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    Re: JET "Horror Stories"?

    Oh well that's helpful ted.

    Yes, every situation is different but I think for the most part the JET Program is one of the better options for teaching in Japan. I've not heard of any truly horrible...
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    Re: Thinking about doing JET again.

    I think there are two errors here. One, it's not if you are offered the job, it's once you receive your placement. Two, it's not never again, it's you can't try again the next year... you have to...
  3. Re: How far has your Japanese progressed since starting Jet?

    I feel like I didn't come in with much more vocabulary than my self-study friends but everyone I know that has self-studied has the most atrocious accent.
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    Re: Thinking about doing JET again.

    It's a bit old to be hired on though since one of the requirements is being under 40 "in principle."
  5. Re: My Tiny Kitchen-the cooking in Japan thread

    I second the Meat Guy. Real bacon was such a life saver. And you can get large bags of spices and lentils, which would cost you a lot from foreign foods stores in Japan. You can even get cheese.

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    Re: Question regarding the "pay change"

    Preview to make sure you have time to read it at your leisure
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    Re: NAGASAKI Newbies, where are you??

    Welcome. Not Nagasaki but Fukuoka so we're neighbors. We get a lot of the Sasebo guys from the naval base popping into our clubs on the weekends.
  8. Re: Link between Education and Success in Japan

    Bucky, you are sound like such an ignorant troll sometimes that I forget you also make reasoned and intelligent posts that actually make sense. You must just have a severely authistic person living...
  9. Thread: Fukuoka

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    Re: Fukuoka

    I guess it's time to start bumping these for the incoming JETs. Though I feel like there aren't that many on ITIL this year. Whatevs.
  10. Re: Australian JETs will make about minimum wage in 2013.

    It was plenty... when the yen wasn't tanking and the salary was higher.
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    Re: Vision Quest Support Group

    No to the Japanese, yes to the support teacher. They expect me to teach all of the grammar from a unit in a single day. Some of these units have up to 8 grammar points. The team teaching book...
  12. Re: How the application process needs to change

    You've made two distinct errors in judgement here.

    1) While Ini is total dick, he's one of the most knowledgable and oddly helpful people on the forum so it actually IS worthwhile to listen to...
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    Re: Vision Quest Support Group

    I have to teach grammar and expressions. :(

    My first grammar lesson is Thursday and I'm completely unsure how to do it because I never got that far in grad school before I came on JET. I learned...
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    Re: Vision Quest Support Group

    For the Classroom English in the front of the book I was thinking of having them role-play being teachers and students in groups of 4. Would it be better to just give them a general rule of you must...
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    Re: Vision Quest Support Group

    I'm doing mine in the self-intro lesson. My self intro is basically "Hi, my name is hunterofpeace and I am 26 years old. I am from America. I have been in Japan for 8 months, and I really like it...
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    Re: Vision Quest Support Group

    Ahhh, good point. I wanted to give them a worksheet but I figured that, yeah, they'd just lose it/leave it at home. Having them glue it to their notebooks would be a good alternative, thanks. Might...
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    Re: Vision Quest Support Group

    Yeah, I am just planning on a 2-3 minute self-intro for me and one for the JTE as well and then we will go over class rules, make their stamp cards/ nameplates, review classroom English, and then do...
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    Re: Vision Quest Support Group

    Cytrix, are you doing 3 different lessons for those topics?
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    Re: Vision Quest Support Group

    Would you say it's more important to start with self-introduction stuff and then teach the classroom phrases the second (or third) lessson? Or go straight into the classroom phrases? I'm thinking...
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    Re: Vision Quest Support Group

    Standard. And I'm expected to teach grammar. Buhhhhhhhhhhh. I had this nice 2-day approach (1 day grammar, pronunciation, intonation 1 day conversation) but then I realized that some of the sections...
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    Vision Quest Support Group

    For those of us lucky enough to have this rousing textbook for our English Expression classes. If you are afflicted with this textbook, let this be a sounding board for your VQ woes. Share your...
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    Re: Interviews

    Given that it's April and EVERYONE is bored, can you post it here?
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    Re: Interviews

    Eh... could be they just got lazy. Could be your application was generic. I wouldn't think about it too much at this point. Not much that you can do. You want do something more productive than worry...
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    Re: Interac Short Essay Help

    Once you satisfy Gizzy in the content area, post it again because you need to tweak your grammar
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    Re: Interviews

    I was asked to give an example of an "engaging activity" I'd learned in my Masters program since I mentioned something to that effect in my SOP but nothing so formal as a sample lesson.
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