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What was good and bad about your JET experience? (Reminiscing About the JET Programme) | Ichimon Japan 47

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On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What was good and bad about your JET experience?

Topics Discussed

  • What the JET Programme is
  • The various positions available to JET applicants
  • Some troubles experienced while on the JET Programme
  • Rural placements
  • Japan’s shrinking population
  • On getting placed in Yamagata Prefecture
  • On the lack of privacy that comes with living in a rural place in Japan
  • Positive experiences while on JET
  • Unique tangential experiences
  • How seeing example of bad teaching can be helpful
  • On making friends while on JET
  • On dealing with cold weather
  • And much more!

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Sources, Links, Videos, Etc.

Here’s a few English language articles that I came across while preparing for this episode.

Here is a link to the page containing the details about the Japanese survey mentioned in this episode.

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Japanese Vocabulary List

Most episodes feature at least one or two interesting Japanese words or phrases. Here’s some of the ones that came up on this episode. All information is from Jim Breen’s WWWJDIC.

  • Gaikokugoshidōjoshu
    • 外国語指導助手 【がいこくごしどうじょしゅ】 (n) assistant language teacher; ALT; foreign national serving as an assistant teacher of English in a Japanese classroom

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Special Thanks

Opening/Closing Theme: Produced by Apol (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Fiverr)

Ichimon Japan cover art: Produced by Erik R.

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