Bridging the Gap: Japanese High School English Education & Teaching English as an ALT
In this presentation, I will show how English is currently being taught in public and private high schools throughout Japan. I will also show what current ALTs and JTEs are like and how that plays a role in team-teaching. We will discuss how language teaching works before students enter university, and provide tips on how to apply our teaching strategies in a university setting. ALTs and professors in Japan have similar situations in the classroom. Many of us teach large classes, work with students at various levels, and try to connect with whomever we teach. We will also have a discussion about how we can better prepare students for studying English in post-secondary education.