Teach English in Japan?

JETThe Japan Exchange and Teaching – JET – Programme, an official Japanese Government scheme, sends graduates to Japan in order to promote international understanding at grass-roots level and to improve foreign language teaching in schools.

Essentially the Jet Programme recruits Assistant Language Teachers to work in a Japanese Secondary School or local Board of Education.  Typically you would:

  • Spend 15-20 hours a week team-teaching or helping with classes taught by Japanese Teachers of English (JTEs)
  • Assist in the preparation of teaching materials
  • Take part in school extra-curricular activities
  • Promote communicative language-learning in the classroom

You can find out about the opportunity at www.jet-uk.org.  You will need to apply by 6:00pm on the final Friday in November.

Education alternatives

educationEducation Alternatives (TARGETjobs / AGCAS publication) aims to provide information about education-related careers other than teaching in mainstream schools. So.. if you’re

  • drawn towards an educational role but not sure that mainstream teaching is for you, or
  • a trainee or qualified teacher who would like to move to a different role in education

this may give you some ideas

Anyone for TEFL?

If you’re interested in TEFL teaching, here are some possible sources for vacancies:

  • BridgeTEFL English language teaching jobs – search by country
  • British Council Language Assistants Working with partner organisations overseas and providing opportunities for young people to work as language assistants both in the UK and in fourteen countries around the world
  • ESL Jobs World Connects teachers of English with employers worldwide and has job listings for teaching English abroad
  • i-to-i TEFL courses and jobs abroad
  • tefl.com Database of ELT (English language teaching) jobs worldwide
  • tefl jobs English language teachers, graduate teachers, teach in Turkey, Spain or China. Search jobs by location or job type. Sign up for job alerts 

Also, don’t forget to check the PCC online vacancy board regularly for graduate vacancies …

Graduate? Travel the world? Get paid?

i-to-i tefl_0513Get TEFL qualified! Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) not only boosts your CV but allows you to teach, discover new cultures and earn at the same time – with no experience necessary.  i-to-i TEFL offers you world renowned training that you can take in a style that suits you:

  • Online TEFL courses – Enable you to study at your own pace from anywhere on the planet!
  • 20 Hour Weekend Course – Will introduce you to the fundamentals of TEFL. Learn how to manage your classroom, get to practice planning and delivering lessons.
  • Combined Courses – Allow you to get a full introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language and benefit from both online and classroom-based tuition.

If you ever want to upgrade your training in the future you can build up your hours at your own pace and, like any qualification, the more training you do the better your opportunities.

What next? The world is your oyster!

TaLK – Teach and Learn in Korea

This is a chance to experience Korean culture and life style and to contribute to the enhancement of English education in Korea.  You’ll receive a Korean government scholarship and teach English in classes of Korean elementary schools.  You should be an undergraduate student.

Also look at the EPIK opportunity – an opportunity for graduates to take up a professional teaching position in Korea.

Both TaLK and EPIK are established national programs supported by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

Find out more:  http://epik.go.kr