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Re: What's happened to Eikaiwa?

Unread post by Edogaijin » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:43 pm

I had a great year last year with lots of new students. Lost a few recently due to scheduling. Can't get the right students for their classes all in the one place at the same time. The local Japanese competitor down the road who was teaching out of his home has just built a 3 story building with the 1st floor full of classrooms. I think he's also hired some gaijin teachers... so all the new taiken lessons are going there... I've had no calls yet. May have to move location again. On the other hand I may scale down and join the gym again. Work or health... hard for me to find a balance... I put my prices up last year but still got a lot...With the competition I may appear expensive now... can't win...

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Re: What's happened to Eikaiwa?

Unread post by Shawn » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:13 pm

Inakanosensei wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:36 pm
I might be doing coursework from home next year and I thought about going back to Japan to work so I can support myself while doing this. Are there many eikaiwa jobs around? Even the not-so-good ones? When I left Japan in late 2011 the ship seemed to be sinking and my salary and working conditions (with Intercrap) seemed to be getting worse year by year. But there is not much work here in this part of Florida, either. Any suggestions, opinions, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
Have you looked at the job boards on GaijinPot and Daijob? There's also https://www.japanenglishteacher.com/

That will give you an idea of what's out there.

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Re: What's happened to Eikaiwa?

Unread post by Inakanosensei » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:32 pm

Thank you, Shawn.

I was at the TESOL Conference in Seattle last month and Westgate was recruiting there. The short-term contracts and working at a university sounded great to me, but then I saw what was said about them here at LJ and other sites. I will definitely have a look at the websites you recommended.

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