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I'm Thinking About Teaching English In Japan

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by RoboThruster, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. RoboThruster

    RoboThruster Member

    Joined: Jun 12, 2004 Messages: 313 Likes Received: 0
    The tittle pretty much says it all. Have any of y ou done this before? So far I've checked out the JET and AEON programs. It would probably be for about a year. Recommendations? Advice? Comments on Japan? Write a Hykoo about me ?

    Don't playa hate, articulate.
  2. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,307 Likes Received: 114
    If your willing to go looking for car parts and deal with shipping them back here, you and I could make some good money.
    I'd do it for sure.
  3. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 7,866 Likes Received: 28
    Go for it. I hear it's not as difficult as you would think, with the exception of the elitist japanese kids talking shit about you behind your back. Those middle to high school kids are fucking brutal, mentally and physically, on their peers far more than americans are. Have fun, send pics of hot chicks in, you guessed it, school uniforms.
  4. SpyD

    SpyD Elite Member

    Joined: Aug 22, 2002 Messages: 3,093 Likes Received: 62
    my best friend's brother did this for a few years. i think it turned him gay
  5. H. Lecter

    H. Lecter Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2004 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 4
    You have to work out your values and your priorities...
    ask yourself WHY you want to go there...

    I think it would be a good idea to visit the place first,
    before deciding you want to live there...no?

    You seem to think that Japanese culture is comedic..and that won't really work out there.So for a start, you should take the job ...and japan... more seriously.

    Maybe try to understand the place and the prospected situtation a bit more in general,
    before making that decision..

    Do you have a degree? what type?
    The demand for english instruction is steady , but the supply has increased..
    making it more difficult for less-adequately equiped people to become teachers..
    You may not even be able to get a job, and if you do, even if you're qualified,
    you might have to work in a little countryside town~Are you ready and willing for that?

    It's a wonderful oppourtunity...but nothing is what it seems to be...
    Especially 180 degrees around the world.
  6. H. Lecter

    H. Lecter Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2004 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 4

    "Ko-N Ba-N Wa" DeSu
  7. Biggus Dickus

    Biggus Dickus Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2005 Messages: 1,371 Likes Received: 1
    That's what I was just going to say. Those people are going to throw your ass out of the country for saying or typing " Kaum Bah Wah " and "Hykoo". The first one is simple, Japanese 101 shit, and the second is used so commonly in high school english classes that you might as well be a 12 year old.
  8. gren1 bnc

    gren1 bnc Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2004 Messages: 1,010 Likes Received: 0
    this is thread worthy alone.
  9. FeltUno

    FeltUno New Jack

    Joined: Aug 27, 2005 Messages: 19 Likes Received: 0
    thats pretty sick.

    go for it
  10. RoboThruster

    RoboThruster Member

    Joined: Jun 12, 2004 Messages: 313 Likes Received: 0

    I'm aware of the country town problem as a possible scenario. And the poorly spelt cliche's were just me mucking about. I think your reading way too much into my post. Anyway. I have a Bachelor's degree in English Literature. Checking the place out before I go isn't really an option for me, simply because I don't have the bling or the time.

    I like sooShi ... does that help? :rolleyes:
  11. ElectricitySucks

    ElectricitySucks Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 13, 2001 Messages: 6,395 Likes Received: 24
    luckily, noone has mentioned anything about ninjas.

    LETTERFED New Jack

    Joined: Jul 19, 2005 Messages: 51 Likes Received: 0
    illest place in the world. don't think. just go. GO
  13. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    there's an old thread on this... it should be more helpful
  14. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    Do you speak Japanese
    I would think you have to do that
    To teach English in Japan
  15. isor357

    isor357 Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 2,491 Likes Received: 3
    assuming you know both languages i would figure that in a modern society like japan you would need something comperable to a teaching certificate. To teach Japaneese in an american public school you would need to get a bacherlors degree and a teaching certificate or your masters. Thats the case here in Michigan. Even if you know both languages what makes you think you know the first thing about teaching.
    My advice.... MCDonalds KFC or Dominos

    And whats more.... Dont most Japaneese people already speak english? I thought they started learning languages at a very early age