The Inside Japan Podcast – Remaking and Passing JLPT N1 but still an ALT?


This week I talk with Jake about the death and rebirth of Englipedia (now ALTopedia), why he is still an ALT after passing JLPT N1, and a lot more. Enjoooy.


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  • 04:40 – Intro – Why was Englipedia special?
  • 10:40 – Why Englipedia might have lost its popularity musings
  • 15:23 – How I usually used Englipedia
  • 19:00 – How Jake obtained N1
  • 27:00 – What did you do to try to find work that wasn’t teaching after passing?
  • 33:40 – What the future looks like for Jake with his N1 certificate

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