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Posted 9/9/14 , edited 9/9/14

Peps213 wrote:

Hey So how can I ask "where is the restroom" in Japanese? Also have you left the US yet?


お手洗いはどちらですか。"Ote-arai wa dochira desuka"

or bluntly,

トイレはどこですか。 "Toire wa doko desuka"
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Posted 9/9/14

applestash wrote:


Peps213 wrote:

Hey So how can I ask "where is the restroom" in Japanese? Also have you left the US yet?


お手洗いはどちらですか。"Ote-arai wa dochira desuka"

or bluntly,

トイレはどこですか。 "Toire wa doko desuka"


Thank You I will learn soon sensei
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今、私は日本語を勉強しているので、日本じんのペンパルがほしでう。メールをこうかんしてもいいですか?
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Japan is in the ring of fire so how is the earthquake/tsunami/volcano situation where you used to live?
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This may sound like a silly question, but are there American districts in large cities, like Chinatown and Japantown in San Francisco?
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What are the qualifications you need for being an English teacher to primary school children in Japan? I'm about to choose my GCSE subjects, and I really would love to do that particular job.
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Do you always eat rice for a meal? I'm curious, or do you get lazy sometimes and order a pizza?
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One advice i can give you if you have not be given if you are ever stopped by police by any reason while you are with someone else or alone. Stay calm don't make any erratic movement or reach for anything. Do Not walk toward them they will stop you by any means necessary. If you were to get arrested by any chance Do Not resist that will only hurt you. In U.S. we have a saying "Play stupid games. Win stupid prizes" if you follow that you will be fine.
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Posted 10 days ago

Biggle wrote:

Do you always eat rice for a meal? I'm curious, or do you get lazy sometimes and order a pizza?


Not always, but most of us eat rice more frequently than average American people does. Some people eat bread, especially for breakfast. We eat western foods often too because Japanese lifestyle is influenced by foreign culture.
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TheNekoNextDoor wrote:

What are the qualifications you need for being an English teacher to primary school children in Japan? I'm about to choose my GCSE subjects, and I really would love to do that particular job.


I'm not knowledgeable about how to be a teacher, but I want to tell you that a lot of Japanese parents were called "monster parents" nowadays. They have a power to control schools or teachers by claiming small stuffs. There are Japanese news "a teacher were disciplinary dismissal" were posted online almost every week. Not even they hit children, just only shouting at them or giving any other penalties.

I'm not saying that there is no hope to be a teacher. They just started to teach English class at primary school few years ago. I assume they are short-handed for an English teacher, but I want you to aware that it might be difficult to keep that job.
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youjiman wrote:


TheNekoNextDoor wrote:

What are the qualifications you need for being an English teacher to primary school children in Japan? I'm about to choose my GCSE subjects, and I really would love to do that particular job.


I'm not knowledgeable about how to be a teacher, but I want to tell you that a lot of Japanese parents were called "monster parents" nowadays. They have a power to control schools or teachers by claiming small stuffs. There are Japanese news "a teacher were disciplinary dismissal" were posted online almost every week. Not even they hit children, just only shouting at them or giving any other penalties.

I'm not saying that there is no hope to be a teacher. They just started to teach English class at primary school few years ago. I assume they are short-handed for an English teacher, but I want you to aware that it might be difficult to keep that job.


Thank you for the information. I will have a backup plan to fall back on if all else fails, but I'll have to think of it
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I used to be a teacher in Japan. IT's surprisingly easy if you don't mind who you work for.

As long as you have a degree and are a native English speaker, you can work for private English companies all over Japan. The job you want to look for is an ALT job. That's working in schools and doing proper classes. You don't want Eikaiwa. Eikaiwa is fine, but it's hard work and long hours.

The big companies servicing ALT contracts at the moment are Interac, Heart, and a few others that tend to be a lot smaller. If you are really lucky, you can get a gig in the JET programme, which will put you out in the country, but they pay the best and treat you the best.
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ism3rd wrote:

Hello.
I'm Japanese. And I learning English in USA.


You're from Chiba? That's my old home in Japan! I lived in Chiba-shi for over 5 years. Where did you live there?
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KurisuSensei wrote:



I used to be a teacher in Japan. IT's surprisingly easy if you don't mind who you work for.

As long as you have a degree and are a native English speaker, you can work for private English companies all over Japan. The job you want to look for is an ALT job. That's working in schools and doing proper classes. You don't want Eikaiwa. Eikaiwa is fine, but it's hard work and long hours.

The big companies servicing ALT contracts at the moment are Interac, Heart, and a few others that tend to be a lot smaller. If you are really lucky, you can get a gig in the JET programme, which will put you out in the country, but they pay the best and treat you the best.


Thank you very much! I'll be sure to make a note of that. ^_^
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