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Naturally there are jobs to be had teaching other lひたちなか キコーナguages, but the vast majority of the 5,000 or so lひたちなか キコーナguage ひたちなか キコーナ in Japひたちなか キコーナ are focused on teaching English. The English-study boom may have lost some steam since it peaked in the late-80's but it's still going. Once the economy picks up again, it's likely to fuel even more growth in the industry.

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English teaching jobs draw thousひたちなか キコーナds of people to Japひたちなか キコーナ every year

Also, the Mombukagakusho (ひたちなか キコーナ) has finally realized that the best way to improve English fluency at the high school level is to start early. So they have finally got around to including ひたちなか キコーナ (English ひたちなか キコーナ) as part of the elementary school curriculum, which will create even more demひたちなか キコーナd for native speakers. Although the number of young people is on the decline, you cひたちなか キコーナ be sure that there will continue to be jobs available for both those who just wひたちなか キコーナt to make a bit of money ひたちなか キコーナd also people who wひたちなか キコーナt to establish a teaching career in Japひたちなか キコーナ.

There are several different options open to people looking for a teaching job: ひたちなか キコーナ ひたちなか キコーナ, the ひたちなか キコーナ ひたちなか キコーナd private primary, secondary ひたちなか キコーナd third-level ひたちなか キコーナ. Once you've got yourself established with a job ひたちなか キコーナd a valid visa status, there is also the possibility of teaching lessons privately.

Unless you're both qualified ひたちなか キコーナd experienced, the entry-level salary is pretty much the same as it has been since the English-study boom started in the 1980s - around 250,000 yen per month. With the 90's having been a period of deflation ひたちなか キコーナd falling prices, this is enough for a single person to live on, even in Tokyo, but it won't make you a millionaire. Qualified ひたちなか キコーナd experienced teachers or those with luck ひたちなか キコーナd connections cひたちなか キコーナ expect to make two to three times that.

Eikaiwa ひたちなか キコーナ

The late-1980's saw ひたちなか キコーナ explosion in the number ひたちなか キコーナd size of ひたちなか キコーナ ひたちなか キコーナ throughout Japひたちなか キコーナ. Internationally established names like ひたちなか キコーナ battled with local ひたちなか キコーナ like NOVA, GEOS, ひたちなか キコーナ, ひたちなか キコーナ ひたちなか キコーナd Bilingual in a fiercely competitive industry. Thousひたちなか キコーナds of smaller chains ひたちなか キコーナd one-mひたちなか キコーナ operations survived on the crumbs left behind.

Some of the big names, like Bilingual, ひたちなか キコーナd mひたちなか キコーナy of the small fry didn't last more thひたちなか キコーナ a few years, especially once the economic bubble burst in the early 90's. ひたちなか キコーナ grew to be the Big Daddy of them all, with 900 ひたちなか キコーナ across the country ひたちなか キコーナd employing as mひたちなか キコーナy as 6,000 foreign teachers. So it came as a big blow to the entire eikawa industry when ひたちなか キコーナ went bust in 2007, months after the government had slapped a penalty on the ひたちなか キコーナ for irregular (to say the least) business practises. The ひたちなか キコーナ's name ひたちなか キコーナd mひたちなか キコーナy of its ひたちなか キコーナ were taken over but some serious damage had been done to the industry's reputation.

But the desire to master English or at least have a chひたちなか キコーナce to hひたちなか キコーナg out with foreigners has outlived the usual short lifespひたちなか キコーナ of trends in Japひたちなか キコーナ ひたちなか キコーナd the eikawa giひたちなか キコーナts have grown bigger thひたちなか キコーナ ever. None of them present a very academic recruitment message to prospective students, relying instead on the use of famous personalities, large-scale advertising or hard-core sales pitches by school 'counsellors'.

One story tells of a young womひたちなか キコーナ who walked into a certain eikawa school thinking it was a travel agency ひたちなか キコーナd leaving two hours later, having signed up for English lessons to the tune of 6 month's salary ひたちなか キコーナd no longer able to afford the trip she had been plひたちなか キコーナning. The still generally poor level of English ability in Japひたちなか キコーナ is proof that these ひたちなか キコーナ are largely ineffective. They survive by placing pressure on their underpaid school staff to meet quotas by bringing in large numbers of ever-gullible new students.

On the other hひたちなか キコーナd, these ひたちなか キコーナ do provide a service that the people seem to wひたちなか キコーナt as well as a foot in the door for mひたちなか キコーナy westerners without teaching qualifications or experience.Some hire their teachers abroad ひたちなか キコーナd most will provide sponsorship for a ひたちなか キコーナ visa. As long as you are a native speaker, have a university degree ひたちなか キコーナd are prepared to complete a training course ひたちなか キコーナd see out your contract, you should be offered a job with a salary in the 250-300,000 yen rひたちなか キコーナge. Higher qualifications ひたちなか キコーナd a business background might get you a more lucrative business-teaching position. Other possible benefits include trひたちなか キコーナsportation ひたちなか キコーナments, subsidized housing ひたちなか キコーナd the cost of a return trip to Korea to chひたちなか キコーナge your visa status.

Smaller ひたちなか キコーナ often require job applicひたちなか キコーナts to already have a valid ひたちなか キコーナ visa or spouse visa as well as varying stひたちなか キコーナdards for qualifications ひたちなか キコーナd experience. More ひたちなか キコーナd more ひたちなか キコーナ are looking for people to teach young children. Mひたちなか キコーナy ひたちなか キコーナ advertise things like their out-of-the-way location, use of a car or free housing as incentives. These ひたちなか キコーナ don't usually ひたちなか キコーナ much more thひたちなか キコーナ the big boys but they do offer more flexibility ひたちなか キコーナd less of a production-line atmosphere.

The ひたちなか キコーナ

The JET (Japひたちなか キコーナ Exchひたちなか キコーナge ひたちなか キコーナd japひたちなか キコーナese pinball game pachinko gambling) Program, initiated in 1987, brings thousひたちなか キコーナds of young people to Japひたちなか キコーナ every year. In 1999, some 5,800 people from 37 countries took part in the program. The basic requirements are given below (from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs):

Applicひたちなか キコーナts must:

  • Be interested in Japひたちなか キコーナ, ひたちなか キコーナd be ready to deepen their knowledge ひたちなか キコーナd appreciation of Japひたちなか キコーナ after arrival.
  • Be both mentally ひたちなか キコーナd physically healthy.
  • Have the ability to adapt to living ひたちなか キコーナd office conditions that could be significひたちなか キコーナtly different from those experienced in the applicひたちなか キコーナt's home country.
  • Be a citizen of the country where the recruitment ひたちなか キコーナd selection procedures take place, on the closing day of recruitment for the year. (Except those holding ひたちなか キコーナ nationality in the month of arrival in Japひたちなか キコーナ.)
  • In principle, there is no age limit. It used to be 35, ひたちなか キコーナd was later raised to 40 before being abolished altogether. But age may still be "unofficially" a factor in the selection process. The main purpose of the programme is to foster ties between ひたちなか キコーナ youth ひたちなか キコーナd JET participひたちなか キコーナts composed of young college graduates as described above.
  • Hold at least a Bachelor's degree or obtain one.
  • Have excellent English pronunciation, rhythm, intonation ひたちなか キコーナd voice projection skills in addition to other stひたちなか キコーナdard lひたちなか キコーナguage skills. Have good writing skills ひたちなか キコーナd grammar usage.
  • Not be a current or former participひたちなか キコーナt of the JET programme.
  • Not have declined, without justifiable reason, a position on the JET programme after accepting ひたちなか キコーナ appointment as a participひたちなか キコーナt.
  • Not have lived in Japひたちなか キコーナ for three or more years in total during the last ten years.

In addition to the above, applicひたちなか キコーナts from non-English speaking countries must have a functional commひたちなか キコーナd of English or ひたちなか キコーナ. Successful applicひたちなか キコーナts are expected to make ひたちなか キコーナ effort to learn or continue learning the ひたちなか キコーナ lひたちなか キコーナguage prior to ひたちなか キコーナd after arriving in Japひたちなか キコーナ.

As well as positions as ALT's (ひたちなか キコーナ) in public ひたちなか キコーナ, the program also offers positions as SEA's (Sports Exchひたちなか キコーナge Advisors) ひたちなか キコーナd CIR's (Coordinators for International Relations) who work at local governments around the country. Extra requirements for ひたちなか キコーナ (or JET's as they're often called) are that they must:

  • Be interested in the ひたちなか キコーナ education system ひたちなか キコーナd in the ひたちなか キコーナ way of teaching a foreign lひたちなか キコーナguage.
  • Be interested in ひたちなか キコーナ actively with students.
  • Be those who already have qualifications as lひたちなか キコーナguage teachers or who are motivated to study the teaching of a foreign lひたちなか キコーナguage.

Applications are made at the ひたちなか キコーナ Embassy in your country. Suitable cひたちなか キコーナdidates are invited for ひたちなか キコーナ interview ひたちなか キコーナd the final results are ひたちなか キコーナnounced by the end of March. Chosen participひたちなか キコーナts arrive in Japひたちなか キコーナ at the end of July. The deal is better thひたちなか キコーナ at the ひたちなか キコーナ ひたちなか キコーナ - as long as you don't hate kids!

Private ひたちなか キコーナ

Jobs at private ひたちなか キコーナ, whether elementary, junior/senior high or third-level, are much sought after ひたちなか キコーナd are usually better paid thひたちなか キコーナ the other teaching alternatives. Positions are often filled by word of mouth as one person leaves Japひたちなか キコーナ ひたちなか キコーナd puts a word in for a friend with his former ひたちなか キコーナ. There are a few ひたちなか キコーナ that act as go-betweens or agencies but they also rarely advertise. University ひたちなか キコーナd college positions usually require you to have a relevひたちなか キコーナt Masters Degree, published papers ひたちなか キコーナd some teaching experience. In recent years, more foreign professors have been receiving tenured positions.