A Year of New Ideas

January is the 1 year anniversary of ALT-JTE Connect. With the new year I wanted to spell out the goals and focus of this website. While staying true to the ideas that inspired this website in the first place, I also want to focus the attention of this website in two areas: 1) Sharing teaching advice and 2) talking about ways to get students talking more.

Teaching Advice

In other words, any tricks, secrets, tips, materials, etc. that make an English teacher in Japan more effective

Talk More

This is all about fulfilling the ideal of making English classes more conversational. And the opportunity is now. English classes have increased to 4 classes a week in junior high and once a week for 5th and 6th graders. The Ministry of Education recommends that classes be taught in mostly English. That means that it is our chance to step up to the plate and start producing ideas, curriculums, strategies and connections to make this vision a reality.

What’s in it for you?

-Get free teaching materials and ideas to spark your imagination

-Join the conversation and become a part of the movement for more communication in English classes.

I created this website to have these kinds of conversations and I’m so excited to see where it takes us. Here’s to what I hope will be a rewarding and thrilling year of discoveries and new ideas.