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    Re: People with offspring

    Yes, though it was tough at first because she understood and spoke some Japanese. The other kids were too young to get that she wasn't fluent, so when she misunderstood the rules for games and such,...
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    Re: People with offspring

    I have a very free spirited almost 6 year old in school right now, and she loves it. They go by when kids are born, so she is in kindergarten through until April of 2016 here technically, although...
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    Re: Tokyo Orientation Group A people

    On the spreadsheet I got, those classes are for CIRs only. ALTs will get "MEXT workshops" but the topics aren't specified. :(
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    Re: Tokyo Orientation Group A people

    Thanks Gizmo! I think the first part of day one got cut off - I thing there's a welcome meeting from 9-10 am on the Monday.

    Thanks again!
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    Re: Tokyo Orientation Group A people

    That's what I got back. Will have to pick through it tonight, but it seems pretty 9-5 ish :)
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    Re: Tokyo Orientation Group A people

    開会式
    JETプログラムに関する重要事項の説明
    10:00 - 10:15 休憩
    10:15 - 11:15 「JET参加者の心得と同参加者に期待すること」
    11:15 - 11:30 休憩
    ALT分科会 CIR分科会
    11:30 - 12:15 文部科学省新学習指導要領等の説明 全体会
    12:15 - 13:30 ...
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    Re: Tokyo Orientation Group A people

    Good idea! I just sent an email and will let you know if he knows anything!

    RG
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    Tokyo Orientation Group A people

    Can I beg a favour of you, please? If you have a moment, can someone please upload a schedule of what went down this year, or at least the start/end/lunch times for me please? I'm in group B and...
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    Sticky: Re: Not so obvious advice for new ALTs

    Same here: Fresh from the bank of canada a stack of 2,000yen notes, even though I specifically requested 10,000's. Annoyed.
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    Re: Gifts/Omiyage When Arriving

    I am ordering boxes of maple cookies online and having them shipped to my residence there so they'll be waiting for me. Everyone will get a cookie on a canadian design (read: dollar store leftover...
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    Yay!!! Congrats!!!!!
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    I think vancouver will likely send a similar number this year, but they started with much fewer than that (I think it was 19 spots, but don't quote me on it). It would be crazy if Calgary sent more...
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    How many went last year, Johnny? Was it 42? If so, this year we started with fewer than half - but have crept up much closer to that number now. The long and short of it is that it is very...
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    Re: Gifts/Omiyage When Arriving

    One quick word about chewy/sticky food - a lot of Japanese people of that age have dental work and might not be able to eat it. Or at least use it asan excuse To not eat it!!

    :P
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    Re: Alternates Hangout

    I believe (don't quote me on this though), that there have been about 10 or 11 upgrades from
    Vancouver so far. The original number if shortlisters was very, very, unbelievably low this year for some...
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    Re: Japanese children's books

    Oh! I thought it was about a little girl, thanks!
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    Re: Japanese children's books

    What grade level is yotsuba meant for - would it be something I could try reading to my kindergartener? Thx!
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    Re: JLPT N3

    Good to know, thanks - it is one big book that I canleave at home then!
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    Re: First Month on JET (This Upcoming August)

    Lol "gaijin smashing" - love it!
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    Re: JLPT N3

    God, all the technology out there now is amazing! I actually have the old school RTK book, but I struggle to use it somehow. Wil it start making more sense/ more of an impact as I get further in, do...
  21. Thread: JLPT N3

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    Re: JLPT N3

    Thanks for that tip- last time around those didn't exist for me, but boy does that look like a helpful program!
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    Re: JLPT N3

    Lol, of course - I'm stuck in the middle! Murphy's law! There is NO way I could pass 2 (either new or old), so I guess I'll have to figure something out - maybe buy one well chosen book that outlines...
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    Re: JLPT N3

    Thanks guys! I guess it might not be worth it for me to buy new books, then - I could probably pass if I studied the old level 2 books that I spent a small fortune on ;) I'd probably be wiser to drop...
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    Re: Just the one year

    I think a lot only go for one year. My first time around, about 30-40 percent in my area stayed only one year. I don't know if that's the norm though! This time around I'm inly staying one year -...
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    Re: JLPT N3

    Thank you!!! Very helpful!
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