A. Sick Leave (9 points)
A. Sick Leave (9 points)
Interested in helping with content moderation or translation? These are great opportunities to practice your editing or translation skills, and add professional, visible real-world experience to your resume.
Interested in marketing? We also need help expanding upon and building new English language and living in Japan partnerships, including backlinks and the option for building an ads component to help fund the site.
For JET Participant Use
ALTs & CIRs from English-Speaking Countries
SEAs ・ ALTs & CIRs from countries with a small number of participants
Thank you for visiting English Web Book. Here you will find many free activities for teachers teaching communicative English.
The goal of this site is to help ALTs teaching English in Japan.
We do this by sharing helpful, insightful, educational, or inspiring information.
We hope this is done in an open and collaborative way where everyone feels welcome to contribute.
Welcome to the Mie Guidebook!
The internet's most comprehensive English-language guide to living in Mie Prefecture
Find activities, games, and worksheets to use in your English classes. Share your ideas and help your fellow teachers make their classes awesome!
The Best Websites & Resources for Teaching English in Japan
Planning on teaching English in Japan?
Wondering where you should start?
Well you are in the right place. Here you will find a number of resources and websites on: where to look for a teaching job and where to find out more about living and teaching English in Japan.
KYOTO JETS is a website run by the current PAs in Kyoto City and Kyoto Prefecture for the purpose of distributing information and providing support.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact one of the Kyoto PAs at any time!
Chiba AJET is a social community for JETs, WI-ALTS, and anyone who wants an opportunity to get together, have fun and support each other while promoting international culture exchange in Chiba Prefecture. Membership is free and anybody with ideas for events can submit a proposal to our council.
Our goal is to foster a sense of international community in Chiba by providing a means to share resources and organizing social events throughout Chiba Prefecture.
Tofugu started out as a college course project in 2008. It was rooted as a Japanese language blog for English speakers. Over the years Tofugu began to find its niche and evolved into a full-time business.
Today there are two facets of Tofugu: the blog and the company.
Most people are familiar with our wonky Japanese language and culture blog, which is what you are seeing at this very moment.
There are many options to exchange money in and out of Japan. Better rates can usually be found upon arriving in a destination country when traveling. Airport rates can also usually be worse than exchanges one your pass through immigration, but this can depend upon the country and situation.
Feel free to include your personal experience with any countries you've travelled in!
A popular news source in Japan provided in English
Let me introduce the Triage Triangle. This is a helpful tool in helping you decide who to ask for help. Don't be afraid to ever seek support, but it's important to be mindful of the people you are asking!
Public transportation in Japan is infamous for its punctuality and customer service. However, thanks to Murphy's law a number of factors can cause delays or even complete suspension, such as natural disasters, "human accidents" (either someone fell on the tracks or jumped), malfunctions, or bad luck.
This is the PowerPoint from my spring seminar presentation about current best practices in education. This PowerPoint is meant to go with the presentation so it only contains a kernel of the information we went through, but there are two pages of sources at the end that should be useful.
Here are some examples of how schedule changes are often written! For more details and a comprehensive glossary, take a look at the attached Word doc.
Some examples of how schedule changes are written:
１０月１１日（火） October 11 (Tuesday)
金の授業 Friday’s classes
１０月１１日 （火） October 11 (Tuesday)
４５分ⅹ６Ｐ＋３０分 Six 45-minute periods, plus one 30-minute period
１０月１１日 （火） October 11 (Tuesday)
４５分ⅹ６Ｐ 45-minute periods.
６Ｐ 「金１」 6th period is changed to Friday’s 1st period
To show a Prezi presentation offline, you simply need to open and fully load in a browser tab the Prezi you wish to present. Then you can disconnect your laptop/KIIF from the internet and still safely play the Prezi within the browser.
This list is geared towards new JET(s) with little or no Japanese ability. If you print this and keep it at your desk or in your English classroom, it could save you a lot of stress and confusion! Printable version is at the bottom of this page.
Note to future editors: Please do not edit the list if you plan on overcomplicating it with difficult vocabulary! This is a survival guide, not a dictionary.
Attached is a Quick start up guide on how to Open a file in PS, set it up to work with, and save the file after the image is edited.
There is also a brief breakdown of recommended Adobe programs.
This document also contains helpful links to free tutorials and websites that can help you become the PS master you have always wanted to be.
Finally there is a guide on how to download and install custom Actions to your Photoshop program that will enable you to edit your images with a simple click of the mouse.
Call out for lesson plans!
As we approach the end of the year, you know those awesome lessons you made that the kids loved and really helped them practice their English - while learning about different cultures and being FUN!!
Reimbursement can be recieved by filling out this the attached form and delivering it to the Guidance Division by school mail or in person.
The form is due at the end of every semester on the following dates:
2014 Group B
The sun is shining bright, classrooms are heating up, you're melting in your cool biz, and your students have been in their summer uniforms for a while now. You can feel the semester starting to wind down, and it's about time for a vacation. But how do you take summer leave?
Purchasing a commuter pass as an employee of Kobe City necessitates a bit of a process. Here's how it's done.
a. ...you are a new JET, contact us at the Guidance Division to receive your correct travel route. Just send an email to either of the CIRs, and they will consult with the lovely Mori-san and then get back to you.