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Teaching in Japan Questions
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- How long are teaching contracts in Japan? Contracts range from four to 12 months, depending on where you’re working. Shorter term contracts are sometimes available, but you’re unlikely to get your hands on these unless you’re in-country....(read more)
- How many hours a week do TEFL teachers in Japan usually work? This just depends. You’ll usually work 35 hours per week. At schools where you have very little preparation, all 35 of these will be contact hours (actually standing up in class teaching). If you’re expected to prepare your lessons,...(read more)
- Will my employer pay for the cost of my flight to Japan? This is quite unusual, however if you negotiate hard enough with your employer they may include the cost of your flight as an end of contract bonus....(read more)
- How much TEFL training do I need to teach in Japan? Most schools in Japan will want to see that you’ve done at least 120 hours of TEFL study either online, in the classroom, or a mixture of both, especially if you don’t have previous teaching experience. These courses will all qualif...(read more)
- Do I need to speak Japanese in order to teach English in Japan?No, not at all. Employers will want you to create an English-speaking atmosphere in your classes, so you won’t be expected to speak Japanese in a work context. However, you might want to learn a few key phrases to help you in your day-to...(read more)
- How much can I earn teaching in Japan? The average salary for a new teacher working in Japan is 250,000 Yen per month, but you can earn as much as 350,000 Yen per month depending on where you are....(read more)
Advice from the Experts
A few of our TEFL experts (Dave, Meryl, Laura, Rebecca, Rachel and Rich) have also come out from behind their headsets to answer some of our most popular TEFL questions on camera: please excuse the giggles ‐ they all got a bit nervous!
Anyway, take and look, and if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, just give one of them a call ‐ they don’t seem to be able to keep a straight face, but when it comes to TEFL they really know what they’re talking about!
- 01. I am not a native speaker, can I still do the course / find work?
- 02. Which course is right for me?
- 03. How are i-to-i courses accredited?
- 04. I'm a non native speaker. Can I still do the weekend course?
- 05. How do I pass the weekend course?
- 06. Who attends the weekend course?
- 07. What do I need to bring with me on the weekend course?
- 08. How much of the online course do I need to complete before I attend the weekend course?
- 09. What is the demand for TEFL?
- 10. How do I find work after my course?
- 11. What is the difference between the short course and a 4 week programme?
- 12. Do I need to speak the local language of the county I'm teaching in?
- 13. I don't have a degree, where can I teach?
- 14. Can I still find work with just the 20 hour weekend course?
- 15. Who can TEFL?
- 16. What is TEFL?
- 17. How do i-to-i's courses work?
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