How the Mighty have Fallen
Aeon used to be a large chain of English schools in Japan. But like many schools here, Aeon has fallen on hard times.
Aeon, (Pictured my friend Matt White on the Poster)
Matt and I used to have lunch twice a week when we taught
together at a university in Japan.
Certainly you could do a lot worse than teaching English in Japan for a large, solid company like Aeon. My friend David
feels they are the best large chain English school in Japan now.
The company is one of the BIG four chain of English
schools in Japan. They have hundreds of branches all over
Japan and they recruit from offices in North America.
They have offices in: Toronto, L.A., Chicago, New York City, and
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Kiyoshi Aki and Tsuneo Kusunoki founded the original company in
1973. They were roommates at the time. This new company
focused on foreign language studies.
Pictured: Bikes in Shinjuku by Richard Baladad
This company eventually split into GEOS (another large chain in
Japan) and continued under the original name. GEOS` focus was global language learninng.
The head office is in Okayama.
There are three types of schools:
A: accepts adults only
B: Accept adults and children
C: accepts only children
1960 E Grand Ave 550,
El Segundo, CA 90245
Email: Email them!
Visit their Homepage
One year contract, Work five days/week,
and 1-9PM (3 days)
Apartment provided, subsidized rent. Check on
present rental fees.
This school is arguably a good place to start for young teachers
or teachers who have found it difficult to get a job with a smaller school. They will train you and you will get your
feet wet with Japanese students. Students who can be a challenge, especially until you learn what works and what doesn`t
with particular groups.
The chain has more than 3,000 employees and more than 100,000
students. It employs over 800 teachers in Japan.
Their main focus is on adult education but they of course
teach other age groups. Amity is their group of schools that
specializes in teaching English to children.
Arnold of Kalifornia
Calls Aeon hoping for a job. I guess things are getting tight
Have you or a friend taught at Aeon?
Do you know what it is like to teach at Aeon? Share your story!
From Mike Lidgley`s Blog:
"Just been doing a spot of marking:
'My family live in Gunma. Gunma is a beard forum.'
'There are 4 people and two bogs in my family.'
'Holiday, I go to fishing with my friend for liver. My friend has a boot. I get on the boot for fishing. It is very fun.'
'I study to be public officer. I go to dabble school.'"
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