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From Assistant Language Teacher To A Life With WordPress

Posted by HeroPress on February 8, 2022 at 4:31 pm
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I arrived in Japan a little over a decade ago to experience the country, its culture, and all it had to offer in all its glory. This was a singular goal for me since primary school, and I pursued it without putting much thought as to how I’d live there if I ever made it to Japan. I just knew I needed to experience living in Japan one way or another, and the ticket to do it was through teaching English as an “assistant language teacher”, ALT for short. So that’s what I did. A very cliche story for many of us foreigners who happen to find their way here. I put in the work to get a proper TESL/TESOL certification, passed an interview with one of the big ALT dispatch companies, and before I knew it I had a one-way ticket to Japan! I was going to live the “dream” as an assistant language teacher teaching English to kids in junior high schools in Japan. The city I was placed in was Sapporo, Japan’s 5th largest city, located in northern Japan on the island of Hokkaido. Sapporo is a bustling urban area with a population of approximately 1.9 million…

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