How to become an English teacher – part 1

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Got an email from a viewer asking about English companies and advice on how to work here, sent him this quick written reply:

ALT:

Big:
・Borderlink
・Interac
・RCS

Small:
・W5
・IEC
・JIEC
・ACUP
・WING

Eikaiwa:

BIG:
・Aeon
・Nova
・Geos
・Minerva
・Gaba
・Berlitz

SMALL:
・anything seperate from the list above

 Yo dude, just some last words of advice:

You can apply pretty much anywhere bro. If you find a full time job; they will pretty much sponsor your visa. I don’t suggest staying in the housing your company might offer. Find a cheap guest house and stay there for the first couple months. It will save you money and give ya some automatic friends to chill with while getting settled here.

Most of the GOOD English teaching jobs (college, private students, corporate) are usually things you set up after making some contacts here. Too be honest, almost 80% of all my jobs I have done in Japan I got through networking (I was even offered a job at Google because of it). Getting a place to hire you and give you a visa is no problem, it’s deciding on what you want to do AFTER you have settled down is where a lot of people get stuck. The great thing about English teaching is it’s pretty much the same thing where ever you go – Teach [this age group] this [provided material] and don’t break [insert law they are afraid of a foreigners breaking]. Pretty much that set in stone. You will rarely have to make your own curriculum and usually have a lot of free time (more than Japanese anyway).

So get over here, people are waiting yo.

Tkyo

P.S – website to check out:

www.gaijinpot.com
www.daijob.com
www.jobsinjapan.com
www.tokyo.craigslist.com
www.japantimes.com

http://www.eslcafe.com

Also if you google any of the companies above you can usually apply on their websites. You should try to get hired either abroad or try to at least set up a couple interviews before you leave. Def set up the guesthouse reservations beforehand.

~ by tkyosam on June 6, 2012.

5 Responses to “How to become an English teacher – part 1”

  1. Just wondering if there is a reason why you leave out eslcafe.com

  2. Excellent. I’m surprised this isn’t on your new website in some pay to view form… You’re the man.

  3. I do actually read these when I have time. Reminds me that I need to write mine. I’ve been neglecting it.

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