Teaching English in Japan and living in Japan are two things I enjoy and both certainly have their benefits. I am 60 now and have been teaching English in Japan since 2006. Operating a small English school in Kobe has truly been an interesting and rewarding experience.
Teaching in Japan has so far allowed me to coach over 340 students. Some started from elementary school age and continued until they entered university. Others have gone on to become international flight attendants for major airlines. Many have been older students wanting to improve their English as a hobby or to enjoy international travel more. Sometimes there is the need to give presentations at international conferences. For those who have lived abroad the need for a place to maintain their ability after returning to Japan.
The need for teaching English in Japan
The need for English proficiency is growing daily among Japanese people of working age. Their need for caring and courteous teachers is growing proportionally. The Japanese seek English schools offering reasonably-priced schools where students can acquire, hone and maintain their skills. Despite an ever-growing number of online sites for study and online lessons, small, individually-owned schools with caring coaches are still be a much better choice for many students.
Some of the students who study English with me have tried online lessons and have told me that they prefer a place to go to study. They say it is the teacher that helps them continue and achieve their goals. They also explain that after returning home, they find that their desire to rest becomes strong. Turning on their PC to study a language is not an, “at home thing”. So providing a comfortable place for them to study is essential. That is what I am trying to do and if you enjoy teaching then why not come and join me teaching English in Japan.