ALT / JTE Relations. Introduction Warmup ALT/JTE Roles Cultural Differences Scenarios / Problem solving Short Questionnaire Q&A. Introduction. Heidi Soto 4 th year ALT Tamana Koko, Arao Koko, Tamana Kogyo. Yukiho Yoshimoto Tamana Koko English teacher. WARMUP.
ALTs, please tell us what you think the roles of JTEs are in your classroom?
JTEs, what do you think the role of your ALTs are in the classroom?
How do these answer s compare to your own thoughts about your role?
From CLAIR’s Resource Materials and Teaching Handbook
and General Information Handbook
Please try not to get frustrated and be patient. You’ll figure it out with time.
Please be open-minded and accepting of other cultures. Try new things.
School Rabu Rabu Chugakko has one ALT who comes to school once a week. The ALT works with three JTEs for four classes. The ALT doesn’t plan the lessons. When they are called to class, they often assist by reciting from the textbook. Halloween is coming up and the ALT would like to teach them about their own culture by organizing a Halloween lesson in English. The ALT knows that the JTEs usually prefer to use only the textbook and are normally reluctant in giving the ALT full control of class.
School Totoro Shogakko has an ALT who works there twice a week with 4 teachers. The ALT teaches 3 classes each day. Usually, the ALT approaches each teacher 10 minutes before their class to explain the lesson. The JTEs, however, don’t speak English well and don’t know what role to play in class. The ALT also doesn’t speak Japanese well. The games and lessons sometimes don’t work out. How can the ALT and JTE communicate their ideas without misunderstanding?
School Chu Chu Kogyo Koko has an ALT who works there twice a week. The ALT teaches four classes each day. The ALT usually brings their lessons from their high-level academic school to use at this lower-level technical school. The JTEs feel that the level of these lessons are too high for the students and find themselves translating more than they would like to the students. The JTEs don't know how to approach the ALT due to cultural sensitivity and language issues.
Please answer the following
1.) If you were taught Japanese in the way you teach English, would you actually learn or just have fun?
2.) What kind of student were you in school?
a) Cool b) A Slacker c) Class Clown d) Disruptive e) Geeky f) Teacher’s Pet g) Attentive
3.) What were the teachers like that you really respected?
4.) What did you do at your school’s culture festival?
JTEs, please answer the following
1.) What do you like about ALTs? Ex. They are fun and crazy in class for students.
2.) What do you dislike about ALTs? Ex. They are always late.
3.) Do you think students’ English abilities would become worse if the ALT no longer worked at your school?
YES NO Why?
4.) What did your ALT do at your school’s culture festival?
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