Preparation for Japan.
by Ben Lines
Hey there! - First of all thank you very much for this site, it's wonderful and it's answered a lot of my questions that were on my mind.
Right now, i have just finished my second year of University here in the UK. During my summer break this year i decided i would get my TEFL certificate and learn some Japanese, in preparation for when i finish my third year and, fingers crossed, get my bachelors.
I was thinking of asking my old secondary school (ages 11-16) about if they would considering allowing me to sit in some lessons to observe the teaching, and see how they plan the lessons etc. My question though, is what else can i prepare this early on?
Ive been planning to teach in Japan since i left school at 16. I've noted down some of the companies i would like to chose from, but there are so many out there it's overwhelming to try and choose one!
Right now my main choice it seems is Geos Career, they seem a pretty solid company.
If you've got any advice on how to prepare this early on, and anything i've missed, i'd love to hear it. Also if you have a particular company to apply to i'd like to hear your opinions on that too!
Thanks a lot!