Links to other resources on the Internet.
Here are some links that I have found useful in my years working as an ALT teaching in a Japanese junior high school.
The quality varies and everything should be checked for mistakes, the scope of the Target Language, incorrect teaching methods and correct English level.
Beware games that are outdated and rely heavily on translated Japanese on the worksheets. When running a communication class, we should remove the crutch of using the students native language.
ALT training online – http://www.alttrainingonline.com
A free teacher training resource for teachers in Japan. Modules are currently being prepared so check back regularly to read all the updated training courses.
Englipedia – www.englipedia.net
There are hundreds of activities on this site for ALL the junior high school textbooks. It is run and maintained by a team of ALTs all around the world. A great resource when hunting for new ideas.
ALT Insider – http://www.altinsider.com/
One of the only places that I have found to give good advice on working practices and teaching methods for ALTs.
ESL Printables – http://www.eslprintables.com/
There are a lot of GEMS on this site but you really need to search through a lot. As a lot of the contributions are from many international countries, the English needs to be double checked.
JET Sendai – http://www.jetsendai.com/
Lot’s of interesting ideas on an easy to navigate site.
Let’s Teach English – http://www.letsTeachEnglish.com/
A great teaching resource with lots of fun exciting activities for students of all abilities.
English Worksheet Land – http://www.englishworksheetsland.com
17 teachers came together to make this teaching resource. Well worth checking out.
MES English – http://www.mes-english.com/
Lots of flashcards and easy to use material.
Genki English – http://genkienglish.net/
A popular website in the ALT circles
Eigo Note – Lessons for the Eigo Noto textbook
Still using Eigo Note? You’ll find some good stuff here.