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Choosing the right EIKAIWA for you.

in other words, finding a teaching job in Japan.

<Money counts!>

So you have decided to move to Japan to teach English !!
It is definitely nice to have a job arranged before you arrive. There are a few giant chain schools such as ECC or AEON that have recruiting offices overseas. But many of you will be coming to Japan and then searching for work. Although there are many teaching English job postings you will find from various sources, finding the right one for you may take longer than you hope.
Make sure to have enough money to support yourself while looking for a job - it is very important for your sanity and physical health!

<Job-hunting resources>

English teaching jobs in EIKAIWA are most commonly found through newspaper and Internet advertisements. The Monday edition of the Japan Times is a well-known newspaper resource. Internet resources including this site are common places to find up-to-date job postings.

Most teaching vacancies in Japan are in major cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.
If you do not want to work in a big city, there are also opportunities to work in smaller cities and towns, although the choices are limited.

<Full-time and part-time are the most common positions>

It is safe to say that a full-time position gives you more stability. You get paid pretty much the same amount every month, with fringe benefits such as paid holidays, social insurance and sometimes accommodation or visa support.
But some prefer to stay as a part-time teacher because it gives them more time for other activities and puts less responsibility on their shoulders compared to full-time positions.
In the end, the choice is up to you: pick the working style that best suits your interests and plans.

Money
Money

Money

You may be surprised, but of all the differences between large and small EIKAIWA, money is the one thing that is the most similar.Large school salaries will all be in the 250,000 yen a month range, with fringe benefits, and some kind ...read more

Teaching Atmosphere
Teaching Atmosphere

Teaching Atmosphere

Many people seem to believe that all large EIKAIWA have a policy of replacing teachers for the most insignificant reasons. This causes a colder atmosphere at work and faster turnover. In contrast, smaller EIKAIWA have ...read more

Curriculum
Curriculum

Curriculum

In general, you will teach what you’re told to teach, so you don’t have to prepare lesson plans for each class in large EIKAIWA. Smaller schools are often more ...read more

Accommodations
Accommodations

Accommodations

Giant EIKAIWA chains usually arrange accommodation for you. Generally they pay the key money (a common fee when renting an apartment) and will handle communications with your landlord if anything breaks. In many ...read more

Locations
Locations

Locations

This is not about large or small EIKAIWA institutes, but the size of the city you choose to live.Teaching English in Japan can be more challenging than it should be, if ...read more

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