For Love


#findingtypos & #badtranslations is fun. This kids story written by #谷川俊太郎 #tanikawashuntaro is strangely relevant. "Playing War" 「せんそうごっこ」illustrated by #三輪滋 #MiwaShigeru

ESL Zines and other Teaching Maerials