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Zimbabweans & Finding ESL Employment in Japan

by Lorraine Ndlovu
(Harare Zimbabwe)

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 to teach ESL in Japan as an non-native speaker?

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Apr 15, 2024
Searching for English Teaching Job
by: Belinda

My name is Belinda from Zimbabwe, I'm a holder of a BSc Degree in Agriculture and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education will I be able to find a teaching job in Japan

Thank you

Sep 29, 2020
Sponsor amount & visa fees
by: Benjamin

Hi John

I was wondering, if you might have an idea how much is the amount required on the sponsor's bank statement as well as the visa fees

Jan 02, 2020
Finding ESL Employment as a Non-native English
by: John

Hello Lorraine,

There is good news and bad news. Shall we start with the bad news? Okay, because of your nationality you are required to have a visa and sponsorship as the Republic of Zimbabwe has no reciprocal visa agreement with Japan.

Now the good. Your educational background - your degree will permit you to get a visa and your real-deal experience makes you an even more attractive prospect. I am assuming your DipEd is a post-graduate qualification. It is in many countries. It needs to be. Being a non-native English speaker will serve as a challenge in large chain schools like Nova Holdings, Amity, Aeon etc.

However they are not the be-all and end-all of finding ESL employment in Japan. You already know how to teach ESL so recruiters know that you already know your way around the classroom and they love that!
This makes their job of vetting candidates easy and will help you get to the top of their lists.

All you need to do is buckle down and send your resume out. You might want to take a glance at some of our pages on Competing for jobs in Japan as a non-native English speaker.

Perhaps you will find them helpful.

Best of luck to you.

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