Entries by shelleyyue

TEFL Japan: A Day in The Life of a Conversational School Teacher

English Conversation is a big TEFL market in Japan, so the question that people who want to teach English in Japan ask themselves is what to expect as a conversational teacher. In this article I will give you a run-down of a typical day as a conversational teacher. –OnTESOL Offers The Best TESOL Certification for […]

TESOL Japan: Teaching Tips

When I left my 4-year post in Japan, I gave the new teacher a letter with tips and instructions. On this blog, I will take out some bits and pieces that you will find useful for your TESOL experience in Japan. Get ready to teach English in Japan!

TEFL Japan: Culture Shock

 Other then the obvious language difference, there is a lot more to being a foreigner in Japan. Culture shock may or may not happen to you. It really depends on how open your personality might be or just how prepared and knowledgeable you might be of Japan. Below are a few important facts about Japanese […]

TEFL Japan: Home Sweet Home

So you completed your TEFL certificate. Within weeks, you have landed your job and it comes with your own apartment! Now, from what you have heard and/or read, typical Japanese apartments are kind of small. In 99% of the case, that is correct.

TEFL Japan: Work Visa

There are many ways to go about getting a work permit to teach English in Japan. If you decide to sign up with any of the big companies, such as AEON or Interac, from your home country, they will most likely take care of everything for you. You will just have to fill out some […]

TEFL Japan: Packing

Before I left for Japan, I had a really tough time deciding what to pack and what I could do without. I am sure your parents and relatives will be sending you care packages, so don’t worry too much about the details and plan based on your own daily needs. Here is a helpful list […]

TEFL Japan: How to Pass The Job Interview

Looking to teach English in Japan? This TEFL Japan blog will help you pass the interview! The interview is always a nerve-wrecking experience for me, unless I have all the information to fell 100% prepared. If you are anything like me, I want to help you out with this blog. 7 Things You Need to […]

TEFL Japan: The First Step

With the great number of opportunities in Japan floating all over the internet theses days, it might seem a bit daunting to get a grasp of where to start. I want to introduce you to a few and notable companies that would make an excellent first stepping-stone on your TESOL journey in the land of […]