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Index:
0:01 Introduction
0:21 Talking politics
0:30 Political views
0:40 Political parties
1:08 What are the two major political parties in the U.S.?
1:48 What names and symbols are associated with the two parties?
2:27 What are some key differences between the two parties?
3:33 Do voters in the U.S. have to register as Republicans or Democrats?
4:13 Lesson ending

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But you just don't want to teach, do you? You want to be the best there is. To help you achieve your goal, here are some tips:

1. Learn Japanese. If you want to teach them English well, you should know their language first. That's the beginning of proper communication. Though you're not really required to speak the language before you can teach, it helps you a great deal if you know how. There are several Japanese schools and learning materials you can purchase or download.

2. Learn from the English teachers in Japan. You can look for forums for ESL teachers already in Japan. Read about their experiences off and on campus. Their stories may not be yours when you reach the country, but at least you'll have an idea of what to expect.

3. Save some money. Though you're paid handsomely, that should not mean you should spend everything. Japan is expensive compared to other Asian countries, and you don't become a millionaire just by teaching English here. The good news there are shops and restaurants that offer cheap goods.

4.  Know what to expect. Teaching is not an easy job, especially if you're doing so in a foreign country and in front of a foreign crowd. There are a lot of differences to think about, first and foremost the language barrier.

It may take a while before you can get used to teaching. Moreover, you need to understand that kids and adults have different approaches to learning. You need to exert more effort and patience with the children.

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