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Teaching English


The odds are if you’re coming to live and work in Japan, you’ll be starting out as an English teacher. Here you’ll find resources on teaching and working in Japan; whether you’re considering it as a career path or are already immersed in the job and looking for tips and advice.

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What Teaching English in Japan was REALLY Like

Having taught English in Japan for 3 years with 2,000 hours of classroom experience, I take a look at the highs and lows that come with the job, including my most awkward moment with a student....

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25 Useful Japanese Words for Everyday Conversation

You'll hear these 25 Japanese words pretty much every day in Japan - so it's worth knowing them. We wander through Tokyo for the day, using them in natural situations and discuss what they mean and how they're used. (Featuring Natsuki & h...

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Learn Japanese with Natsuki | 10 Animal Onomatopoeias

Natsuki's English lesson is our Japanese lesson. Everyone wins....

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Japanese Guy Tries English Tongue Twisters

English tongue twisters can be tough for Japanese people mastering the English language. To assist my friend Natsuki on his dream to becoming a world famous actor, we kick off his training with 5 of the most difficult tongue twisters - and one in par...

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12 Things You Should Know Before Coming to Japan

Travelling to Japan can be daunting. Make sure you go prepared with this list of tips to help you get the most out of your trip!...

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21 Strangest Movie Translations in Japanese

Western movies adapted for Japanese audiences often end up sounding like completely movies altogether. Here's 21 examples! ...

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Japanese Guy VS English | First Lesson Ever

In preparation for Natsuki's trip to the UK, Natsuki begins learning English with italki....

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TEACHING SWEAR WORDS IS IMPORTANT

An angry rant at people who fail to appreciate the importance of teaching swear words....

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Teaching in Japan: 5 Useful Tips for Beginners

Teaching in Japan is an amazing experience! Here are some useful tips for anyone coming to teach!...

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TEACHING SWEAR WORDS TO JAPANESE PEOPLE

*Warning* This video contains a ridiculous amount of swear words, for genuinely educational purposes.*...

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How to Move to and Work in Japan

To many people, moving to Japan seems not just daunting, but almost impossible. However there is a way that makes getting a job and moving to Japan relatively painless and much more easily accessible. ...

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The Horrors of Japanese - English Textbooks

Japanese-English Textbooks: Experience depressing and bizarrely written stories and crap English dialogue. Having taught for a year in Japan now I've had the joy of using many Japanese-English written textbooks....

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Japan and the International Language of Harry Potter

One of the things that excited me the most before coming to Japan was the prospect of just being able to speak to Japanese people and gauge their opinions and views on the world. I’d always felt as though...

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Are Japanese Work Parties Actually Fun?

Bingo! The Christmas season has come around once again, Pete's having it large in London, but what about the work party season in Japan? We're also talking typhoons and Tinder....

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When Japanese-English mistakes go too far (Engrish nightmares)

Chris Broad's Engrish nightmares! There was a weird problem with this episode, but if you're reading this it should be fixed. Sorry guys! Pete x...

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Japanese Policemen and Beatboxing Teachers!

This week on the Abroad In Japan podcast Chris earns himself a speeding ticket and Pete finds himself explaining Tums to the Po. Chris beatboxes for some reason. Just listen, won't you?...