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#1 Posted on 13.4.05 1327.21
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Was wondering if anyone here was familiar with requirements, programs, or good websites and resources to research this. I'm interested in doing it, just haven't been able to find good info about it.
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#2 Posted on 13.4.05 1648.16
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Where? In Japan, there are several different companies that hire Americans and Canadians to teach English. Just do a google search for "teaching English in Japan," or something similar. There's also the JET Program, run through the Japanese government. Application for that ended in November, I think.

I know that several other East Asian countries are similar in this respect, and I think there's several schools in Europe. Just try googling "teaching English in *insert country*"

Edit: Slowness at work. Here's some links.

www.teachinginjapan.com - Has links to the major companies, and contains information about each one. Good place to find out about those companies.

www.jetprogramme.org - Official site for the JET Program.

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#3 Posted on 14.4.05 0913.34
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I knew a couple people in college who went on to do JET, and it seemed to work out pretty good for them.
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#4 Posted on 14.4.05 1111.50
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    Originally posted by Tenken347
    I knew a couple people in college who went on to do JET, and it seemed to work out pretty good for them.


My friend's brother just joined JET and HATES it. According to him, they are cutting back on English teachers and are basically having them teach double the amount of classes.

I hope it's just a temporary thing.
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#5 Posted on 15.4.05 0829.20
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http://www.eslcafe.com/ Someone recommended that site to me a few years back (he was a dick, but still).

For china, at least, the general idea I got is: Bachelor's degree in anything. ESL certs are nice to have.

I worked in Changchun for 6 months back in 2001/2002. Not teaching english (Job through my college and the Youth Employment Strategy's Youth International Internship Program [canadian government thing]) but working in the school's office, pretending to be a TA in the computer classes, helping run English Corner and doing tech support for the foreign teachers.

At the school I was at, for the ESL teachers the pay wasn't spectacular by our standards, but incredibly high compared to the guys I worked with in the office (at the time, it was 4000 yuan a month, about 800 canadian), benefits were good (but accomodations & utilities were taken care of, drinking water provided, computer provided in your room, internet access, and they paid for travel, if I remember rightly, and recieved like 500 yuan credit at the cafeteria, I can't remember if that was per month or just total.)

The bit of freelance teaching I did got me paid 100 yuan an hour (20 cdn at the time). I had enough money to buy myself a suit after teaching for that one day.

Wherever you choose to go, do a bit of research on the school and try to find out stuff from people who have worked there. Some are pretty damn cheesy.
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