English Teachers is a comedy drama about English Teachers in Japan. It doesn`t delve into technique much, but
simply follows the lives of some characters as they work at an English school in Nagoya, Japan.
It will probably be a good introduction for many who have never taught in Japan before, hopefully entertaining for those of us who have.
The series stars Jonathan Sherr of "Darling wa Gaikokujin," fame and Ananda Jacobs.
"The story doesn't try to delve into the nitty-gritty of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) or the business of eikaiwa," says director and coproducer Anthony Gilmore, who teaches English part-time at the Nagoya University of Foreign Studies and has worked at language schools in Japan and South Korea. "We try to keep the story focused on the characters. It is called 'English Teachers,' not 'Teaching English.' But we took a lot of direct inspiration from the bankruptcy stories of Nova and Geos, and also smaller schools — when a well-financed school moves into the community and they lose a lot of their students."
--The Japan Times, The Zeit Geist, Daniel Robson
The main character, Tom Kellerman (Jonathan Sherr) tries to become accustomed to the world of Eikaiwa in Japan.