Nova and Teaching English in Japan

NOVA Corp is the Japan’s largest English conversation school chain. And for those who teach English in Japan and are employed by Nova I say… DOH! I read the news back in April of 2007 when Nova got busted for breaking the law (they refused to refund tuition fees to students who canceled their contracts.)…

Skype English Learning Now More Popular!

As the Internet grows and social media takes the spotlight, more and more people are discovering new ways to connect online. Living in Japan is a dream for many people and teaching English is one of the basic gateways to getting a job in the Asian country. But if a person is hardcore about teaching…

ESL: Teaching American or Brittish English (or something else?)

I read an article over at Vagablogging called Teaching ESL: Which English do you teach? It’s about ESL teachers and how different types of English are taught in different parts of the world. I’ve met Japanese people that sound American, Australian, and British in my city. I find this pretty interesting because even though the…

Teaching English in Japan

Q&A: Working in Japan, no bachelors degree?

Note: I don’t teach English and I don’t work for a Japanese company so I was hesitant to answer this. But I figured… what the hell… so my answers below are based on what I know and have learned from others, not from experience. Another post, Americans working in Japan, might be of interest to…

Teaching English in China (Nova)?

People are still talking about Nova and what’s to come but there’s no solid solution for foreigners who worked for Nova besides returning to their home country… and who really wants to do that? Japan kicks ass! Today there is an interesting article over at Japan Today regarding people who used to work for Nova….