Saga Prefectural Orientation 2020

Due to the delays in arrivals for new JETs in 2020 and to help combat the spread of COVID-19, the Prefectural Orientation will be held in video format. Please watch all videos that apply to your situation. If you have any questions about the contents of the presentations, please inquire with the DR who gives the presentation. If you don’t know how to reach them, or if you have a different question, please inquire with a PA. Please let us know if you have trouble accessing any materials available on this page.


Mental Health (by Jonathan Amanatidis)

In this workshop Jonathan will teach you how you can evaluate your own mental health and help you acclimate to your new life in Japan. For a better look at the slides and the worksheet, please access the links below:

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How to Life: Cleaning (by Elvia Valles)

Here are some tips from Elvia on how to keep your Japanese apartment clean.

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How to Life: Bugs & Nature (by Jon Philney)

Jon explains what critters to watch out for, and how to deal with them once spotted.

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Disaster Prevention (by Celia Chambers)

In this video Celia talks about the types of disasters that are common in Saga Prefecture, and what you can do to keep yourself safe if one occurs.

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Studying Japanese (by Jon Philney)

Set achievable goals for learning Japanese. Jon walks you through his learning process and provides you with some great tips on language learning.

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AJET Announcements (by Jonathan Amanatidis)

In this brief video, Jonathan explains about the national and regional chapters of AJET.

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School Life (by Amanda Doherty)

In this video, Amanda gives a brief overview of how schools in Japan work, and how to get things done at your schools.

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Elementary Schools (by Jon Philney)

For those expected to teach at Elementary Schools, Jon will guide you through the basics, including recent developments in the curriculum and some fun games you could use at your schools. Some materials he discusses can be accessed through the links below.

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Translation of the NHE Curriculem Booklet (by Jon)

Elementary textbook data (Please access the Saga JETs 2020-2021 Facebook page, or ask a DR or PA)

Junior High School (By Amanda Doherty and Celia Chambers)

Amanda and Celia talk about the ins and outs of junior high schools in Saga, ways to do your self introductions, how to work together smoothly with your JTEs, and more!

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Senior High Schools (by Elvia Valles & Kate Penick)

In these videos, Kate and Elvia provide some important tips to those who are expected to be placed at high schools.

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