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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English In Japan In 2020: A Reality Check For Elementary and Junior High School ALTs by Craig Hoffman

by Craig HoffmanBio: Craig Hoffman is a novelist, writer, blogger, and Social Media guru living in Japan. He spent years as an ALT-CIR and consults with ALTs and school boards on a variety of English teaching issues. Craig can be found at @craighoffman11 on Twitter and at https://craiginjapan.wordpress.com/blog/.Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs)…

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Communicative Language Teaching by Lina Gordyshevskaya

by Lina GordyshevskayaBio: Lina Gordyshevskaya graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2015 earning an MA with honors in Scandinavian Studies. She obtained a TEFL certificate in 2015 and a CELTA in 2016. Throughout her career, she has taught YL (young learners), teenagers, and adults of various levels in different contexts. Currently,…

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ICT and the Cutting Edge in Japanese Public School English

by Jessie James LuckyThis is the third part of a three part series.Be sure to check out part one - What is Kenshu? Teacher Training in Japan and part two - Kenshu for Me: My First Few Years in JapanBio: Jessie is an ALT from Portland, Oregon, USA. He got a certificate in TESL from…

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Kenshu for Me: My First Few Years in Japan by Jessie James Lucky

by Jessie James LuckyThis is the second part of a three part series.Be sure to check out part one: What is Kenshu? Teacher Training in Japan Bio: Jessie is an ALT from Portland, Oregon, USA. He got a certificate in TESL from Portland State University and worked as an adult educator as well…

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The Challenges of ALT Training by David L. Hayter

by David L. HayterBio: David L. Hayter is a Lead ALT in Mie, Japan. Before coming to Japan in 2014, he worked in various positions throughout the Southern California area gaining experience in industries ranging from customer service and corporate retail management to market research and private security. During his time…

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