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Re: Teaching English in Japan - TEFL hours

Posted By: nomad soul
Date: Saturday, 2 December 2017, at 7:34 a.m.

In Response To: Teaching English in Japan - TEFL hours (Jonathan S)

I'm currently travelling in Australia and am thinking of enrolling in a CELTA TEFL course at one of the universities here to realise my ambition of teaching English in Japan. I have a question to ask you before I do.

I have a degree in English Literature and Politics, and have experience mentoring younger university students (18+) and taking classes (around 10 hours total at a guess) of students aged 11-18 as a student ambassador. The CELTA courses I am looking at total at 120 hours, but I read on one website that Japanese schools often look for people with a 168 hour qualification, or that I should try and get a 140 hour combined qualification to make up for my lack of experience. In your opinion, would the 120 hour CELTA course provide me with the correct amount of time to land me a job teaching English in Japan?

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Since your question is job related, I suggest you head to the Japan jobs discussion forum (at the link below) and ask there. You'll need to register to post your questions.

http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewforum.php?f=11

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Teaching English in Japan - TEFL hours
Jonathan S -- Thursday, 30 November 2017, at 3:40 p.m.
Re: Teaching English in Japan - TEFL hours
nomad soul -- Saturday, 2 December 2017, at 7:34 a.m.

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