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  1. Re: Are there students you teach that you just dislike or are not fond of?

    Yeah but you gotta give those poor bastards a grain of salt. Even now I'm getting students in 2中 whose mothers are already forcing them into taking juku lessons to prep for high school entrance...
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    Re: Summer Japanese Courses

    This a million times, with ONE caveat: I've noticed some of those same chicks are emotionally/mentally broken. Maybe thats why they went overseas, or were broken overseas.
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    Re: I don't want to leave but...

    Use this as an opportunity to make friends with locals, not the ALTs. Locals will always be there, but an ALT may up and leave at any moment and then you're back to square one.

    Some places to...
  4. Re: Current & Former JETs - Your best and worst experience as a JET?

    Tell that f** that it doesn't matter where the words come from, and you're not teaching French, you're teaching English. If we decide to invert the sentence order to Object Verb Subject, we can do...
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    Travel agencies that accept split payments?

    A few years ago I booked a flight home through HIS travel and they let me split the payments across 2 different months (flight was in Dec., booking day was in October) but I've heard unconfirmed...
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    Re: Interac - ES Lessons

    Just about Sakai in general, the atmosphere and history of the city is really cool, although your students may not know very much about it. I've met university educated adults in my city that didn't...
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    Re: Setting up a new apartment in Nagahama

    Yeah, one of the best things about delivery services in Japan is you can set dates, and often time frames between 8am ~ 9pm. In some situations you can even have stuff delivered to convenience...
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    Re: Setting up a new apartment in Nagahama

    If you know the day you'll be arriving, schedule the delivery for that night. And with amazon, if necessary, you/your parents can use a US/UK credit card on the japanese site. Fortunately,...
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    Re: Setting up a new apartment in Nagahama

    $2500 can be enough as long as you aren't hit with huge fees up front. Assuming no key/bond money, you may still have to put down a security deposit, so expect 2 months rent (hopefully 2 months =...
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    Sticky: Re: Not so obvious advice for new ALTs

    Learn how to cook for yourself. Nothing is sadder than seeing people live off microwaved meals from 711.

    Also don't be an ass like me....or do because it's fun.

    My go-to reply if they are...
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    Poll: Re: JLPT July 3rd, 2016

    For me, the main reason is assessment and to give a logical progression to how I study. I used to study haphazardly. If it helps me get an even better job in the future, all the better.
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    Poll: JLPT July 3rd, 2016

    Registration is open so get your 5,500円 ready because it's time to test yourself.
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    Re: News from Interac

    Bribery and political favors in Japan?! *gasp*

    What's next? You gonna tell me that the theme park my school has field trips to every year might have some under the table dealings with us.
  14. Studying a secondary or tertiary subject in Japanese?

    In an attempt to overcome the lower-intermediate hurdle I've been thinking about how to approach Japanese as a means of studying something else. For example: a history book designed for 3rd/4th...
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    Re: Teaching good handwriting through cursive.

    Snapchat vag shots are the way of the future.
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    Re: Teaching good handwriting through cursive.

    I can't even remember the last thing I read in cursive that wasn't something that I wrote.
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    Re: Teaching good handwriting through cursive.

    Well since 99% of text you read is in print, I don't think it's an issue. I guess people that ignored/forgot cursive won't be able to read all those books published in cursive...oh wait.
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    Re: Teaching good handwriting through cursive.

    Miss out on what?
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    Re: Teaching good handwriting through cursive.

    As someone born with no nose?
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a3/Lordvoldemort.jpg
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    Re: Teaching good handwriting through cursive.

    Yes, personal preference is a massive burden.
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    Re: Teaching good handwriting through cursive.

    How often do you seen cursive? I can honestly say that probably 99% of what I see and read is print.
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    Re: Teaching good handwriting through cursive.

    Basically. If you took a foreign language class and then for a decade didn't speak, read, hear, or us that language would you still remember that language?

    Hopefully it's more of a case of it...
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    Re: Teaching good handwriting through cursive.

    Because if you spent 10+ years not using a skill, you tend to forget it.

    After grade 2 and 3 you're no longer forced to use cursive.
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    Re: Teaching good handwriting through cursive.

    Nah it's just short-hand is faster for taking notes so unless required to use cursive we gradually move away from using cursive.
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    Re: Teaching good handwriting through cursive.

    Same in the US but hand-written assignments no longer carry the requirement of using cursive.
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