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What are The Challenges for English Learners in Japan? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 25 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas What are The Challenges for English Learners in Japan? I have taught in a Japanese high school for the past four years as an assistant language teacher, which gives me a particular insight into the problems and advantages of EFL in that area. This will naturally require some generalizations. Individuals have very different problems from one another, but broader shared issues do crop up. Table of Contents My experience Japanese average Gap between two languages Japanese culture can also make teaching difficult Another aspect of the culture that can make things difficult is the island mentality of Japan Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course today! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification...  [Read more]

How to Become a Self-Confident TEFL Teacher - TEFL Blog


Thu, 12 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How to Become a Self-Confident TEFL Teacher Self-confidence is not an easy trait to gain, especially when we talk about teachers. Self-confidence is obvious and easy to observe from all people, whether students or other teachers. When the teacher has a lack or weakness in self-confidence, their students or their coworkers will see that during the explanation, when she/he talks in front of the students and answering some questions in the class. Table of Contents Creative Teacher = Confident Teacher Prepared Teacher = Confident Teacher Self-DevelopingTeacher = Confident Teacher Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Walaa S. Please note...  [Read more]

Teaching English in Japan - Alumni Report by Gabriella S. - TEFL Blog


Mon, 07 May 2018 Linda Dunsmore Destinations Alumni Experiences Teaching English in Japan - Alumni Report by Gabriella S. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF! What is your nationality? Hungarian Table of Contents What is your nationality? What city and state are you from? How old are you? What is your education level and background? Have you traveled abroad in the past? If so, where have you been? Where did you study? What made you interested in going to teach English abroad? What were some of your concerns before teaching abroad? Why did you decide to get TEFL certified and choose ITTT? Which TEFL certification course did you take? How did you like the course? How has your TEFL training helped you in your current teaching position? Which city and country did you decide to teach English in and...  [Read more]

Typical Challenges for Japanese Native Speakers in ESL - TEFL Blog


Wed, 11 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Typical Challenges for Japanese Native Speakers in ESL This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Daisy C. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Table of Contents Grammar Pronunciation Japanese schools Japanese culture Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Grammar One problem facing many Japanese students learning English is differentiating between countable and uncountable nouns. In the Japanese language, the same word is often used for 'much' and 'many'. In English, 'much' is used to describe countable nouns, and 'many' is used to describe uncountable nouns. A problem facing many EFL learners, especially Japanese learners,...  [Read more]

The Main Problems of ESL Learners From Japan - TEFL Blog


Thu, 13 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Main Problems of ESL Learners From Japan Regardless of the Japanese government's efforts to increase the number of foreign tourists to be a tourism-oriented country and to have been retaining compulsory English education for decades, Japanese people still have a reputation of being bad at English. The average TOEIC and TOEFL scores for Japanese are one of the worst among advanced nations. South Korea was also one of the worst in the past, but they are getting better and better these days. However, there are still some obstacles for many Japanese English learners to get over. Table of Contents 1. First, there are very few teachers in Japan who can teach students how to speak and write English with confidence. 2. Secondly, the...  [Read more]

How much money can you make teaching English in East Asia? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How much money can you make teaching English in East Asia? If you are looking for a region that has a huge job market for TEFL qualified teachers and you want to earn a good salary that allows you to save a considerable sum of money, look no further than East Asia. Jobs are abundant and the potential earnings are very high in countries such as Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Table of Contents How much can I earn teaching English in Japan? Who are the main employers of English language teachers in Japan? Who else employs English language teachers in Japan? What is the cost of living for English teachers in Japan? How much can I earn teaching English in Taiwan? Who are the main employers of English language teachers in Taiwan? Who else employs English language teachers in...  [Read more]

Which TEFL company pays the most? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Which TEFL company pays the most? When evaluating which TEFL companies offer the most lucrative salaries, it is important to consider more than just the base pay. Top-paying TEFL organizations often provide competitive salaries that are complemented by additional benefits such as housing allowances, health insurance, and flight reimbursement, which can significantly affect overall earnings. To truly assess which TEFL company pays the most, prospective teachers should weigh the total compensation package against the cost of living in the respective teaching location. This comprehensive approach ensures a realistic understanding of potential savings and financial gains. Table of Contents How much does the average English teacher make? Is there a geographic region with the best TEFL...  [Read more]

Which countries pay the best TEFL salaries? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Which countries pay the best TEFL salaries? The highest TEFL salaries are offered in countries aiming to attract the most qualified teachers. While 'the best' can vary by country, high-paying TEFL jobs typically require advanced qualifications, such as a degree in education and a TEFL certification, as well as considerable teaching experience. Countries known for offering competitive TEFL salaries include the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Japan, South Korea, and China. These nations often also provide additional benefits like housing, flights, and health insurance, which contribute to the overall financial package for English teachers. Table of Contents Top ten paying countries for EFL teachers Top ten paying countries for EFL teachers Figures taken from a range of teaching...  [Read more]

Which countries pay the best TEFL salaries? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Which countries pay the best TEFL salaries? It is important to appreciate that higher salaries are made available to attract the best teaching candidates. What each country considers best does depend on the country, but there are some common factors regarding qualifications and experience when it comes to securing the top paying jobs. In general you need to be a native English speaker, have a degree, usually in education or a related field, and a minimum of a TEFL certificate (though often higher, such as a Diploma in TESOL). You will often see that a minimum of two years teaching experience is also needed. If you have all the above, you have a good chance of gaining employment in the first five of our top ten below. With some of them, you may be able to gain employment in the other five....  [Read more]

Are there any age restrictions when teaching English in Asia? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Are there any age restrictions when teaching English in Asia? When it comes to teaching English in Asia, age can sometimes play a role. Typically, there are no strict age limits, with most countries only requiring teachers to be over 21. However, while many positions are open to younger individuals, seasoned educators can also find opportunities, leveraging their vast experience. It is essential to note that specific age preferences can vary by country, and while some regions may have age-related hiring biases, others value the maturity and wisdom that comes with age. Table of Contents How does the local retirement age affect English teachers in Asia? Are employers reluctant to hire more mature teachers in Asia? Is it true that Asian cultures have huge respect for older generations? Does...  [Read more]

How much money can you make teaching English in East Asia? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How much money can you make teaching English in East Asia? If you are looking for a region that has a huge job market for TEFL qualified teachers and you want to earn a good salary that allows you to save a considerable sum of money, look no further than East Asia. Jobs are abundant and the potential earnings are very high in countries such as Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. How much can I earn teaching English in Japan? As with any destination, the salaries on offer vary considerably depending on experience, qualifications, location, and type of employment. As a guide you should expect to earn somewhere between 200,000 and 600,000 yen (currently $2,000 to $6,000) per month. If the job pays by the hour then a figure of around 2,500 yen ($25) per hour would be typical. In...  [Read more]

Establishing Rapport in Rural Japan - TEFL Blog


Mon, 14 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Establishing Rapport in Rural Japan I first decided to take this TEFL course because I am currently teaching English in rural Japan. I plan and execute English lessons for Junior High School students, as well as serve as a cultural representative of my country and foster cultural exchange. Here's the catch though - I don't speak Japanese. Table of Contents Setting up good relationships Beginning of the study Inspiring students Rewarding system Role model English only Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Gwendolen J. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Setting up good...  [Read more]

How much can I save while teaching English abroad? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How much can I save while teaching English abroad? Although many people choose to teach English abroad for the adventure, to experience a new culture, or to simply leave behind the daily 9 to 5 grind, the financial side of making the move is hard to ignore. While most teachers will have no trouble earning enough to afford a comfortable day to day lifestyle, many teachers actually need to find a job that allows them to save some of their income to pay off student loans or to fund future travel etc. How much can I save while teaching English in Europe? Although Europe is often the number one choice for many TEFL qualified teachers, it is not an easy place to save money. In teaching hotspots such as France, Italy and Spain, you can certainly earn enough to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle that...  [Read more]

Alumni TEFL Chat with Maddy & Georgia - Two Aussie Sisters Teaching English in Japan - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Alumni TEFL Chat with Maddy & Georgia - Two Aussie Sisters Teaching English in Japan 07/08/2021 all right hi hey everyone hi as you can see it's not only me this week welcome to our live stream we have guests today i'm super happy about it hi maddie hi georgia hello hey so yeah back here another for another week and i'm live on a different day i usually go live on fridays so today is very special and also because we have guests so i'm super happy about that and yeah if you are watching if you can see us if you can hear us please just leave a high in the comments that would be really cool and where you're watching from i'm always really curious about where people are watching from and um yeah i'm in south korea my name is linda from itt if you don't know me and i'm yeah about an hour...  [Read more]

Common Problems Japanese Learners of English Experience - TEFL Blog


Wed, 09 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Common Problems Japanese Learners of English Experience Japan is an island nation and is a recognized homogenous society with a very small percentage of foreign permanent residence and more than half of the adult population lacks the necessary skills to speak English proficiently. Because of this, English as a Second Language is in high demand with young learners being a focus group in Japan. English is taught in the school environment during nearly all of a child's primary education years, but this, unfortunately, doesn't translate to a proficient English-speaking Japanese population. Table of Contents Global Opportunities Differences in Language Structure Cultural Challenges Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course!...  [Read more]

Are there any age restrictions when teaching English in Asia? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Are there any age restrictions when teaching English in Asia? Although TEFL qualified teachers are able to find work in a wide range of countries throughout Asia, there are some restrictions that you need to be aware of before you decide on a destination. In some countries a 4-year university degree is necessary and some will only allow native English speakers to teach in their schools. Another issue that is worth considering is your age as it can be a factor in some situations in Asia. How does the local retirement age affect English teachers in Asia? In some Asian countries there is a strict retirement age for local teachers that also applies to foreign EFL teachers working there. In popular teaching destinations such as China, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea, schools are unable to...  [Read more]

An Overview of Common Challenges of ESL Students from Japan - TEFL Blog


Mon, 04 May 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences An Overview of Common Challenges of ESL Students from Japan Japan is a nation that has tried to increase its citizens' English ability, especially with the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games being held in their country. However, progress has been slow and not fruitful. There are various reasons for this slow stagnation of the nation's English abilities such as the larger academic system and access to proper education in rural areas. However, I will focus on three main hurdles that Japanese learners of English must face that can impede their English education. Table of Contents Japanese vs. English Phonetics Alphabet Japanese English Class Style Problems Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This...  [Read more]

How much can I save while teaching English abroad? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How much can I save while teaching English abroad? The financial aspect of teaching English overseas is a significant consideration alongside the cultural and adventurous. Generally, English teachers abroad can comfortably cover daily living expenses. However, the potential to save money varies widely by region. Many positions do allow for savings, which can be directed towards financial goals such as paying off student loans or saving for future travels. The key to maximizing savings while teaching abroad lies in choosing locations with favorable salary-to-cost-of-living ratios and managing personal expenses wisely. Table of Contents How much can I save while teaching English in Europe? How much can I save while teaching English in Latin America? How much can I save while teaching...  [Read more]

Several Points Which Can Surprise You about Teaching EFL in a Kindergarten - TEFL Blog


Wed, 25 Dec 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Several Points Which Can Surprise You about Teaching EFL in a Kindergarten I am an EFL teacher in a kindergarten in Japan. I have two years of experience teaching English in kindergarten. It is only a 30 minutes session every day. In my first week, I made a lesson plan for them that is good for one month. I was surprised that they didn't get the lesson, memorized it or even pronounce it properly. Then the lesson plan I had to prepare last for about 3 to 4 months. I find it hard teaching English as a foreign language to my students even though I am only teaching them the basic vocabularies and some nursery rhymes. But their curiosity in the English language and their eagerness to talk with a foreigner in school helps me to find my...  [Read more]

How long do TEFL contracts last? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How long do TEFL contracts last? Once you have completed your chosen TEFL course and have that all important certificate in your hand, you can seriously start to plan the next stage of your adventure. Thanks to the sustained demand for English language teachers right across the world there are plenty of countries to choose from, each with its own unique set of attractions. But how long will you have to commit for when you sign the job contract? How long are TEFL contracts in Europe? The most common contract in European schools is for an academic year that generally runs from September to June. The great thing here is you will have a couple of months off during the summer break to travel or earn some extra cash working with private students or at a summer camp. Summer language camps are...  [Read more]

Where do schools interview and hire English teachers in advance? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Where do schools interview and hire English teachers in advance? Many employers prefer to interview and hire English teachers ahead of time, directly from their home countries. This approach is especially prevalent in nations such as China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the U.A.E., among others. The hiring process usually starts with email applications, progressing to interviews conducted via Skype or phone calls. This method is advantageous for novice teachers or those unfamiliar with overseas travel, providing them a secured position before arriving. Table of Contents What are the benefits of getting a TEFL job in advance? Which countries in Asia hire English teachers in advance? Which countries in the Middle East hire English teachers in advance? Which countries in Europe hire...  [Read more]

What documents will I need to teach English abroad? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What documents will I need to teach English abroad? As teaching English abroad involves applying for jobs and traveling overseas, you will require a variety of documentation at different times. Although there maybe some things that you cannot arrange until you have arrived in your country of choice, it is best to organize the required documents as far in advance as possible so they are on hand in case you need them during a job interview or when applying for a visa. What basic documents are needed for teaching English abroad? Typically, anyone traveling to a foreign country requires a passport that is valid for at least six months. In some situations your passport must be valid for a full year, so the best advice is to ensure your passport has two years or more remaining to allow for...  [Read more]

What documents will I need to teach English abroad? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What documents will I need to teach English abroad? When preparing to teach English abroad, it is crucial to have all necessary documents ready. Essential documents include: Plan ahead and gather these documents well in advance, ensuring a smoother transition when applying for jobs or visas in your chosen country. Table of Contents What basic documents are needed for teaching English abroad? What documents will I need when applying for English teaching jobs? What additional documents might be required for teaching English abroad? What basic documents are needed for teaching English abroad? Typically, anyone traveling to a foreign country requires a passport that is valid for at least six months. In some situations your passport must be valid for a full year, so the best advice is...  [Read more]

Top Tips For Teaching Business English Abroad In Japan - TEFL Blog


Wed, 06 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Top Tips For Teaching Business English Abroad In Japan What does it mean to teach Business English? And how does it differ from normal classroom-style English teaching? Many adult students choose to take English classes to help support their business and activities as well as to advance their careers. However, business English doesn't take place in just a classroom-style setting. There are "teacher dispatch" companies that offer several important key factors that set them apart from a traditional teaching school. Table of Contents Environment Clothing Body Language Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Zachary B. Please note that this blog...  [Read more]

Can I teach English abroad if I have children? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Can I teach English abroad if I have children? It is certainly possible to travel overseas and work as an English language teacher if you have children. However, there are several things to consider before deciding whether it is the right option for you and your family. What are the financial implications of teaching English abroad with children? Wherever you are in the world raising children can be an expensive proposition, so before you head off to teach English abroad you need to be sure that it is financially viable. As pay levels vary greatly from one region to the next, where you plan to teach is one of the most important decisions you will have to make. Europe and Latin America are both very popular destinations for ESL teachers, but it is not easy to earn enough to support more...  [Read more]

How to be Culturally Sensitive in The Classroom Without Excessive Censorship - TEFL Blog


Wed, 29 Jan 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How to be Culturally Sensitive in The Classroom Without Excessive Censorship As an EFL teacher, one is expected to create a proper and culturally sensitive atmosphere in the classroom at all times. Unfortunately, this does not happen in every instance because many different errors can occur. To prevent possibly contract terminable offenses, a special mindset and system of preparation must be instituted. When approached correctly, discussing difficult or even controversial ideas in a foreign country can be both culturally sensitive while also not needing excessive censorship. Table of Contents History Awareness The Notion of "Colony" Enforcement Cultural Peculiarities Controversial Topics Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a...  [Read more]

The Use of Games in the Classroom - TEFL Blog


Fri, 07 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Use of Games in the Classroom I have been teaching English as an assistant language teacher in Japan for the past 4 years. I have taught all grades from kindergarten through 9th grade, and have worked with many teachers with a variety of teaching styles. In this essay I will look at the use of games in the foreign language classroom, drawing from my experiences to look at several specific games and discuss how they help students learn and use English. Table of Contents 1. Games are a good way to make class fun, increasing student motivation while using English. 2. Creating activities with existing resources 3. A possibility to communicate 4. Examples of games Do you want to teach English abroad or online? Take a TEFL course!...  [Read more]

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College Complete TEFL Check out tefl tesol about College Complete TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts Y.T. - Japan said: Cultural Sensitivity in the ClassroomCultural sensitivity in the classroom is one of the biggest factors in deciding the class' openess towards cultural differences, and whether the class can operate on an equal basis in a class of multicultural students. This issue is becoming more important as the globalization continues to spread, and students are more likely than ever to share a class with those of different countries and cultures in this world of...  [Read more]

Which TEFL company pays the most? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Which TEFL company pays the most? Pursuing a career in TEFL can open doors to transformative experiences, personal development, cultural immersion, and community engagement. Nonetheless, a competitive salary is also part of the package, and many of our graduates secure substantial earnings. Do note, the highest salary isn't the only financial aspect to consider while assessing the earnings of TEFL teachers. You must also account for the local cost of living, added benefits, and potential savings. How much does the average English teacher make? The pay scale for teaching English overseas varies considerably, but you can expect a decent income. Your salary will be influenced by your role, qualifications, and the country where you teach. In countries known for higher wages, teachers can earn...  [Read more]

Differences in Teaching Monolingual and Multilingual EFL Groups - TEFL Blog


Tue, 18 Dec 2018 Laura Payne Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas Differences in Teaching Monolingual and Multilingual EFL Groups I am currently working as an Assistant Language Teacher in Japan. Before I began this job I assumed that because Japan has a largely homogeneous population, all of my classes would be monolingual. However, I was wrong in this assumption. In addition to my Japanese students, I have many students who are Brazilian or Filipino. These students largely do not use Japanese as their mother tongue and have to learn both English and Japanese as a second language. This diverse student population, in addition to my work experiences and studies, has taught me a lot about working with both monolingual and multilingual classes. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post:...  [Read more]

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