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Eikaiwa vs JET vs University Teaching: Which is the better English teaching job in Japan? | Ichimon Japan 80

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On this episode of Ichimon Japan we talk about what the best kind of English teaching in Japan is: Eikaiwa, JET Programme (ALT) or university teacher.

Topics Discussed

  • What it is like working in an eikaiwa school in Japan
  • What the salary is for an eikaiwa teacher
  • The good and bad about working at an eikaiwa school (private language school)
  • What it is like being an assistant language teacher (ALT) on the JET Programme
  • How much you can earn while on the JET Program
  • The good and bad about being on the JET Program
  • What it is like teaching english at a college in Japan
  • What the requirements are for becoming an English teacher at a university in Japan
  • What the salary is like for an English teacher at a university in Japan
  • Which job pays more: Eikaiwa, JET or university teacher
  • What vacation is like for English teachers at Japanese univesities
  • What the contract/term limits are like for English teaching positions at universities/colleges in Japan
  • And much more!

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