Many of the links below have been retrieved from sites such as the JET Wikia and JET Programme sites. If you are aware of any updates or bad links please advise us. Likewise, if you would like to add a link please forward the details.
ESL Toolbox – Free samples and resources for EFL elementary teachers.
EFL Sensei – EFL Sensei provides free lesson plans for teachers.
Genki English – packed full of games, songs and activities. Great for Elementary school. Some materials are not free.
MES English – excellent resource for colorful and entertaining flashcards. Good for Elementary and first year Junior High. All materials are free.
Oxfam’s Cool Planet – teaching activities for cultural awareness and global citizenship.
Puzzle maker – great for last minute worksheets
Three Wise Monkeys – activities and ideas. Good for JHS.
|Game Board Templates|
|Be An Effective EFL Teacher|
|Breaking News English (High School)|
|CanTeach: Writing/Journal Prompts|
|Saga JET Worksheets and Lesson Plans|
|Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)|
|British Council Japan|
Reading Tutor – helpful translation website. Gives hiragana readings for kanji and English translation.
Tae Kim’s guide to Japanese grammar – covers basic to advanced grammar in an easy-to-understand way.
Kanji Practice – a site with quicktime video of Kanji stroke order.
Rikaichan – An great browser dictionary for Firefox. It’s free and worth the effort if you hate constantly looking up words. Scroll your cursor over words to look them up. It recognizes compounds and names.
The Super Dictionary – An excellent site for help regarding turning a PDA into a electronic dictionary. Also features solid reviews of other electronic dictionaries. This site is run by an ex-JET.
Online Dictionaries and Translation:
|Excite.jp Online Dictionary||Jim Breen’s JDIC|
|Yahoo.jp Online Dictionary|
JET Prefectural websites
The following links are to JET prefectural websites, wikis, Facebook or message boards. If you click on the speech bubble it will take you directly to discussion on the prefecture (if available) at the official Jet Programme forum. Some of these sites are affliated with National AJET while others are not. In some prefectures there are long neglected websites so I have tried to have the most active/relevant website linked to from here. If the link becomes broken, you know of a better link, or there is a new/updated prefectural site please contact us.
|Note: If a certain link is dead, check the awesome list at Jetwit|
* Note: we are longer be updating JET prefectural links unless we receive notification of a change.
More to come soon!