saikick wrote: Musashi wrote:
discreetly play video games on my phone.
Sometimes I'd find a good hidding spot and make calls back home.
You're still new sou you should do whatever you feel comfortable with.
I don't think that's something you should be suggesting to a new JET who just started his/her job...
She could try and study some Japanese. But usually people can't do that 8 hours straight.. Especially when you're new to the language.
I'd say Greg has it right. Ask them what to do, and if they shrug their shoulders, I think a mixture of Japanese study and + reading, surfing, wandering around is perfectly acceptable.
Just thought of this ----->>> If you want, you can also make an English board (if they have one or will let you start one) That's always fun. Kids love it, and they can get to know a bit about you and your country/city before the official self intro class. You can also work in a quiz after your self intro with bonus questions that had info only on your English board.
You can also get acquainted with the office equipment and learn how to use the copy machine, the paper cutter, and some of the other devices that you might want to use. Also, since you are the JTE's assistant, you might have to make copies and prepare the course material copies for them.
I dunno if that would keep you busy for more than a couple of hours, but it's something nice to do for the kids, and also if you know how to use the copy equipment, your JTE's will love you for saving them time.