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|CHRIS2726 3 posts||
Basically here to ask where are these japanese schools i've heard about. I recently completed my tefl weekend course and was told theres lots of schools hiring in Japan. However on applying I haven't heard back or been told that there not hiring for Japan, some wanted specefic degrees and others more qualifications.
I have 80 hours worth of TEFl and graduated last summer, is there anything else I need? Do I really have to do 120 hours before il be looked at as a candidate. Am I just applying in the wrong places, considering the amount of applications i've sent I guess something must be going astray.
Does anyone have any suggestions, if so Id love to hear them.
Thanks a lot
|mccorrisken 1 post||
i haven't got any tefl qualifications yet but I have been reading the japan broachure and I believe that this might give you more information on how to get work
|PDixon 169 posts||
you need a degree from a university - the degree must be a BA (equiv or higher...such as a BCs or masters) - the degree can be in any disciplin
NO DEGREE = NO JOB... the degree is needed for the Visa - so unless you have a spouse visa or permanent resident visa for japan, you will need the degree.
If you are applying to language school - most do not accept people from outside Japan who have not worked in japan before.
International schools will not accept you unless you have a teaching degree because these work similar to western schools.
Japanese schools will not directly hire you because you have not taught in japan, dont have japanese qualifications and i'm guessing you dont know enough japanese.
So, your best bet is to apply to DISPATCH COMPANIES - interac, gaba, Joy talk etc
|WoodgerK6 1 post||
Hello, I am also hoping to go to Japan after completing my TEFL and I was told I needed to have done at least 120 of TEFL training in order to teach in Japan.
As PDixon said as well, you will need to have a degree in any disipline.
|skgee69 1 post||
Hi guys here's the thing, I was studying towards my Bachelor of Education with English and Drama as my major, unfortunately due to personal reasons was only able to finish 2 1/2 years so I have no certificate of degree, how am i able to teach in Japan?
|craigindublin 5 posts||
As mentioned, you need a degree for visa reasons unfortunately.
Otherwise, you can try to get 3 years experience in TEFL to land yourself one... or marry a Japanese person.
|PDixon 169 posts||
@skgee69 ... 2.5 years with no certificate = no degree... if possible i would try talking to the university to come up with a plan to finish the remaining 0.5 years to get the certificate - some universities can allow you to study part time... assuming its a 3 years course you mainly need to submit a dissertation and maybe finish practical assignments...i would also ask if it's possible to drop one of the subject and maybe do drama as your major (although education with english is a far better degree for most jobs than drama)
you need at least a 3 year degree that is BA or equive or higher - you also must have an original certificate because companies need to see this to apply for the visa - the degree is mostly for the visa although some companies also require for the schools... for example my schools requested some experience in teaching or education (i worked as an education tour guide for history and achaeology), at least 120hrs of TEFL or equiv...and one school also requested a degree in any deciplin - i work for a dispatch company which also says a degree in any diciplin and that TEFL is a bonus...but the schools you are sent to may also have request.