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    Jan 27, 2020

    Find Teaching Jobs Abroad in Japan. Both Full -Time & Part -Time Work.

    Find Teaching Jobs in Japan on our Teaching Jobs Abroad Page. Full-time & Part-time Listings for Jobs All Over Japan. Teaching Jobs added almost daily.

    Continue reading "Find Teaching Jobs Abroad in Japan. Both Full -Time & Part -Time Work."

    Jan 26, 2020

    JET Program Japan - Essay Tips. How to Ace it.Common mistakes to avoid

    JET program Japan - How to nail the essay or SoP. Mistakes commonly made. Tips to write a compelling essay and avoid getting your application rejected.

    Continue reading "JET Program Japan - Essay Tips. How to Ace it.Common mistakes to avoid"

    Jan 19, 2020

    I Hated My First Eikaiwa Job
    But Loved My ALT Job

    So here is my story. Like most I jumped into the first job I was offered and it was eikaiwa. My manager sucked. He would not accommodate even the slightest

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    But Loved My ALT Job"

    Jan 15, 2020

    Teaching License & TEFL Certificates. How Are They Different?

    Hi, I have seen numerous job postings saying that they want a teaching license in addition to a TEFL certificate. What exactly are they looking for in

    Continue reading "Teaching License & TEFL Certificates. How Are They Different?"

    Jan 08, 2020

    The TEFL Academy's January Level 5 TEFL Course Sale


    The TEFL Academy's Level 5 TEFL Courses (168 hours)

    Was $530 USD - Now $238 USD!

    • 168-Hour Online Level 5 TEFL & Grammar Course

    • Free 30-Hour Top-up Course in teaching young learners, teaching business English or online teaching

    • 198 hours of TEFL training

    • 6-months access to online campus

    • Tutor support from EFL professionals and help with finding TEFL jobs abroad.
    All for just $238 USD!  (Was $530 USD)   Offer ends 14/01/2020

    Jan 05, 2020

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    Jan 02, 2020

    Zimbabweans & Finding ESL Employment in Japan

    Hi, nice site! I have a Diploma in Education and am an English specialist teacher who has taught at an elementary school for the past two years. Do I qualify

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    Dec 31, 2019

    The Japanese New Year - The Biggest Family Celebration in Japan

    The Japanese New Year unlike Western celebrations is rich in tradition and is deeply symbolic. Compared to Western celebrations it is highly family oriented.

    Continue reading "The Japanese New Year - The Biggest Family Celebration in Japan"

    Dec 23, 2019

    Ho Ho Ho - My TEFL's Christmas Sale is on

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    MyTEFL is running a nice size sale on all of their TEFL courses. They are handing out a 50% off discount for all online courses.

    The sale ends on December 29th.

    Dec 21, 2019

    Christmas in Japan. How It's Celebrated. KFC & Japanese Christmas Cake

    Christmas in Japan. Every country has their special spin on this day of unbridled avarice & Japanese are no different. Enter the Japanese Christmas cake & KFC

    Continue reading "Christmas in Japan. How It's Celebrated. KFC & Japanese Christmas Cake"

    Dec 18, 2019

    i-to-i's Christmas Sale 40% Off All Courses


    Sale Ends on 12/19 so if you want to get qualified on the cheap you'll have to jump on this one!

    Dec 16, 2019

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    Dec 15, 2019

    What Degree is Best For Getting a Job in Japan?

    I'm currently a US high school student and want to teach (junior) high school in Japan (conversation or grammar) like many of my teachers did. Before going

    Continue reading "What Degree is Best For Getting a Job in Japan?"

    Dec 13, 2019

    Finding Work as a Non Native Speaker isn't Easy.Tips For Finding Work.

    A non native English speaker faces many obstacles in finding jobs in the TEFL field as English teachers. Here are tips to overcoming these obstacles & find work

    Continue reading "Finding Work as a Non Native Speaker isn't Easy.Tips For Finding Work."

    Dec 07, 2019

    Hi I'm a Teacher With Experience & Level 5 Qualification. I am Very Interested in Working in Japan...

    Hello, I have been an English teacher for over fifteen years in England. I have a Cert Ed qualification and a Level 5 English Specialism. I am very interested

    Continue reading "Hi I'm a Teacher With Experience & Level 5 Qualification. I am Very Interested in Working in Japan..."

    Dec 04, 2019

    I Just Bailed. It Just Wasn't Meant to Last Forever

    Based off of my personality, I bailed out of the industry. I was a JET and while most of my experience was positive, there were some things I simply did

    Continue reading "I Just Bailed. It Just Wasn't Meant to Last Forever"

    Dec 03, 2019

    I am 50 years old and plan to work in Japan when I’m 55. Would a CELTA make me more marketable?

    Hi I love your site. I am 50 years old and plan to work in Japan when I’m 55. (I’m saving up to quit my current job). I have been told I look much younger,

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    Dec 01, 2019

    Online TEFL Courses - Higher Paying Jobs, Teach Anywhere, Resume Boost

    Online TEFL courses give you an advantage over those without them. What goes into making a good TEFL course? What makes a TEFL course worth your money?

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    Dec 01, 2019

    My TEFL's Black Friday Sale is on

    description of pic My TEFL is running their TEFL course sale on everything. 50% off.
    This offer wraps up on December 2nd. So if your spring plans include teaching English in Japan or anywhere else your TEFL certification may take you, now would be the time to jump on this baby...This way you can jump into the gigantic TEFL pool and not take a financial bath doing it!
    The promo code is BLACK50

    Just punch in the promo code on check out and save yourself a pile of cash on your certification.
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    Nov 27, 2019

    The TEFL Academy's Black Friday TEFL Special

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    The TEFL Academy is running their barn burner 168 hour TEFL sale at 60% off the usual price until December 3rd. Slashed from $500 to $220 USD. This is a level 5 TEFL course.

    Level 5?... What's that?
    Level 5 is a course that is regulated by Ofqual. A diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree, 2 years at university and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.

    What does it include?

    • Free 30-Hour Top-up Course in Teaching Young Learners, Teaching Business English or Teaching Online & 1:1.
    • 6 months access to online campus
    • 168-Hour Online Level 5 TEFL & Grammar Course.
    • Tutor support from EFL professionals.
    • DEAC (US States Department recognized body) approved qualification.
    • Help with finding TEFL jobs abroad.
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    Folks, the hiring fiesta in Japan starts in very early spring. Jump on this baby, get TEFL certified and be ready with CELTA equivalent qualifications to start your TEFL adventure.

    The TEFL Academy. Grab Your TEFL Qualifications on the Cheap Before Dec. 3rd.

    Nov 26, 2019

    i-to-i Black Friday TEFL Savings

    description of picTEFL Course Provider i-to-i is running their Black Friday special. All courses are 60% off the regular price. Their level 3 online 120 hour course got slashed from $349 to $139.60.

    Their level 3 online 180 hour course dropped from $499to $179.60. But the sale ends this Friday the 29th. So if you are looking to get TEFL certified, jump on this one.

    Folks it Ends this Friday!

    The i-to-i online TEFL Black Friday Course Sale

    Nov 14, 2019

    A Skype Interview is Often the 1st Step to an ESL Job. Tips to Ace it.

    Hiring managers often use a skype interview as the first step to screening applicants. Here's advice & tips to help you ace the interview and nail the dream job

    Continue reading "A Skype Interview is Often the 1st Step to an ESL Job. Tips to Ace it."

    Nov 08, 2019

    English Teaching in Japan - Answers to the Most Common Questions Asked

    English teaching in Japan - it is a big step. We've begun listing some of the most common questions visitors ask us.

    Continue reading "English Teaching in Japan - Answers to the Most Common Questions Asked"

    Nov 05, 2019

    Not so Good 1 year and I'm Out

    In my first year, I had to work six days a week. Some months I had only two days off. 2. There was a point where I did 30+ hours of overtime, but I got

    Continue reading "Not so Good 1 year and I'm Out"

    Nov 05, 2019

    Stories of Teaching in Japan - A Rant Needs an Edit

    My experience here has been great over all for my personal development. I've always been a late bloomer and slightly introverted when on my own. I went

    Continue reading "Stories of Teaching in Japan - A Rant Needs an Edit"

    Aug 24, 2019

    Portable-Wi-Fi in Japan vs Free Options to Staying Safe & Connected.

    Portable-WiFi in-Japan. Super convenient but definitely not for everyone. Portable-Wi-Fi isn't exactly cheap but worth it if you are a person on the move.

    Continue reading "Portable-Wi-Fi in Japan vs Free Options to Staying Safe & Connected."

    Aug 20, 2019

    What are my Best Options for Moving to Japan as a Married Couple?

    Hi there. I am a pediatric nurse in the USA. My husband has a degree in film but is working in Accounts Payable. We both want to spend at least a year

    Continue reading "What are my Best Options for Moving to Japan as a Married Couple?"

    Aug 12, 2019

    Cell phone service in Japan. How to get a phone that works in Japan

    Cell phone service in Japan - Tips, links and info. to help you stay in touch with family and friends while teaching in Japan.

    Continue reading "Cell phone service in Japan. How to get a phone that works in Japan"

    Aug 09, 2019

    The JET Programme Interview. What to Expect & Questions Often Asked

    The JET Programme interview can be a bit nerve racking. Here is some advice on how to prepare for it. The kind of questions they ask & what you should ask them.

    Continue reading "The JET Programme Interview. What to Expect & Questions Often Asked"

    Aug 09, 2019

    Digital Nomad Tips & Some Market Realities of Teaching ESL in Japan

    Digital nomad tips and some rather harsh market realities about being a practical nomad traveling around Japan teaching English.

    Continue reading "Digital Nomad Tips & Some Market Realities of Teaching ESL in Japan "

    Aug 09, 2019

    ESL Teacher Jobs - Nova. What to Expect. Salary, Housing & Reviews

    ESL teacher jobs with Nova.Explore Japan as an ESL teacher for Nova. Gain insights that few have & earn a living while you learn a valuable business language.

    Continue reading "ESL Teacher Jobs - Nova. What to Expect. Salary, Housing & Reviews "

    Aug 08, 2019

    Australian / Greek ESL Teacher, Jobs in Japan & Finding Affordable Accommodations

    Hi there! Your site is so helpful. Congratulations! I am a Greek Australian ESL teacher wishing to teach in Tokyo. I currently work in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

    Continue reading " Australian / Greek ESL Teacher, Jobs in Japan & Finding Affordable Accommodations"

    Aug 07, 2019

    What is Culture Shock? Tips for Dealing With Culture Shock in Japan

    What is culture shock? Most go through it when going to Japan. Learn how to understand it, minimize it, cope with it.

    Continue reading " What is Culture Shock? Tips for Dealing With Culture Shock in Japan"

    Aug 01, 2019

    Unnaturally Colored Hair and Interviewing for a Job in Japan

    Tremendous site! I'm American and seriously considering applying for English teaching jobs in Japan. I currently have long pink hair with one side of

    Continue reading "Unnaturally Colored Hair and Interviewing for a Job in Japan"

    Jul 30, 2019

    Burning Desire to Travel to Japan With My Family and Get an ESL Job

    Hello, I have 3 small kids and a spouse, a degree, and a burning desire to travel! I am a native English speaker from the US. Is it possible to get an

    Continue reading "Burning Desire to Travel to Japan With My Family and Get an ESL Job "

    Jul 21, 2019

    Do I Have to Have a Degree to Apply to a TEFL Program?

    Hi Great site! I hope you can help me with this basic question. Will these TEFL programs accept me even though I haven't completed my degree? I have only

    Continue reading "Do I Have to Have a Degree to Apply to a TEFL Program?"

    Jul 16, 2019

    Tokyo Tourism - Fun and Must Do Top 25 Things to do in Tokyo

    Tokyo Tourism -Got some cash and time on your hands? Want to see what Tokyo has to offer? Got a bucket list that needs filling? Check out this video and fill that bucket.

    Continue reading "Tokyo Tourism - Fun and Must Do Top 25 Things to do in Tokyo"

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