Teaching English in Japan is One of the Most Amazing Experiences

On Teaching Business English in Japan

Teaching English in Japan, It has been a challenging year! --I Thought I was going to die in the earthquake, then nuclear fallout, and last but not least, the challenge of raising two teenagers! It is all relative though.

There is always someone worse off than you and to be happy we need to think of others, that is the way.

Life is so, so very short.

I want to leave my mark with my heart not my wallet.

Maybe that is why I am a


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One of the hardest and most interesting things I have ever done, was to leave my family and friends, and teach english in Japan I`m glad I did though. The rest of my life has been a reflection of that decision.

I chose the route of teaching at English Schools. I taught English in Japan at a couple of schools in Nagoya and in Kanagawa, before starting my own chain.

Since 2006 I have taught at a very famous university here. I highly recommend university teaching in Japan.

A good friend of mine taught in the JET program. He had nothing but good things to say about being an Assistant Language Teacher or ALT for JET. Indeed,

many have raved about the JET program.

They found their niche in a very interesting organization that posts native English speakers throughout Japan.

Teaching English in Japan: Outside of the JET Program: Working as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)

You don`t have to be a JET participant to work as an ALT in Japan. Check to see if your hometown has a sister-city relationship with a Japanese city. Often there are chances to work as an ALT through this relationship.

Some ALTs do not have a university degree. What they do have is a Japanese spouse. That is often enough if they are intending to live in their chosen city long term.

Cities and towns throughout Japan are begging locals to teach as Assistant Language Teachers in their schools. I know as I was one of them.

Teaching English in Japan: Teach on the Peace Boat

The Peace Boat is an interesting option for those who like to do volunteer work. I would love to do this one day and highly recommend it! You get a free trip around the world and teach! Where do I sign!?

When I first arrived in Japan, I worked at different language schools including ECC and the YMCA. I was satisfied with both overall, and used that knowledge to start my own schools.

Many of my friends have worked for Aeon and Geos and enjoyed their time there. I recommend these schools too if you research them and decide if the big school experience is good for you.

Pictured: The Giant Buddha of Kamakura, Buddha has been the largest student I have ever taught!

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