An Elementary School ALT – Thoughts and Feelings by Martin Moran

by Martin Moran Bio: Martin Moran is an ALT from London, UK. He taught English to foreign exchange students in London before coming to Japan in 2011. He has since been teaching in elementary schools in Niigata City and from this year has begun teaching in both elementary and junior high…

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ALT Privacy Perspectives in Japan by Nathaniel Simmons Ph.D.

by Nathaneil Simmons, Ph.D.Bio: Dr. Nathaniel Simmons taught English in Japan for two and a half years in Japan’s Kansai region in Nara (2007-2009) and Osaka (2013).  Simmons is an American communication professor who studies privacy management within intercultural and health contexts.  His research is published within (USA) national and regional journals,…

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Debate in JHS by John Finucane

by John FinucaneBio: John is a high school teacher and debate coach based in the kanto. His interests include debate and critical thinking. To find out more visit www.letsdebate.jpDon't trust boys. The single most useful thing I've read is Anthony Weston's Rulebook for Argument. Required reading for the formal reasoning module…

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Calm before the storm by Nathaniel Reed

Awareness of the course is growing (brewing) and soon the course (storm) will be available.......There are three main types of ALT in Japanese public schools: direct hire (through municipal, city and prefectural offices), private company (of which there are many) and JET. Some of these groups offer training, and some don’t.…

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