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  • Popapop2's Avatar
    September 20th, 2018, 03:22
    That's true lasting problems won't be solved overnight, but I have read somewhere that perhaps after 2020 the Japanese government will start making...
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  • Jiggit's Avatar
    September 16th, 2018, 09:53
    But the English education outside the classroom isn't teaching anything different in the school; it's still just teaching kids how to pass tests. And...
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  • word's Avatar
    September 16th, 2018, 07:49
    TBH I don't disagree; there are some valid points there. No school I attended ever attempted to implement Spanish instruction anywhere near the level...
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  • mothy's Avatar
    September 15th, 2018, 12:40
    I think good citizen and actually learning aren't mutually exclusive though, so in the end you still have to judge how well they're teaching the...
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  • Popapop2's Avatar
    September 15th, 2018, 00:00
    Language learning and retention are hard.
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  • word's Avatar
    September 14th, 2018, 08:52
    word's what? No argument here. I can barely remember any Spanish--handful of words, few conjugations, words have genders, etc. I only had the...
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  • Popapop2's Avatar
    September 14th, 2018, 03:10
    Having not experienced the JET program and only reading about it, I myself can't speak fully to if its money well spent or not. Surely they are ways...
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  • Jiggit's Avatar
    September 13th, 2018, 20:26
    Hey, you're putting words in my mouth! I mean, I'm not saying Japanese education is different to or worse than other countries. How much Spanish...
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  • mothy's Avatar
    September 13th, 2018, 15:04
    And I'm the jaded one.
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  • Jiggit's Avatar
    September 13th, 2018, 13:48
    Agreed, they're vague, but then again, that doesn't mean they're worthless. At least JET sends people out to the boonies to talk with kids who...
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  • mothy's Avatar
    September 13th, 2018, 13:09
    The whole, "they waste money elsewhere so why worry about this waste" argument is pretty silly to me.
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  • mothy's Avatar
    September 13th, 2018, 13:06
    Well there is the vague goals of "internationalization" and "promoting Japan abroad" for which I see little evidence that JET is to thank for any...
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  • Jiggit's Avatar
    September 13th, 2018, 09:46
    Depends on what you think the goal of having them is. If you think the goal is for students in Japan to leave school with a functional level of...
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  • mothy's Avatar
    September 13th, 2018, 09:14
    Do you honestly think JET isn't a waste of money? For cheaper they could be sending their english teachers abroad for study and training, plus hire...
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  • Popapop2's Avatar
    September 12th, 2018, 22:44
    Ah, of course-- he falls right into my original impression of all the regulars being old and jaded.
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  • Jiggit's Avatar
    September 12th, 2018, 20:59
    Don't mind mothy, he's just trying to distinguish himself from the other dancing monkeys.
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  • Popapop2's Avatar
    September 12th, 2018, 20:40
    Interesting. I wonder if JET will ever improve in those regards. I doubt it, considering it's government and it's been going on so long already. But...
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  • mothy's Avatar
    September 12th, 2018, 11:18
    I hate JET, but because it's an ineffective program that is a waste of money. For the average JET it's going to be a happy time for them as they...
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  • Popapop2's Avatar
    September 12th, 2018, 11:00
    Nice way to make use of JET.
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  • word's Avatar
    September 12th, 2018, 09:54
    I teach, so JET ended up being at least somewhat connected to my career choice. Remarkably, I was able to convince my last two schools that my time...
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  • Beer Baron's Avatar
    September 12th, 2018, 05:57
    Great find! Very interesting to look at those numbers and glad to see Osaka still hiring JETs.
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  • Popapop2's Avatar
    September 12th, 2018, 05:30
    I did find a link to the stats about placements here if anyone is interested -...
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  • Beer Baron's Avatar
    September 12th, 2018, 01:57
    You'll read that you'll have no chance of a placement in Osaka. It was the same when I applied but I requested Osaka and got it. I don't know what...
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  • Popapop2's Avatar
    September 12th, 2018, 01:49
    Thank you for the advice and story. My desired career is government work, which is what I'm currently doing part time. I do like it and will...
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  • Beer Baron's Avatar
    September 12th, 2018, 01:35
    I completely recommend JET. Yea, you may have bad experiences but you'll have some awesome ones too that you'll remember forever. What else would...
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  • Popapop2's Avatar
    September 11th, 2018, 23:54
    I have been thinking about JET probably around the time I first started college. It was always in the back of my mind as a possiblity of what I would...
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  • Ini's Avatar
    September 11th, 2018, 21:29
    I have trouble with the kids today with their cardi b and their fornite but define "thinking about so long". When I was a younger man a long time was...
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  • Popapop2's Avatar
    September 11th, 2018, 19:45
    Thank you for your advice. I do have a plan on what to do if I don't get in, so I'm covered there. In some ways it would suck if I didn't get JET,...
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  • Jiggit's Avatar
    September 11th, 2018, 13:03
    Anyone else will tell you this but just don't set your heart too much on it. It's not a career, it's temporary, blablabla. If you just like the idea...
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  • Popapop2's Avatar
    September 11th, 2018, 11:47
    ! Thank you for your wisdom and help. It is much appreciated. I know I've been thinking about JET so long and if I should do it, that it seems...
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  • word's Avatar
    September 11th, 2018, 08:03
    Hi-ho, regular here--I encourage you to give it a go! There are still a few of us around who'll help you out when we get a chance.
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  • Popapop2's Avatar
    September 11th, 2018, 06:02
    The application has yet to be opened, and won't be till late September or early October. Regardless, I thought I would start a topic for it a bit...
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