How the Mighty have Fallen

Spacious Cottage near Hakone

Minamiashigara shi, Kanagawa, Japan
Is located near the Kari River, across the street from a supermarket, and 3 minutes walk from Iiwahara Station (Daiyuzan Line). It is near a pleasant river walk with nearby rice fields and Iiwahara...

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 Sydney, Australia.

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Minamiashigara-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan
Canadian Victorian house in Japan. Most of the house except the 2nd floor bedrooms, the basement and the other guest room. Some. It depends on work. I try to be around as often as I can. It is q...

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 USA

Tel 310-414-1515

Email: Email them!

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One year contract, Work five days/week, Hours: 12-9PM and 1-9PM (3 days)

Salary: 250,000/Mth

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 in office.

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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