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Re:Teaching English 11 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 0  
Good morning everyone . I just joined the forum and i like it already . About the topic's subject ,can i apply to an english teaching job with a BA in English studies ...( i can also teach other languages like french and arabic if there is a need for that ...), so what can you advise me ????
 
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Re:Teaching English 11 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: -583  
Yes you can

I saw some ads on this page today for some English schools too
 
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Re:Teaching English 11 Years ago Karma: 0  
A BA in any subject is usually enough to get you a work visa in Japan.

Certain jobs will have certain requirements - like experience teaching, a TEFL or TESOL certificate, etc.

The JET Programme, which is how I came to Japan, requires a BA/BS degree (in any subject) and a detailed application with letters of recommendation and a 2-page statement of intent (basically why you want to live and work in Japan).


Good luck!
-Jason
 
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Re:Teaching English 10 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 0  
Hello, I am new on here but have been watching the many videos on youtube, which have been very helpful.

I've applied via Interac to become a teacher. In fact i have been doing my TEFL course with i-to-i.com here in the UK - its 120hrs costing ?350
By doing the TEFL course with i-to-i they guaranteed a reserved place with Interac (providing i pass the interview and course etc)

So far I have done the main 40hrs and im working through extra certificates and will finish doing a 20hrs intensive weekend course.

Now most places offer courses like this but you need to look at how long they have been established, who they are credited by and what other people think of them - i would not advise going with someone who is primarily a gapyear website

With interac you first fill in an online application, then if successful you have a phone interview lasting 15mins, then if your successful again you are invited to an interview in your own country. The final stage is them collecting all your paperwork before making a final decision.

Most jobs like this are a min of 12months (normally starting in March) although some companies, like i-to-i, offer start dates throughout the year BUT there are less places at these points.

All teaching jobs (if they are proper ones) require a degree and TEFL/TESOL with preferably some experience in teaching (my advice is volunteer for a youth group) - Dont forget though that even if you dont like it in Japan there are also many other places to teach
 
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Re:Teaching English 10 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: -583  
All good advice!
Nice to hear about someone elses experiences too!
And, as you say, the degree is not just necessary for the schools.. it is also required for the visa.

Please keep contributing
 
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Re:Teaching English 10 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 0  
Hi everyone, I am new to this forum too and interested in working in Japan for at least a year. I consider the possibility of teaching languages, but I heard that teaching English is possible only if it's your native language. As I'm French, I can try the French JET programme, but there are less than 10 vacancies a year...
Have you seen other foreigners teaching English?
 
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