Kumamoto Orientation -
Workshop Powerpoints
Over the next several weeks we will be uploading all the orientation handbook materials, presentation slides, and videos of all the workshops.  So check back in occasionally to see what new resources are available!                                                                             
Welcome Address by Chris Ott - presentation slidesmore sightseeing recommendations 
Team Teaching for ES/JHS ALTs by James Pashley - ES presentation slidesJHS presentation slideshandbook materials
Team Teaching for SHS ALTs by Dokken Nakamone and Ranko Matsunaka - handbook materials: workshop outlineeiken levelsclassroom english handout
Lesson Planning for ES/JHS ALTs by Javier Segura - handbook materials,presentation slides
Lesson Planning for SHS ALTs by Nicole Gallagher - presentation slides
Long-Term Curriculum Building by Jonathan Jelliff and Max Pensack - presentation slideshandbook materials
History of Kumamoto by Dan Woten - handbook materials
Office Enkai & Etiquette by Lauren Sorondo - presentation slideshandbook materials
Teaching Phonics by Cody Jones and Ian O'Kidhain - presentation slideshandbook materials
Classroom Management by Brian Dinnie and Sam Muller - handbook materialspresentation slides
2012 International Friendship Festival
The South African panel display at last year's International Friendship Festival.  The 2013 International Friendship Festival will be held Sunday, November 24 at the Kengun Shopping District in Kumamoto City.  Come check it out!

Design by Zachary Johnson
  • Ringside by Zack Kraushar
  • Experiencing Racial Differences in Japan by Adele Jackson-Gibson
  • The UN Comes to Kumamoto by Erik Smith
  • Out in Japan by Zachary Johnson
  • My "Oh No" Moments by Melissa Barcellos
  • California Kawaura Dreaming by Erin Dillon
Under Construction!!!
We've started revamping the website, but it's going to take some time.  In the meantime, tell us what you think!  Do you like it so far?  Any suggestions?  
Here is our to-do list:
-continue adding lessons to the lessons wiki
-continue making the website more user friendly by adjusting the layout, text size, etc.
-incorporate more info and resources that we've accumulated over the years

Lesson Plan Attachments
・If you have been to a good English-speaking doctor, please email the PAs about it.

・Good luck with the new semester of classes! 

Important upcoming dates:

・Starting in October - New ES/JHS ALT School Visits  
Upcoming Events:

・September 5 - Taco Night, 7PM at Tortacos, Kumamoto City
・September 26 & 27 - Ashikita Beach Party, Otachimisaki Park, Ashikita, check-in starts at 4PM

Area Guide


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