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Re: Hard to find job in japan please HELP

Posted By: nomad soul
Date: Friday, 6 June 2014, at 9:47 a.m.

In Response To: Hard to find job in japan please HELP (Shayne)

Hey everyone. im currently studying a TESOL course to teach english as i would like to teach in japan.

But through alot of searching and readin it seems like everyone wants people who have gone to a uni and aquired a bachelors degree.

I left school when i was 16 and have worked full time jobs ever since then, i never went to uni and the highest qualification i have is a certificate from which i studied a diplma in 3d animation but failed the second year so only ended up with the cert from the first year.

So i mean even tho im studiny for this TESOL Cert, that still wont even be enough to get me a job?

I have sent away so many applications to japan for teaching jobs with a really good cv and photo and everything, but i have not had a single response from anyone.

I do not want to spend 4 more years studying something just so i can get a degree and blow thousands of dollars away just so i can then drop all the 4 years and money to go and teach.

I want to teach, i mean thats why im studying this TESOL course..but uhh everyone wants a degree.

So can someone help me out here, im kinda stuck with nowhere to go.

please email if you can help shed some light on this

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In no way is a short TESOL course a substitute for a 4-year, academic degree program. And yes, around the world, a BA is a minimum requirement of either the employer or the country's visa regulations or both---no way around it.

It's ironic that you want to enter the field of education as an EFL teacher, yet, don't want to "blow" the money toward getting an education yourself.

Anyway, that's the reality of the situation as the pool of TEFL jobs that don't require a degree is quickly shrinking. By the way, this topic has recently been discussed ad nauseam on the Cafe's general and newbie jobs discussion forums.

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Hard to find job in japan please HELP
Shayne -- Friday, 6 June 2014, at 5:57 a.m.
Re: Hard to find job in japan please HELP
spiral78 -- Saturday, 7 June 2014, at 5:55 a.m.
Re: Hard to find job in japan please HELP
Joyce -- Saturday, 7 June 2014, at 1:56 a.m.
Re: Hard to find job in japan please HELP
nomad soul -- Friday, 6 June 2014, at 9:47 a.m.
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shayne -- Sunday, 8 June 2014, at 4:58 a.m.
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Stephen -- Tuesday, 10 June 2014, at 7:20 a.m.
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nomad soul -- Monday, 9 June 2014, at 9:07 a.m.
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Tim -- Monday, 9 June 2014, at 12:57 p.m.
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spiral78 -- Monday, 9 June 2014, at 1:18 p.m.
Re: Hard to find job in japan please HELP
steve amey -- Friday, 13 June 2014, at 10:20 a.m.

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