TEFL Exchange's Guide to Japan
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TEACHING ENGLISH IN JAPAN

Many people consider Japan to be the perfect mix of traditional and futuristic. And, they would be right, but there is so much more to Japan than cherry blossoms, castles and talking toilets (as cool as they are). Everything is immaculately clean and organised, crime is near non-existent, food is both inventive and delicious, and anime is surprisingly entertaining. These are just a few of the reasons that people dream of teaching English in Japan. 
It doesn’t necessarily matter where you teach in Japan, it’s going to be an experience. Friends are easy to come by, partly because karaoke is the perfect bonding activity, the language is tough to master but not impossible to learn, and the Japanese are a kind hearted and welcoming nation. Accommodation and transport are often included in your job contract, along with visa assistance and many other essentials. There's very little to worry about other than which job to take!
You may not become a fully fledged teacher straightaway as it’s common for English teachers to be assistant language teachers (ALT) to begin with in Japan, helping a Japanese teacher of English (JTE) take lessons. There's a huge difference between teaching in Japan and other countries due to the high standard of education in the country. The types of lessons differ depending on the age of the students, with the younger kids enjoying games, songs and activities, and older children enduring a more rigorous schedule with a heavy focus on grades. 
If you're genuinely serious about teaching, looking for a structured work schedule with a high paying salary and countless benefits, Japan is without a doubt the place for you.
TEACHING ENGLISH IN JAPAN

Many people consider Japan to be the perfect mix of traditional and futuristic. And, they would be right, but there is so much more to Japan than cherry blossoms, castles and talking toilets (as cool as they are). Everything is immaculately clean and organised, crime is near non-existent, food is both inventive and delicious, and anime is surprisingly entertaining. These are just a few of the reasons that people dream of teaching English in Japan. 
It doesn’t necessarily matter where you teach in Japan, it’s going to be an experience. Friends are easy to come by, partly because karaoke is the perfect bonding activity, the language is tough to master but not impossible to learn, and the Japanese are a kind hearted and welcoming nation. Accommodation and transport are often included in your job contract, along with visa assistance and many other essentials. There's very little to worry about other than which job to take!
You may not become a fully fledged teacher straightaway as it’s common for English teachers to be assistant language teachers (ALT) to begin with in Japan, helping a Japanese teacher of English (JTE) take lessons. There's a huge difference between teaching in Japan and other countries due to the high standard of education in the country. The types of lessons differ depending on the age of the students, with the younger kids enjoying games, songs and activities, and older children enduring a more rigorous schedule with a heavy focus on grades. 
If you're genuinely serious about teaching, looking for a structured work schedule with a high paying salary and countless benefits, Japan is without a doubt the place for you.
COST OF LIVING

 Salary
 Rent
 Meal
 Beer
 Water
 
¥250,000-350,000‎
¥50,000-90,000
¥700-2,000
¥400
¥100
 
($2200-3000)
($450-870)
($6-18)
($3.50)
($0.90)
 
 Transport (Single fare)
 Taxi (Based on 1km)
 Utilities
 Cinema
 Gym (Per month)
¥200
¥400-500
¥19,000
¥1,800
¥8,500
($1.80)
($3.50-4.40)
($170)
($16)
($75)
Salary: ¥250,000-350,000‎ ($2200-3000)
Rent: ¥50,000-90,000 ($450-870)
Meal: ¥700-2,000 ($6-18)
Beer: ¥400 ($3.50)
Water: ¥100 ($0.90)
Transport (Single fare): ¥200 ($1.80)
Taxi (Based on 1km): ¥400-500 ($3.50-4.40)
Utilities: ¥19,000 ($170)
Cinema: ¥1,800 ($16)
Gym (Per month): ¥8,500 ($75)
Domestic Flight (based on Tokyo to Hiroshima): ¥8,000 ($70)
 Domestic Flight (based on Tokyo to Hiroshima)     ¥8,000     ($70)
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