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How to Teach English in Japan

Several tips have to be considered by an individual when they are going to teach English in Japan. An individual has to therefore put into consideration the points below before heading to teach in Japan.

First and foremost, it is important to note that in Japan the teachers are held in high regard. For this reason, one has to ensure that they have full passion of teaching. It is also very important for one to ensure that they are professional with how they conduct themselves and also how they dress when going for the lesson. A fact that one has to know is that the Japanese students are afraid of speaking English due to the worry that they might talk something wrong. The teacher has to therefore take the responsibility of encouraging and motivating the students that they can make it.

It is important for one to note that they will face a couple of challenges for teaching in Japan and hence they have to have the energy to withstand all the pressure. By putting all that energy when teaching the English language, one will have a guarantee that the lesson will be lively. One has to also ensure that they are not the only ones doing the talking and they should let the students to speak too. It is therefore the mandate of the teacher to come up with interactive activities that will also allow the students to talk.

So that the teacher ensures that the students understand what they are being taught, then it is wise for one to use tools that the students are familiar with. Such factors that the students can be able to familiarize with are the characters of a movie. Consequently, one has to know that the Japanese have their own culture and they have to respect it at all times. This is basically because people in Japan have a lot of pride in their culture. Getting a team teacher is very relevant given that it is the first time for the individual to teach in Japan. In Japan team teaching is advocated for so that the Japanese teacher is able to guide the new teacher.

Finally, an individual has to keep in mind that they are in a new environment and therefore they should ensure to find out what would offend the Japanese. It will therefore ensure that there is no any misunderstanding between the teacher and the students. In most cases the Japanese students tend to sleep in class due to their busy school schedule, a teacher has to therefore understand this and hence should not be annoyed when the students sleep when the lesson is on. Additionally, one has to consider knowing the requirements needed by the country. An individual will then gauge themselves if they have what it takes to teach English in Japan.