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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. The factors below are among one that has to consider so that they will be able to teach English 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. Professionalism is also a factor that an individual has to uphold if they are looking forward to teach in Japan. 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. It is therefore the responsibility of the teacher to always motivate and encourage the students so that they will have the will to learn the subject.
Secondly, as much as there are a lot of challenges that comes with teaching English in Japan, one has to ensure that he or she gives in all their energy. This is very necessary given that all the lessons fully depend on the energy that the teacher has. A teacher has to also give a priority for the children for them to speak when the lesson is on. It is therefore the mandate of the teacher to come up with interactive activities that will also allow the students to talk.
Among the tips that one has to consider when going to teach is carrying tools that the students may be able to familiarize 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 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. Team teaching is majorly advocated for in Japan and in most cases the team teacher is a Japanese who will always be guiding 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.