Tag: Japan

Teaching in Thailand vs. Teaching in Japan

Teaching in Thailand vs. Japan by Rachael Hornsby Having started my TEFL adventures in Thailand, I have now spent a year teaching there, and another 6 months teaching in Japan (with a year back in the UK in between). If you might be considering either of these countries to teach English in, or are deciding

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Why I Hate Teaching Kindergarten

Why I Hate Teaching Kindergarten (…and why I love it) Today my class staged a full-on rebellion. Crayons were thrown; blocks were spilled. β€œNo,” their 20 little minds simultaneously decided, β€œNow is not classtime.” Trying to round them up was about as successful as herding cats. The first month is always the hardest, especially with

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Teaching in Japan: Part 1

My first week in Japan by Rachael Hornsby After months of saving for flights, researching jobs, and attempting pretty unsuccessfully to learn some basic greetings in Japanese, I was eager to get over to Japan and find out for myself what it was like. I packed up all 25kg of my life in my snazzy

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#TRAVEL – JAPAN: 3 Attractions of Arashiyama

Kyoto is well known in Japan for being a historical and picturesque place, as many travel articles you read to encourage you to visit. Arashiyama is located in western Kyoto and it is everything you want from Japan: it’s breathtakingly beautiful and the tranquility is gladly welcomed if you have just spent a few days

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Late to the airbnb party..

Established in 2008, Airbnb has been around for a fair amount of time. However, it wasn’t until mid-2015 that I first used it. It was a brilliant choice! To anyone that doesn’t know what Airbnb is, it is a service that allows people to list and rent a huge range of properties all over the

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#TRAVEL – JAPAN: Uncovering Kyoto

A visit to Kyoto has been on my to-do list for well over a decade now, so when I finally found the opportunity to go this past year I was absolutely thrilled. Admittedly, my first impression of Kyoto was far from ideal: my hostel was located along a six-lane highway with a marvelous view of

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