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.
Primary fact that one has to note is that teachers are held in a high position in Japan. An individual has to therefore make sure that they are passionate about teaching English. 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. 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.
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. A teacher has to also give a priority for the children for them to speak when the lesson is on. One has to therefore come up with activities that will make it possible for the students to interact by talking.
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. In Japan team teaching is advocated for so that the Japanese teacher is able to guide the new teacher.
In conclusion, given that one is going to a new environment, it is very important for them to research and know what the Japanese people find offensive. This will ensure that an individual is not misinterpreted when what they actually mean is a good thing. There might be instances when the students sleep in class and one has to understand this because the students tend to have busy school schedules. Additionally, one has to consider knowing the requirements needed by the country. One will therefore be able to evaluate themselves based on the requirements.