December 7, 2017

Curriculum planning for English Schools in Japan

So you’ve found yourself a job at a private or international school. You were promised more freedom and growth as a teacher, and the school is […]
December 7, 2017

Before and After Class

The ALT Insider gives tip to help make sure that your interactions with students before and after classes don’t turn into wasted time.
November 2, 2017

The 2020 MEXT Changes and You

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics just around the corner, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is set to implement a new public school English education system just in time for the opening ceremonies.
October 26, 2017

ALTInsider Podcast – Interview with HTM Niseko

If you are interested of living or working in Niseko, hospitality industry, season work in Japan or just a change of pace, take a listen to this interview.
October 20, 2017

Is an All-English Classroom Good for Students?

When you start teaching in Japan, depending on the environment you’ll either be told to speak only English all the time, or you might mix the […]
October 5, 2017

Making Your Students/Customers Happy

As an English teacher, your students are your customers, and they come in all different shapes and sizes. You might have a group of 40 five-year-old […]
September 26, 2017

Which Job is Right For Me: Kindergarten, Elementary, Jr High, High School or University?

Getting a teaching job in Japan isn’t just about picking the first place that pays a decent salary. If you follow that logic, you’ll probably end […]
September 13, 2017

JobsinJapan.com should only be a part of your job search

What do you do if you do not find the job of your dreams on Jobsinjapan.com? Here are some tips to get you on the right track.
September 8, 2017

ALTInsider Podcast – Interview with GABA

James speaks with Branwen Dafis, Hiring Manager, at GABA.  While many know of  GABA and their 1-to-1 English lessons, there is a lot of misconceptions about working there. I think you will enjoy this behind the scenes interview.
August 20, 2017

Taking Pictures with your Students

Working in Japan, especially at a school, can have a lot of complications. If you are teaching English to young learners, you need to be aware […]
August 9, 2017

ALTInsider Podcast – Interview with Altia Central

James speaks with Graham Van Zwol, Hiring Manager, at ALTIA CENTRAL.  If you ever thought about working as an ALT, treat yourself to this interview.
August 6, 2017

The Smart Guide to Teaching English in Japan

The Roadmap to Level Up your Teaching Career in Japan You’ve seen all the comments on Facebook, reddit and forums – people who came here during […]
August 5, 2017

Jobsinjapan.com visited Joytalk Co., Ltd. in Tochigi prefecture for an interview.

Jobsinjapan.com goes on the road to visit Joy Talk in Tochigi prefecture to see their offices in person and speak with the HR Manager and Owner about the opportunities there.
August 1, 2017

Visit Japan

James from the ALT Insider gives his advice to help people with their efforts towards working in Japan.
July 20, 2017

Teaching Special Needs Classes in Japan

It might not be what you are expecting, but chances are you will be teaching a special needs class, or teaching students with special needs as […]
July 12, 2017

Working in Japan – Tell us what you really think?

Talk to four foreigners about their work in Japan, and you will likely get five different answers. You have the newbies in the honeymoon stage, disgruntled […]
July 7, 2017

Technology in the English Classroom

In most schools, technology in English classrooms in Japan is not employed properly to help students stay engaged and interested in the topic. Japan is well […]
July 2, 2017

Your career in Japan starts on a hill.

Dispatch companies get a pretty bad reputation online. Go to almost any corner of the internet and you can find people complaining about this company or that company. Here is what you should do to improve your situation.
June 28, 2017

ALTInsider Podcast – Interview with Scott who started his own school

James speaks with Charlie who runs Live Work Play Japan. It is good when two people that know the Japan teaching and job scene well give advice on how to get by better in Japan, make more money, enjoy yourself more, how he quit his job(s), etc. Lots of solid good job tips. Enjoy.
June 22, 2017

Do you need to be a Native Speaker of English to get an English teaching job?

This is a question that is asked all the time: can I get a job as a non-native speaker of English? There’s good news and bad […]
June 15, 2017

ALTInsider Podcast – Interview with Charlie (Live Work Play Japan)

James speaks with Charlie who runs Live Work Play Japan. It is good when two people that know the Japan teaching and job scene well give advice on how to get by better in Japan, make more money, enjoy yourself more, how he quit his job(s), etc. Lots of solid good job tips. Enjoy.
June 2, 2017
Kindergarten Teach English in Japan

Classroom Management Tips from a Veteran

If you’re teaching English in Japan, classroom management will be on the forefront of your mind in a majority of your early classes. Sometimes, especially when […]
June 1, 2017

Stop Complaining about Dispatch Companies

Dispatch companies get a pretty bad reputation online. Go to almost any corner of the internet and you can find people complaining about this company or that company. Here is what you should do to improve your situation.
May 31, 2017

ALTInsider Podcast – Interview with Diego

James speaks with Diego. This is an interview with a cool guy that breaks all the conventional rules and falls into the right jobs at the right […]