Dec 30

Job: English Teacher (and other teaching positions) at Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School (Shanghai)

A really interesting opportunity for any teachers out there. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


PositionEnglish Teacher
Location:  Shanghai, China


Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School is hiring an experienced English teacher to join their team based in Shanghai. This is a permanent, full-time position available starting August 2014. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a new school pioneering a Sino-foreign joint high school
model with highly qualified western-trained expatriate teachers and local teachers. More details available here.

[Special ED note: … reaching out on behalf of a new school based in Shanghai that is hiring for several 10th grade teachers.  The school is a collaboration between the Dwight School based in NYC and Shanghai Qibao high school and will be the first joint foreign-Chinese high school in China…  JET alumni could be a great fit for these positions… are also hiring for physics, chemistry, biology, and economics.] Read More

Nov 21

【RocketNews24】Japanese elementary school teachers may tell you “5 x 100 = 500” is wrong

Posted by Michelle Lynn Dinh (Shimane-ken, Chibu-mura, 2010–13), editor and writer for RocketNews24The following article was written by Master Blaster, writing team for RocketNews24, a Japan-based site dedicated to bringing fun and quirky news from Asia to English speaking audiences.

Japanese Elementary School teachers may tell you “5 x 100 = 500” is wrong1

Here’s an elementary school math question for you all:
Apples are sold for 100 yen each. If you buy 5 what is the total amount?

If you said “5 × 100 = 500” then I’m sorry but you just flunked second grade math in Japan… if there were only one question all year. The reason is an old teaching method that is employed in elementary and middle schools throughout the country. It’s also a method that many, such as a blogger by the name of Uncorrelated, want stopped as it leads to strange logic where six times seven does not always equal 42 and five times 100 might not equal 500.

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Oct 2

【RocketNews24】Possibly the greatest textbook doodles of all time


Michelle Lynn Dinh (Shimane-ken, Chibu-mura, 2010–13) is an editor and writer for RocketNews24, a Japan-based site dedicated to bringing fun and quirky news from Asia to English speaking audiences.

【RocketNews24】Possibly the greatest textbook doodles of all time1

Remember back in high school when you’d opened up your textbook to find George Washington picking his nose and Joseph Stalin with a peg leg and eye patch. It was enough to make you bow down and thank the graffiti gods for giving you a much needed distraction from the incessant ramblings of your instructor.

Textbook doodles seem to transcend national borders and bored students from all over the world appear to have a penchant for defiling educational tools. We’ve already shown you some from Asia, a continent that seems to be home to an abundance of bored students with idle hands. Now let’s take a look at textbook doodles from Twitter user and Japanese high school student, Chanta, who takes it to a whole other level, actually erasing parts of his textbook to create entirely different, albeit twisted, pictures. Former and current JETs might appreciate Chanta’s preference for using his English textbook as his canvas.


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Jul 14

Job: JET alum English teachers needed in Japan

Thanks to jet alum Kia Cheleen For passing this on.
 Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).

Position: Teacher
Posted by: (NPO) Japanese Language Research Institute
Location: Japan
Salary: N/A
Start date: N/A


An Eikai-wa school in Japan is specifically looking for JETs or JET alumni to teach English lessons on the specific dates below in the areas designated.

Those interested should contact Ms. Satoko Takeda at the (NPO) Japanese Language Research Institute. (FYI: The Japanese Language Research Institute developed the curriculum for the Japanese Linguistics & Pedagogy Course offered by CLAIR.) Takeda-sensei’s email is:

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Mar 30

Elementary ALTs sought by RCS (Matsumoto)

Via the Naganojet Yahoo group:

Real Communication Solution (RCS)  is looking for full-time ALTs for elementary schools.

Job Details:
*Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30
*Contract period from April 2010 to March 2011
*Salary to be determined based on experience  210,000~240,000

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