Spend more time having fun in Japan, I've got your lessons covered!

What Other ALTs Are Saying

"I'm a 7-year ALT. When James asked me to be the guinea pig for these lesson plans, I told him to ___ off. I already knew the best way to do each lesson. But, after some convincing, I gave them a try, and I'm very glad I did. Fun lessons, minimal prep, and my company was happier than ever with my work."

Tom Goodeman

7 year ALT in Kyushu

"James told me these lesson plans would reduce my way-too-long daily planning time drastically so I decided to take the plunge and bought the first semester only. After 2 weeks of less than 15 minutes a day of planning, I had more than enough of a reason to purchase the full year."

Joe T.

2 year Dispatch ALT in KitaKyushu

"You might remember I picked up your year of ES lesson plans awhile back.  I show up at one of my ES's on Tuesday, expecting to teach the 3 classes (two 1st grade, one 2nd grade) that the schedule has written on it.  But, lo and behold! "Sean Sensei, we think it would be great if you taught 5th and 6th with Imamichi sensei today. Do you have any ideas?" 
"Uh, yeah....Gimme a sec."
Mild panic ensues, but I know you got my back, cause that's what the Yearly Lesson Plans are for right?"


4 year Dispatch ALT

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to purchase anything else to use these lesson plans?
No, everything you need is included. Of course, the official Hi Friends! 1+2 flash cards are not included for copyright reasons, but 90% of your schools will have them. If they don't, they are just a google search and print away. 
How did you come up with your pricing?
I worked very hard, and spent hundreds of hours, to make these lesson plans the best available, anywhere. Even more so now that Version 2.0 has been released. Depending on the package you choose, the final price will come to between $1 and $2 per lesson/worksheet. That's about the cost of a can of coffee from your daily Conbini stop, and you'll be able to use these lesson plans for as long as you choose to be an ALT. Think of all the things you'll be able to experience in Japan since you don't have to worry about lesson planning for your Elementary Schools anymore! Invest in your enjoyment of your time in Japan. 
Could I see a sample?
Here you go. (Click) I recommend watching the video above as well. 
Will these lesson plans still be effective even if my schools don't have a computer/tv in the room?
Definitely. While having a TV screen makes things easier, they are not necessary at all. Most activities can just as easily be shown on the blackboard and I know every dialogue can be acted out by you!
What if I only go to a school only once a month?
Perfect! These lesson plans have a class breakdown, outlining the flow of each lesson, whether you go to a school very frequently or very infrequently. I designed these to work with any situation. 
Do you have a FAQ? 
Can I add a Class Number/School Name to the worksheets?
Once you buy these lesson plans they are yours! As long as you don't resell or redistribute, you can print them out and change them as you please. 
How do these differ from Ver. 1.0?
While most of the games and activities are the same, there was an extreme overhaul on the lesson procedures to make them easier to understand and more fun for your students. Worksheets and the Powerpoint games were also tweaked to be as effective as they can be as well. Newly included are lesson bookmarks and the ALT Quicklist to help you be more organized and prepared to be an awesome ALT.
Do you offer Group/Bulk Pricing?
If you are buying as a group for your area/school district (4+), just send me an email ( with how many people you will need lesson plans for and I'll get back to you shortly with the discounted pricing.  
Do you offer Bundle Pricing?
I do now. Say hello to The Jet Pack.
But I don't have a credit card...
I also accept Paypal and Bank Transfer, just email me for the details (

I've made these lesson plans to make your time as an ALT the best it can be and I'm dedicated to make sure that happens. If you have any questions, an answer from me is only an email away.


To your next year,

James Winovich