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2002-11-19, 10:03 AM
Hi! all. my name is Ally. I live in Melbourne Australia. I am keen to explore English teaching in Japan. I am also keen to do some job related to Information technology in Japan as well. I have an MBA from RMIT Uni. in Melbourne and also a Grad Dip in Information Systems as well. Can any one help me with some information please...
2002-11-19, 10:58 AM
Also can someone tell me the popular English teaching job websites please.!!!!!
2002-11-19, 02:37 PM
Some very good esl teaching sites are jobs in Japan, Ohayo sensei, and Gaijin Pot, as well you can find teaching jobs in the Monday job section of the Japan Times newspaper.
2002-11-19, 02:55 PM
Hey there. You should try and go in with your eyes open as much as you can. You will get alot of good info from company websites ie NOVA, GEOS and AEON are but a few. These three are the ' big three' for teaching jobs in Japan. However, you should also look at the various teacher forums, ie 'Nova teachers united' also to get a reasonably balanced view of what these companies are like. You should also visit Daves ESL cafe for both good and bad experiences with J teaching companies. You should also go to AACE, the recruiting arm for NOVA in Melbourne. They are based at Monash. Whilst they wont tell you half as much as you really would like to know, they are better then the NOVA branch ofice in Brisbane. However, with an MBA, you may find the teaching style with the big companies very basic to say the least, as you dont need a degree to cover the " big three" teaching style. You might wanna look at a ' higher' appointment.
you might also want to take a look at the NOVA union website for things that the NOVA recruiters in Melbourne will 'forget' to tell you. I have already sent you by email a good site by an ex-NOVA teacher with an inside look at working for the company
NOVA Teachers union website:
The general union in Osaka also has a NOVA branch and they have a bit on their website
One of my favorite sites for teachers thinking of coming to Japan is
The secret to finding a good job is being prepared, doing your homework, and having what employers are looking for (which is not just an ability to speak English and have a degree in many cases, as NOVA turns down hundreds of wannabes every year in their own countries)
2002-11-19, 09:27 PM
Hi! Paul, James and Gillian,
G'day. Thanks mate.. I appretiate all your suggestions.. will look in to it and try my best. Its my desire to experience teaching English in Japan and hopefully i should get a start soon.