Join John Adams, world renowned Intl Matchmaker, Monday nights 8:30 EST for Live Webcasts!
And check out Five Reasons why you should attend a FREE AFA Seminar! See locations and dates here.



View Active Topics       View Your Posts       Latest 100 Topics       FAQ Topics       Switch to Mobile


English teacher vacancies in Japan

Discuss culture, living, traveling, relocating, dating or anything related to the Asian countries - China, The Philippines, Thailand, etc.

Moderators: fschmidt, jamesbond

English teacher vacancies in Japan

Postby momopi » May 18th, 2011, 3:40 am

Word is that many English teachers have left Japan, specifically in Tokyo area. Japanese schools are scrambling to fill vacancies and they're now offering sign-on bonuses and small increases in salary. So if you're willing to brave the meltdown situation, here's your ticket abroad!
momopi
Elite Upper Class Poster
 
Posts: 4746
Joined: September 1st, 2007, 5:44 am
Location: Orange County, California




Check out our Dating Sites and HA International Romance Tours!



Postby odbo » May 18th, 2011, 4:25 am

on the plus side, i think southern japan is getting less radiation than the west coast of north america :lol:
odbo
Veteran Poster
 
Posts: 2171
Joined: January 6th, 2011, 2:40 pm

Re: English teacher vacancies in Japan

Postby Think Different » May 18th, 2011, 4:39 am

momopi wrote:Word is that many English teachers have left Japan, specifically in Tokyo area. Japanese schools are scrambling to fill vacancies and they're now offering sign-on bonuses and small increases in salary. So if you're willing to brave the meltdown situation, here's your ticket abroad!


Do those positions offer a livable salary? Is it possible to save any money at the end of the month? Or is it too expensive there for that?
Think Different
Junior Poster
 
Posts: 907
Joined: April 8th, 2010, 5:28 am
Location: Germany

Postby odbo » May 18th, 2011, 6:35 am

I remember someone mentioning working (as an foreign english teacher) a good 200 miles from where they lived and using the bullet train to commute everyday :lol: And he had 2 room-mates in a 1 bedroom apartment. This was back in 2004-ish, it's probably only gotten worse since then (pay vs rent).
odbo
Veteran Poster
 
Posts: 2171
Joined: January 6th, 2011, 2:40 pm

Postby ladislav » May 18th, 2011, 8:47 am

Is there a link? And samples of these jobs and salaries/conditions?

www.ohayosensei.com

posts the same crappy jobs as before.
A brain is a terrible thing to wash!
ladislav
Elite Upper Class Poster
 
Posts: 3606
Joined: September 6th, 2007, 7:30 pm

Postby Rock » May 18th, 2011, 10:12 am

Think Different wrote:
momopi wrote:Word is that many English teachers have left Japan, specifically in Tokyo area. Japanese schools are scrambling to fill vacancies and they're now offering sign-on bonuses and small increases in salary. So if you're willing to brave the meltdown situation, here's your ticket abroad!


Do those positions offer a livable salary? Is it possible to save any money at the end of the month? Or is it too expensive there for that?


ladislav wrote:Is there a link? And samples of these jobs and salaries/conditions?

www.ohayosensei.com

posts the same crappy jobs as before.


Just taking a quick glance at the most current issue, it looks like most of the full time positions pay around 230,000 - 280,000 Yen / 2,839 - 3,457 US$ per month. Those that offer nearby apartments charge around 60K to 70K Yen / 740 - 864 US$ per month for rent and utilities. If you spent about US$1,000 on food, taxes, and miscellaneous, that would leave you with US$975 - 1,717 per month to sock away or US$11,700 to 20,604 per year. I don't know whether or not I was too optimistic on the expense side. But even if not, the savings do seem pretty meager for working your ass off full-time like that.
Rock
Elite Upper Class Poster
 
Posts: 4225
Joined: April 21st, 2010, 5:16 pm

Postby mackijs2008 » October 5th, 2011, 9:17 pm

I was looking at a couple of job advertisements on gaijinpot in Japan.

Most state that you must be currently residing in Japan.

Some state that they don't sponsor your work vise :shock:

How else are you supposed to get one? Is this a common problem even with the shortage of teachers?
mackijs2008
Freshman Poster
 
Posts: 1
Joined: October 5th, 2011, 8:42 pm
Location: North Carolina

Postby Repatriate » October 9th, 2011, 4:10 am

Rock wrote: If you spent about US$1,000 on food, taxes, and miscellaneous, that would leave you with US$975 - 1,717 per month to sock away or US$11,700 to 20,604 per year. I don't know whether or not I was too optimistic on the expense side. But even if not, the savings do seem pretty meager for working your ass off full-time like that.

It's possible to save just as much in Thailand while working probably half as hard. I have done some part time teaching here and it's ridiculously simple. Most Thais have a poor work ethic so you get by on just conversation lessons.

In Japan they probably expect you to actually have lessons and be active.
Repatriate
Veteran Poster
 
Posts: 2533
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 7:39 pm


Return to Asia, China, Philippines, Thailand

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests