My Schedule as a Japanese ALT

By Donnie | Articles

From the looks of things this is going to be freakin’ awesome. I just got a copy of my schedule today and I since I don’t have a whole lot of classes, I’m going to be able to devote a lot of time to making my classes really good and improving my Japanese at the same time. Because there will be times where there is nothing to do, I will try to sit in on some classes whenever possible and this job will provide me with the time I need to do more blogging. Is it less pay? You bet your patoot that it is. But what I lose in money I gain in time, new skills, and cultural immersion. Yeah, I know that last one sounds pretty cheesy, but hear me out. What better place is there to learn about Japanese culture directly than in public school. In one week, I’ve been exposed to things that I have never would’ve had the chance to see at an Eikaiwa. It’s going to take time to become accustomed to teaching larger groups of children, but once I catch on, I have the potential to learn a lot from this job.

This is my schedule:

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  • Donald Ash

    Hello Bud, I think it’s great that you are doing what you like and that things are going well for you. I agree with you become as immersed in Japan culture as you possibly can. It will only be beneficial to you, the more you learn about the language and culture. I can even help you in the U.S. as an interpreter etc. Keep up the good work. Love, Dad.

    • Donald Ash

      Thanks, Pops! I will keep working on the language thing, trying to learn as much about the culture as I can. I hope I can do something/live a life that makes a difference. I love you, too, Dad.

  • Roger Starkey

    That’s a sweet schedule.

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