View Full Version : need serious advice
2001-07-05, 09:44 AM
hello. well i want to move to japan to work as and english teacher in osaka area. i have no degree however, but i do have 3 A levels, and i have nearly completed my TEFL course. will i have any chance of getting a job. if so, where should i be looking, because it seems that everywhere employers want a degree. please help me
2001-07-05, 10:42 AM
stay in uk, no chance in your situation and NO visa for sure too.
2001-07-05, 03:30 PM
Contact the Japanese embassy and ask them how to apply for a "working holiday visa". This is a temporary visa (2 years max I think) that will let you stay and work in Japan and doesn't require a degree. After it runs out though if you want to stay you will have to get a spousal visa or a student visa because you can't qualify for a regular working visa without a degree or 10 years experience in a particular field (hard to prove).
Fewer jobs will be open to you without a degree but the TEFL course may help and you should be able to pick up plenty of part time work. Noone outside of UK understands what A levels and all that means so that won't help.
2001-08-16, 03:00 PM
You can even get the student visa first and stay for a year. That doesn't forbid teaching a limited number of hours on the side. Of course, you'll need to find a sponsor for whatever you intend to study (kendo, for example).