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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

DeepSoulSheep

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Location: Berlin, Ireland

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Posted:Does anyone have any experience or advice about teaching English in Japan or China? smile

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maus
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia

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Posted:Hey,
Havn't actually used it but did qualify to teach English as a foreign language.
I was given loads of helpful advice and stuff n file, am away for a few days but will dig it out you when i get back.

Contains info on your legal responsibilities, your employers legal responsibilities, money/accomodation etc.
Also schools that are registered in various countries and ones that aren't.

Also my friend hasn't long got back from teaching in Japan for over a year.

His blog space is here and I'm sure he wouldn't mind you asking him a few questions.


Will get back to you on Tuesday with the rest of it.

Can probably even post you a copy of the file if you want? biggrin


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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear,...

Total posts: 4693
Posted:my friend is currently teaching english in vietnam, but i really couldn't tell you anything about it!

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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin, Ireland

Total posts: 2617
Posted:cool
That'd be great thanks Maus! smile


I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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VampyricAcid
SILVER Member since Jun 2005

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Location: My House, United Kingdom

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Posted:Talk to LazyAngel

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

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Posted:I taught English is Eastern Europe. Not Asia, but if you have questions on the activity in general, feel free to PM me. smile

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Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:My friend Chris did in Japan.

His class was primarily adults who were learning for business, many of them were in hospitality and management.

He was is a smaller city which allowed him to be a bit more culturally immersed as well.

He loved it.
He would love to live there actually.
He even managed to marry one of his students (who coincidentally wanted to live here, so she moved here, married him and they have a lovely little boy. How's that for a living fairy tale?).

Yup...he completely loved it.


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
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"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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OrangeBobo
SILVER Member since Nov 2003

OrangeBobo

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Location: Guelph, ON, Canada

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Posted:I've wanted to teach english in Japan for a few years. But I'm not even in university yet, so I'm just not really going to worry about it too much right now! I think it'd be so much fun to teach young children ^_^

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:DSS, I spoke to my friend who said I can forward you his contact information if you want someone to talk with about it.

He said that many of the policies have changed in the past couple of years since he was there but he would be happy to answer any of your questions based on his experience.

Just let me know and I will shoot it to you.
smile


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Blayze
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Blayze

Doesn't play well with others...
Location: CANADA

Total posts: 187
Posted:I have a friend who is teaching english in South Korea right now. If you want, I can have her contact you.

I smile because I have no idea what is going on...

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Firetramp


Firetramp

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Location: Binstead, Isle of Wight

Total posts: 896
Posted:Could she also contact me please?

Ask a question and be a fool for a minute...don't ask and be a fool your whole life.

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jotinhat
GOLD Member since Jun 2006

newbie
Location: Dali, Yunnan, USA

Total posts: 4
Posted:I taught english in Japan for two years, and had an amazing experience.

Contact me if you need any information about teaching and language schools.

Now I live in China, I dont teach here, but I know its really easy to get teaching jobs. They don't always pay that well (Japan is the place for making money) but then, you don't need much to live on anyway.

Jo Tinhat


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ZeroG
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

ZeroG

Friendly Fire Fiddler
Location: Munich, Germany

Total posts: 103
Posted:Daves ESL Cafe should have pretty much all you need to know

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