August 28, 2018

Appearing professional in Japan: Beards and Tattoos

You may have heard that Japan isn’t the most accepting place for people with tattoos and beards. What is considered fashionable and pretty common in western […]
August 18, 2018

Staying Focused and Motivated During Your Teaching Downtime

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, your settling into your new teaching job. The honeymoon excitement of learning the ropes and consolidating the schedule details is drawing to a […]
July 5, 2018
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Putting The Spark Back in Your English Classroom

It’s the end of the weekend, and once again you have a whole working week ahead of you. Maybe you’re wondering how Monday comes around so […]
June 25, 2018

Teaching Outside The Classroom – School Trips

“How do I keep an eye on ten children at a time?” “I struggle to navigate through trains on my own – let alone with kids!” […]
May 26, 2018

Moving from ALT to University Teacher in Japan

When I left Japan in 2010 after two years of being on the JET Programme, I never thought that five years later I’d be back working […]
February 1, 2018

Make City Money in Japan Working in the Countryside

Most countryside schools pay very little, but MY English School has put a lot of focus into their language program and wants to keep good teachers […]
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 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 […]
May 16, 2017
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Boost your English Teaching Career in Japan in May and June

You’ve gotten your English Teaching Job for the start of April and you hate it. It’s a struggle to get out of bed in the morning […]