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Re:Teaching English 10 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: -583  
Not always the case.. but not unusual either.
Teaching English is more often a way to exist here.. rather than a career.
 
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Re:Teaching English 10 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 0  
Yeah that's one of my issues with it. I'd like to teach English maybe but I wouldent make much money but I guess there's pros and cons for everything. Thanks
 
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Re:Teaching English 10 Years ago Karma: -1  
so, is it considered "working" if i went to japan and gave free english lessons so that i could talk to the japanese people and learn the language better? All on a tourist visa. I wouldn't ask for money and i could even just say that I'm meeting up with random japanese people to do a language exchange. Is that illegal?
 
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Re:Teaching English 10 Years ago Karma: 17  
Talking to people is perfectly fine, so don't worry about it

As long as you don't ask for money or advertise for doing so then it's fine
 
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Re:Teaching English 9 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 0  
Hello,

My name is Mike, i'm 22 and i'm from England.

I'm curious whether or not it's possible to teach English in Japan without a degree or any formal qualifications?

I myself left school at 14, never the fan of academia at the time.
That said, I don't have any high school qualifications or any undergraduate/postgraduate qualifications.

I personally think my written and spoken English is pretty good, however, the initial image employers will get of me is that of my CV...

I'm really hoping it's still an option for me to be able to move there.
Most importantly i'd love to be able to live in Japan, but I also enjoy working with people.

Thanks in advance,

Mike.
 
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Re:Teaching English 9 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 17  
MikeSan wrote:
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Hello,

My name is Mike, i'm 22 and i'm from England.

I'm curious whether or not it's possible to teach English in Japan without a degree or any formal qualifications?

I myself left school at 14, never the fan of academia at the time.
That said, I don't have any high school qualifications or any undergraduate/postgraduate qualifications.

I personally think my written and spoken English is pretty good, however, the initial image employers will get of me is that of my CV...

I'm really hoping it's still an option for me to be able to move there.
Most importantly i'd love to be able to live in Japan, but I also enjoy working with people.

Thanks in advance,

Mike.


Hi Mike

Unfortunately, to qualify for a work visa to teach English in Japan you need to have a degree, the degree can be in anything but employers will ask for one. If a degree was not required then you would have a hell of alot of people heading over trying to get work. Competition is high for these jobs anyway and you would need somthing to set you apart from others (e.g Having a TEFL or TESOL qualification)

Have you thought about going back to College? I'm from Ireland so I know that the UK may have similar programs but some Universities/Colleges have Access courses into getting Degree programs, also since you should be a Mature student also it should be an advantage (Results/Points don't matter for application, it's more based on Experience). You should check out the UCAS website

All the best,
Mike ( another Michael here )
 
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