The British Council has engaged in an across-the-board collaboration with Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to create and provide content for a new edition of MEXT’s Team Teaching Handbook.
The Team Teaching Handbook, effectively a set of teaching guidelines for ALTs, was first published in 2002. After ten years of use, the handbook was in need of revision to reflect contemporary realities. The approach to English language teaching in Japanese schools has been transformed by recent revisions to the national Course of Study, which provides the foundations of the national school curriculum.
Produced in English, the handbook includes information on English language education in Japan today, principles of team teaching, and activities which can be readily used in class. Please try some of the ideas out in your lessons.
- Try out the comprehension questions below to check how much of the ALT handbook you have absorbed:
Self-assessment test for the ALT handbook