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31 March 2009 @ 11:39 pm
Day before the first day at work  
I didn't actually do any work yesterday, but I went in to the city to get my schedule.

My "joushikousei" tag will probably be getting more use from here on out, because the Lang Education Center is assigning me to be the full-time ALT at Suzugamine Girls' High School in Nishi-ku, Hiroshima. It's team teaching (i.e., assisting a Japanese English teacher with their class), so that takes away the lesson planning worries--I can still help with lessons, but I don't have to plan everything all by myself anymore. I also get paid a better salary, including all the holidays that Suzugamine gets, like a month off in the summer.

Bad news: I have to get up at 6 a.m. every morning or earlier, take an hour busride into the city and then a half-hour streetcar ride to the school. Also, I sometimes have to teach on Saturdays and late on Thursday nights (well, to 8 p.m., but then I have to take the bus home).

Good news: I can sleep on the bus and Lang is giving me a transportation stipend. The schedule says "every other Saturday," but a lot of them seem to be days off.

It seems like it'll go well! The person before me finished out their contract; the reason I'm getting the job is because they moved back to their home country. And being in a Japanese teachers' office will give me more chances to practice Japanese. All in all, it seems like it'll go well. I hope it does.
 
 
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Meganmelliott415 on April 1st, 2009 11:25 am (UTC)
Good luck! You can do it :)