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English Teaching in Japan
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By: Mistina Thomson Email Article
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"Welcome to the land of the rising sun. This is a country that is known for friendliness and also its prowess in technology. We have all heard of Toyota’s and Nissan’s prowess in the global market. In this country, the importance of English has fast gained popularity than their latest produced technical genius.

An English job in Japan is one of the most privileged jobs amongst many others. Why is teaching English in Japan considered to be one of the most important things to do? The fact is Japan like China has never been known for its dominance in understanding English. They do speak and write their national Japanese dialect and mostly, nothing else.

The one big plus factor in teaching English in Japan is that the people there are very friendly. The job in itself is viewed so prestigiously that a teacher teaching English in Japan could be treated as a Samurai. The importance of English to Japan as an economy cannot be undermined. With a lot of foreign investors interested in investing in some of Japan’s success stories, Japan can no longer keep their doors shut on people who speak and write English.

Why? A couple of decades ago, when you landed in Tokyo International Airport, you would be greeted with signs and symbols that would just not make sense to you if you do not know Japanese. Like Mandarin, the Japanese dialect is pretty hard to understand and write. In fact, if I recollect, before a tourist lands in Japan he is given training to comprehend Japanese.

All of this was the scene couple of decades ago. Though, I would not say that the importance of the local dialect has decreased, the increased importance on English as a Second Language makes you feel comfortable. Suddenly, there is a grown perception to tourism as tourists are no longer prone to insecurities when they visit Japan.

An English job in Japan pays you well. Being Japanese that they are, the schools that would hire you would also look well after you. Be prepared for a sumptuous treat of hospitality and feel-at-home factor. Apart from all this, also be prepared for the recognition you would get if you would be able to impart good education to the citizens of Japan.

Teaching English in Japan is no longer considered to be a taboo. In fact, there are many advertisements of English Job in Japan. All these factors clearly point towards to the growing popularity of English as a second language in Japan. If you are an English Teacher wanting to try your skills teaching English in Japan as a second language, Sayonara! And meet you at the Tokyo International Airport."

Ms. Mistina Thomson, the author of the article. If you are interested in Teaching English in Japan or would like to find an English Job in another country start by visiting web forums for English teachers and browsing job offers on online bulletin boards.

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