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    Re: JET or Interac

    I don't think I've ever heard "Grammar Nazi" put so eloquently. I shall immortalize this moment.
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    Re: JET or Interac

    I interviewed with Interac before accepting with JET. Interac you make pro-rated salary during the holidays. You work less days, you get paid less.
  3. Re: Adult Conversation Classes - Advice, please!

    In my local community I run a conversation group. For the first class I just had them introduce themselves: hobbies, jobs, favourites etc. Then by the end of it I had a rough idea of what I could...
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    Re: JET or Interac

    I think, personally, the key difference between the two is that Interac is a business that hires teachers. They are a dispatch company first and foremost. It's easier to get in to, they don't pay for...
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    Re: Aspiring Canadian JETs 2015

    #mac4lyfe

    My advice would be to keep your current rig until you move to Japan and buy one there. Just be aware all the PCs distributed there are going to be in Japanese. So you may want to have...
  6. Thread: Tokyo JETs

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    Re: Tokyo JETs

    I'm all about having a flair for the dramatic! What's life without a little drama ;)
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    Re: Tokyo JETs

    This was my main concern, was that I was somehow going to lose JET's benefits. The benefits are the main reason I wanted to participate in the JET program. Otherwise, I would have just applied as a...
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    Re: Tokyo JETs

    To be honest, I'm not sure what it means. I know that an agency will be handling my apartment. I have to tell them what I want, and they will have me see a few apartments for selection. I have no...
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    Re: Tokyo JETs

    This is the email I received:
    Interac Co., Ltd. has been entrusted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education to assist you in various ways during your initial period prior to and directly after...
  10. Thread: Tokyo JETs

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    Tokyo JETs

    Hello Everyone,

    Is anyone else that's being placed in Tokyo just a little concerned about the fact that JET and the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education is pawning us off to Interac? It's a...
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    Re: Aspiring Canadian JETs 2015

    Tokyo-to had around 200 New JETs this year. So if you've been upgraded with that placement give it A LOT of time for you CO to get a hold of you it's going to be stressful for them.
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    Re: Aspiring Canadian JETs 2015

    Could have been, I live on a giant blue marble.
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    Re: Aspiring Canadian JETs 2015

    Tokyo is on quite a large island, that doesn't really narrow it down. :|
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    Re: Influent (Formally SanjigenJiten)

    It's not really that it's a game itself. It does a lot of things that learning from a book doesn't provide. You have visuals, colours, sounds, text. Your brain processes it no differently then it...
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    Re: Stuff to bring

    My small town lives off tourism as it has some really nice beaches. There is A LOT of that kind of novelty trinket stuff everywhere. Even chain store owners carry the standard post cards and fridge...
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    Re: Aspiring Canadian JETs 2015

    Don't worry Bif ITIL is a judgement free zone... *tries to hide snicker*
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    Re: Influent (Formally SanjigenJiten)

    Sounds like ITIL needs to brainstorm ideas and come up with a kickstarter for project on Japanese Language.

    We can call it "I Think I'm Lost: A Japanese Guide to Foreigners Trying To Find the...
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    Influent (Formally SanjigenJiten)

    Hey guys, just blew a modest $11 on this Influent on Steam it works for mac so it's a huge bonus for me. It doesn't teach grammar or anything. But it's great for testing yourself on words: nouns,...
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    Re: Aspiring Canadian JETs 2015

    Shifting the topic a bit! Has anyone received any word from their contracting organizations yet? JET Desk said it would be at the latest the 11th and to contact them if I don't hear anything before...
  20. Re: Worried about getting rid of everything in my apartment if successor changes loca

    I can understand asking a reasonable price for something like an aircon or a fridge. But why would you gouge someone that has to go through the same hardships that you've gone through over something...
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    Re: Aspiring Canadian JETs 2015

    Would this be altered now that Japan has passed that law making English education compulsory across the board? Or do you think it will remain the same to save MEXT some money moving people around?
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    Re: Aspiring Canadian JETs 2015

    ESID? Opposite? or Prefecture = Numerous | City Jets = A Few?
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    Re: Aspiring Canadian JETs 2015

    Is that to say, then, that Prefecture ALTs are specifically High School and International Centre ALTs whereas 'City JETs' are ES and JRHS? This has always been a point of confusion for me and I...
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    Re: Aspiring Canadian JETs 2015

    Prefectural JETs work out of the BoE office and all other JETs work out to different schools iirc.


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    Re: Stuff to bring

    I find the problem with things that are edible is that most of the stuff in Canada, I have found through experience, is far too sweet for most Japanese people. It usually takes them a while to...
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