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How to Teach English in Japan

There are factors that one has to consider if he or she is looking forward to teach in Japan. Below are among the tips that one has to consider so that he or she will be able to efficiently teach in Japan.

First and foremost, it is important to note that in Japan the teachers are held in high regard. This hence makes it necessary for an individual to ensure that they have a passion to teach and they should be able to show it with their actions. 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. It is undeniable that the students in Japan are afraid of speaking English because they are worried that they will speak 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. For a lesson to be lively, then it is upon the teacher to put on some energy. Moreover, an individual has to always allow their students to speak. So that the teachers ensure that the students talk, then it is necessary for them to come with interactive activities.

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. An individual has to ensure that they use references that the students can easily familiarize with such as characters in a movie or in the TV. Respecting the culture of the Japanese is also a factor that one has to consider. This is majorly because Japanese respect their culture and they have pride in it. It would also be necessary for one to find a team teacher who will be able to help them around. In Japan team teaching is advocated for so that the Japanese teacher is able to guide the new teacher.

In summary, an individual has to find out what is offensive to the Japanese people. It will therefore ensure that there is no any misunderstanding between the teacher and the students. One has to also know that the Japanese students have lengthy school programs and hence they can be tired and hence the teacher has to allow them to sleep when they need to. In addition, an individual has to know what the country requires of an English teacher. An individual will then gauge themselves if they have what it takes to teach English in Japan.