Working With ALTTO by Armando Duarte

Bio: Armando Duarte worked as a dispatch ALT in junior and senior high schools from 2011 until 2017, when he began working at the university level. At the time of writing, he is employed by Kwansei Gakuin University. His research interests include CALL (computer-aided language learning), learner motivation, and a little…

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Working With ALTTO by Nicholas J. Wilson

Foreward by David L. Hayter: It has been a great pleasure to have Nicholas J. Wilson (or Nick as we call him) join the ALTTO team.  His time working with our team hasn't been the longest but his impact has been immense. Since he started working with us this year, he has done a…

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Working With ALTTO by David L. Hayter

Bio: David L. Hayter is a teacher and freelance writer based out of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He first gained experience in education by working as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Japan from 2014-2019. Although he primarily taught junior high school, he has taught all the grades from kindergarten…

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Life After ALT: 11 Skills ALTs Can Develop To Help You Land Your Next Job by David L. Hayter

by David L. Hayter Bio: David L. Hayter worked as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Japan from 2014-2019. Although he primarily taught junior high school, he has taught all the grades from kindergarten through ninth grade. During his time as an ALT, he worked in 11 junior high schools, 2…

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How To Use Logic To Improve Your EFL Students’ Writing by Liang Ye

by Liang Ye   Bio: Liang Ye is an accidental English teacher. Her previous professional experience was in public policy with the Singapore Government. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science (double major in Sociology and Psychology), a Masters of Arts in Sociology, and also a Level 7 Diploma in TESOL. She…

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Five Free Ed-Tech Resources to Educate, Enhance, and Engage English Efficacy by Huy Tran

by Huy TranEducational Technology ColumnistBio: Huy Tran is a Global Education Designer who trains ALTs, JTEs, and teaches ESL learners how to harness the powerful tools of the 21st Century.He received his Bachelors of Science in Education from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. He was…

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Strategies For ALTs To Deal With Harassment by Farrah Hasnain

by Farrah HasnainBio: Farrah Hasnain is currently in her fifth year of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme and is from Washington, DC. She is an Assistant Language Teacher at a senior high school in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka. Her research interests include the ethnography of immigrant and minority communities in Japan and the US as…

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Harassment In Japan Experienced By ALTs by Farrah Hasnain

by Farrah HasnainBio: Farrah Hasnain is currently in her fifth year of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme and is from Washington, DC. She is an Assistant Language Teacher at a senior high school in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka. Her research interests include the ethnography of immigrant and minority communities in Japan…

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