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Category Archives: Teaching English

Changes to the Public School ALT system starting in 2018

In spring of 2011, 5th and 6th grade elementary school students in Japan began studying “Foreign Language Activities” or English conversation lessons. Starting in April of this year, third and … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Personality & ESL Teachers

Years ago I did some career quiz and saved this screenshot. I’m not saying that teaching English abroad is a career, because I don’t believe that it is. At the … Continue reading

February 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Free Q & A Sheet for English Conversation Lessons

Two years ago, I returned to Japan as an ALT, but that didn’t last long. I finished up the school year on a short contract, then I decided not to … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

10 Important Things to Know About Living in Japan

Before making the choice to move to Japan, there are some things you might want to be aware of first. One. People speak Japanese in Japan. Get used to Japanese or … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Teaching Test Preparation Lessons

Test prep has a lot in common with company lessons, that is, if the course is organized under a company who hires language teachers. If you’re awesome at Japanese, you … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Teaching Corporate Lessons

It’s about time, an article about teaching English in Japan! It’s been a while since I’ve felt like I really have anything new to say on the topic, but there … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to Earn a Living as a Freelancer

Can you earn a living as a freelancer? These are five tips to remember if that’s your goal. Of course some people freelance for extra spending cash & keep their … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Benefits of a Good Decision Tree

All this work to get freelance work is exhausting. I think people don’t realize that they have a choice. It might be a matter of making bills, but once you’re … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Pros & Cons of Being a Freelancer

This is specifically about being a freelance English teacher in Japan. It’s already going to end up a multi-part article. As always, if you have any questions on the topic … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

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
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