The Greenlist of English Schools in Japan

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Working Visas for Japan

There are various visas you can apply for to work in Japan.
You can learn more about them at our homepage.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Those Who CAN...Teach!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Learn To Teach English As A Foreign Language

by: John Davison

Perhaps you are at career crossroads, and you are looking for a more
fulfilling and interesting way to utilize your skills. If you are
interested in teaching and traveling to exciting and interesting
destinations, then you might want to consider teaching English as a
foreign language abroad. English is the most commonly spoken language
in the world today, and desire of those in other countries to learn
the English language is growing at a steady rate. Therefore, there is
a demand for bright and motivated individuals to teach conversational
and written English to those abroad, both young and old.

The benefits of teaching English as a foreign language in another
country are numerous. Not only are you providing a service to those
who desire it, but you will benefit from those you teach as well. In
choosing to teach the English language in one of several locales such
as Southeast Asia, South America, Western Europe, and the Middle East,
you will learn about new cultures and traditions. You will have the
opportunity to shatter stereotypes regarding our own American culture.
You will have the opportunity to do a large amount of traveling to
neighboring nations. You will become self-reliant and self-assured on
your journeys, and you will certainly make many new friends.

Teaching English as a foreign language can have many benefits for your
career as well. Your exposure to new surroundings and your experience
teaching will garner you excellent communication skills. You might
find that your prior work experience coupled with your new teaching
venture will provide you with a considerable amount of career options
when you have completed your teaching duties. You will have
opportunities to change your life and career on a global scale.

Because the demand for instructors to teach the English language
abroad has increased, so has the demand for more qualified individuals
to apply. Language schools are highly discriminating when it comes to
hiring new instructors. That is why it is important to get your
certification in TEFL/TESOL (Teaching English as a foreign
language/Teaching English as a second language) if you intend to apply
for a position with a language school. Certification demonstrates to
potential employers that you are serious in taking on this challenging
new career. Certification can be achieved by taking courses at a
number of campuses nationwide, and there are even certification course
programs available online. Receiving your certification for teaching
English as a foreign language will certainly prepare you to be a more
effective and successful teacher by instructing you on how to teach
grammar, how to teach vocabulary, how to teach speaking, how to teach
writing, how to motivate your students, how to manage a classroom, and
how to construct lesson plans. Receiving your certification will also
better prepare you for a move abroad, which can be daunting and
stressful. Having the peace of mind in knowing that you are fully
qualified to perform your new job will help to alleviate some of the
stress in throwing yourself into an entirely new country and culture.

Teaching the English language to students in foreign nations can be
exciting, fulfilling, and highly enjoyable. It is a mutually
beneficial experience for you and your students. Not only are you
representing your own country and culture, and imparting your personal
knowledge of the English language and your culture onto others, but
you are also learning about other individuals and their various
experiences and traditions. While broadening your mind and
experiencing something totally unique, you are also embarking on an
exciting new career, one that has the opportunity to open many new
doors for you professionally.

About The Author

John Davison is a director of numerous Internet companies and is a
published author. Many articles have been produced on a variety of
subjects with excellent content and depth. All his articles may be
reproduced provided that an active link is included to

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Monday, July 20, 2009

What Should I do First?

First steps to teaching in Japan: first things first.


Sunday, July 19, 2009


I have added a humour page at How to Teach English in Japan. Need a chuckle?

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Another One Bites the Dust......

English school Crops Create is no longer teaching English.
Previously owned by Isuzu and
tasked to teach Isuzu employees English, Crops Create became an independant
school teaching English to mostly company executives.

Crops recently decided to stop teaching English. Crops however continues
its other activities.

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