Introduction to Teaching English at Elementary Schools in Japan

This post was adapted from the handout that was used during the workshop about “Elementary School Visits” that I took part in at the Fukushima Newcomers Orientation in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, 2012. More and more Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) in Japan are working either full or part-time at elementary schools, as the Ministry of…

Studying Japanese on the JET Programme

This post was adapted from the handout that was used during my presentation about “Studying Japanese in Fukushima” at the Fukushima Newcomers Orientation in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, 2012. A couple of disclaimers before I get started properly: firstly, this post is primarily geared towards JET participants who want to either start or continue their…