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How would you plan a class to introduce kids to the ABCs?

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Best to add your own spin, but work the answer for the level you want to teach. Songs/dance/colorful pictures for elementary; worksheets, puzzles, han games for JHS.

Why do you want to work for us?

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What do you think the relation between Japan and the U.S. is?

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How many characters do you know in Japanese?

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Prepare a sample lesson.

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I was so extremely nervous that I know I don't remember some of the questions, but here are some of the ones I do remember: Tell us about your interest in Japan/JET.

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Would I be willing to work with elementary school students--and, if so, would I be willing to sing, dance, etc. to warm them up to the English language?

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I listed in my application that I could speak Japanese, and was asked one question in Japanese. It was ludicrously easy: What have you done today?

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Which American holiday would you choose to demonstrate a lesson for Japanese students?

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There was one member of my interview panel who seemed like he wanted to get me flustered. I learned afterwards that many interviewees have that experience. The question I was asked that got me the most flustered was "We see that you have a lot of teaching experience. Why do you think you would be qualified for the CIR position?"

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