Let it all hang out on our Japan experiences page! Got a wild and wacky story about your adventures of teaching English in Japan? Here's your chance to share it with others and help others to avoid the blatant marketing hype so they can get a more balanced view of what teaching in Japan is all about.
Many recent graduates are looking for the bottom line on what to expect teaching in Japan. Frankly, there's a lot of misleading or blatantly bad information floating out in cyberspace. Here's your chance to give advice about teaching in Japan and more.
Few sites will give you a balanced approach to what teaching esl in Japan actually is like. If the person totally hates the experience his or her tendency is to rip on everything and stay there because they feel powerless or view things negatively in a habitual manner. If Japan is a bed of roses then why does your average teacher pack their bags and head home after 2 years? Folks the math don't add up.
And the list goes on and on. The point is that every experience is relative to the perception of those who perceive it. If you read only horror stories, the info. is skewed. If you read that teaching in Japan is an unfettered bed of roses, the info is skewed. Find me any country with zero crime, suicide rates and a rock solid financial infrastructure with adequate banking privacy and I'll move there tomorrow.
Use the comment box below to share your experiences with others. What did you like about your teaching experience in Japan? What sucked? Did something really stick out in your mind? If you were to do it again what would you change? Keep in mind that All About Teaching English in Japan has the right to editorial control over all submissions.
Learn more about what to expect teaching in Japan on our salary and benefits page. And here is a salary comparison page of Aeon, Nova Berlitz and ECC. If you've already decided on a school and want to start learning how to speak Japanese, be sure to check out our learn Japanese page. Thanks for sharing your Japan experiences with us! Check out our packing tips page before you go!
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