Adult ESL Lessons, some have suggested, should be taught by mature teachers in Japan. There are many points in favor of this.
Would you like to learn about American history from a twenty year old? If not, why not?
Or would you rather study with someone who is in their fifties,
sixties or seventies, knows their stuff and is enthusiastic about the topic?
There is room for you to teach English in Japan if you are aged
50 or over - and are enthusiastic and want to contribute to your
adopted country of choice. Or why not teach ESL in your home country? This is another option if you would rather stay closer to home.
Would you like to Stay near Hakone in a House imported from Canada?
Have you ever wanted to stay in a Canadian house? Do you like Harry Potter? The house was made in Canada and shipped to Japan. Your room is full of Harry Potter memorabilia. Not your typical Japa...
However I have always loved to travel and I doubt that will ever
change as I approach my 50s, and beyond.
At our school we hired a 58 year old teacher and she did very well. The adults got a kick out of her
and she was like a kind of grandmother figure and teacher to the children.
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Adult ESL Lessons - Why Live and Teach in Japan in your 50s and Beyond?
If you are in your 50s or in your senior years, in good health, and still feel vigorous, why not? I ask.
Why not do something totally different?
You can share your knowledge of life, foreign culture and English with the Japanese people. Plus you can learn so much
about Japan and Asia while you teach, and be well paid for it.
Most of the English teachers in Japan are in their twenties. (Don`t tell them I said this,....sh! sh!, but they are still wet behind the ears! They are young and inexperienced.)
You are not! Far from it in fact!!!
Adult ESL Lessons - Who are the teachers of Japan?
Japan has a number of people from other countries but most are in their twenties. There is room for seniors to teach here if they so desire.
A friend of mine worked until his latter years and was healthy
until he retired. Then he got old and died.
His job had made him feel valued. He definitely was needed.
Adult ESL Lessons - Teaching may Extend your Life
Indeed people who are engaged in their work tend to live a long and interesting life. You will find that famous scientists often die in their latter years--in their later 70s and 80s and they are still engaged in their work. They work right up until the end, and they are pretty robust until then. Enjoying your
work and feeling valuable to society seems to be very important.
Personally that is the way I would like to go. I don`t want to end up in a home for the aged. Having someone care for me.
I want to work hard, and then die well. Die with dignity.
I think it is important for all of us to feel valued by society,
but it is especially important for men. Men don`t do well
if they don`t feel they are redundant.
Whatever makes you feel useful and needed is really, really important in your life. Of course that can be many things.
Adult ESL Lessons - Paying it Forward?
However please consider giving something back to the people of Asia. Why?
Because it could be fun, interesting and worthwhile for you.
It could be the greatest adventure in your whole life and come
during your twilight years.
What a great way to wind up a life.
A Japanese fiend of mine who is 66 has taught in Thailand and
Indonesia. He loved it. He is still teaching in Japan.
You can too. You can take the plunge, and go and experience
another country, very different from your own.
Why would Japanese want to study with a senior? Well one reason is that many of the students here are the same age. It`s true. You can relate to the same movies, music and more. Believe
me Japanese do watch many of the same movies that we do, but the generation gap is apparent as it is anywhere. Senior teachers can be a hit with Japanese seniors and Japanese in their
Younger students would find it interesting as you offer a different view point from some of your younger confreres. Younger teachers too would enjoy having you around, as you will be a steadying influence from home that they badly need.
Suffice it to say that if you want the opportunity, it is there,
and many schools would love to have you. Some would want an
older teacher for variety, others as their students are older,
and others find it difficult to find teachers period, so a good
mature teacher, who is committed, would be a welcome addition, especially if you could commit for more than one year.
Think about it! This could be the adventure of a lifetime.