The whole Japan life is proving quite frustrating so far,unfortunately I didn't get a job with Gaba which is annoying. I wish I could have feedback on why so I know if it's lack of experience,availability or just generally being a numpty. My wife keeps telling me not to worry about getting a job.....I have no money and would like to get our own living space (living with in-laws).
The cheap volunteer run Japanese lessons are going ok and they even talk about helping me find a job, but that will be embarrassing if I suck. I have downloaded an app for my phone that translates Japanese but you can draw hiragana,katakana and kanji and it recognises it. I even use this for entire sentences as well and so far its not too bad :D I recently joined language exchange website where you offer to help with Japanese or any other language and they teach you theirs in return, I have been speaking via email to several people now which is good.
I am seriously considering trying to find some voluntary teaching in Saitama just to see what it's really like and get some experience,or if this isn't possible advertising myself somewhere for 100en for 40 min lessons doing conversation English. Its cheap but i'm sure at least one or two people would be interested lol.
Oh well all I can keep doing is studying both Japanese and English and hope for the best. My son had a day off from kindergarten the other day so I took him to the local playgroup he used to frequent. As usua when I have been there I play with him and alll the other kids, it's great fun I was soooo sweaty afterwards everyone was like ah sumimasen...daijobouka? lol the kids didn't want me to go. Unfortunately I can't seem to get a job doing anything like this especially English based,as I don't have experience and my interviews suck lol.
Hopefully my next post will be more positive, I wish this TEFL certificate was a little more useful or I had gone to China where there are more possibilities with i-to-i :D